Sean McCool began his professional music career in the 60’s as a boy soprano. Under the auspices of St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, where he attended elementary school, Sean was dispatched, along with a handful of other choirboys, to various churches around the city to perform on weekends at weddings and funerals – fifty cents for funerals and a dollar for weddings!
In 1973 Sean moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where he attended the University of Victoria and obtained a Bachelor of Music degree. He has played guitar, keyboards, and sang with numerous rock, pop and country bands as well as playing guitar for several theatre productions.
In the 1970’s Sean was in Sour Grapes and Riffraff; in the 1980’s Poorboy, Overproof and Doc & the Doo-Wops, and in the 1990’s Sea Cruz, Third Avenue and The Waybacks. From 2003-06 Sean worked for Holland America and Princess on cruise ships with a quartet called Party of Four.
In August, 2007 Sean finished a recording project for a 4-song CD which is a supplement to the novel Shooting Stars written by Laurie Olson. The music is an integral part of the book and the author commissioned Sean to add the auditory dimension to the book. Three of the songs were co-written by Sean and Laurie. Her son, Jesse Olson wrote the fourth tune on the CD. The recording itself was a solo project. Check out the video on Sean's profile
Sean is currently playing with Victoria's premier R&B/Soul band "Soul Shakers" who recently recorded and released the CD “Love is Love” and will be performing at Esquimalt's Ribfest on September 11
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