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Sean McCool

Blues & Rock from Victoria BC

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Sean McCool

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 70’s Sean was in Sour Grapes and Riffraff; in the 80’s Poorboy, Overproof and Doc & the Doo-Wops; in the 90’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. A précis of the book and information about this cross-border collaboration is available at www.shootingstarsthebook.com. A video montage with the music from one of the songs, "Heaven's Jewels" is available for viewing at http://youtube.com/user/Spirit328

Sean filled the guitar slot with Blues Union original members Bob Lesher, Bryan Hunt and Ken Preston at the Hall of Fame event at Element (The Old Forge) on September 20th, '09 where the original Blues Union members were inducted into the Royal City Music Project Hall of Fame.

Sean is currently playing with Victoria's premier R&B/Soul band "Soul Shakers" who recorded a CD, "Live at the Yale" in 2009 and with Preston McCool, a blues-rock band. Sean performed with both bands at the Victoria Blues Bash in 2010.

Current Groups

Soul ShakersGuitar / Vocals2008-present

Past Groups

Preston McCoolGuitar / Vocals2009-2013
Party of FourGuitar / Vocals2003-2006
The WaybacksGuitar / Vocals / Vocal Arrangements / Sequencing1995-2002
Third AvenueGuitar / Vocals / Sequencing1993-2001
Sea CruzGuitar / Bass / Keys / Vocals1989-1993
Doc & the Doo-WopsGuitar / Vocals / Vocal Arrangements1988-1994
OverproofBass / Guitar / Vocals1986-1987
LipserviceGuitar / Keyboards / Vocals1983-1984
RiffRaffGuitar / Keys / Vocals1978-1981
Sour GrapesGuitar / Keys / Vocals1974-1978



"Higher and Higher" at the Victoria Blues Bash 2014
In this video: Sean McCool
Posted: Aug. 2, 2016
Filmed: Sep. 1, 2014
The Soul Shakers Live
In this video: Sean McCool
Posted: Aug. 2, 2016
Filmed: Sep. 1, 2007
Soul Shakers Victoria BC: 2012 Promo Video
In this video: Sean McCool
Posted: Aug. 2, 2016
Heaven's Jewels - Shooting Stars
In this video: Sean McCool
Posted: Aug. 2, 2016
Lip Service Music Video
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1984

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