by Anthony Wells, recording artist
For those not in the know, Sean Dennison is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and actor currently residing in Austin Texas, US.
His musical style includes modern, funky acoustic tracks with a kick and a hook. With charismatic, incisive and emotive vocals that cut right to the chase. Make some time to check out some of his material on Reverbnation or Youtube (links provided below). Songs such as "Still All About You" will likely have you tapping your foot to the beat whilst musing on how a song can simply be that cool. Or "Mermaid", retaining a chilled vibe but breaking into a soulful and passionate chorus.
Armed with his weapon of choice (guitar) and his musical talent, he owns the confidence and ability to just simply show up anywhere and play to anyone. He has performed to diverse audiences in various parts of the world.
A case in point is when, in 2016 he traveled to Barcelona, Spain and proceeded to busk on the streets in front of some of the beautiful landmarks of the city. Entertaining passing strangers with cover versions and his own compositions, many of those strangers became friends and fans of this adventurous troubadour from the United States. What a tremendous, direct and simple way to connect with an audience.
Having played to the natives and tourists of Barcelona, he now counts many fans from countries such as Germany, France, Italy, UK, Russia and, of course, Spain, all of whom can now follow him on social media and artist platforms and websites to check out the latest.
If there is a lesson in all this then perhaps it is that you don't necessarily require an expensive marketing campaign to expand a fanbase across the world. After all, there is surely nothing better for a true music fan than to catch an artist playing live right in front of them and being able to directly interact with them. Promotion doesn't get any more simple than that.
With a little bit of the adventurous spirit, aided and abetted with some musical chops, anything is possible. Perhaps Sean's success can inspire other artists out there to take their art right out there, anywhere, and show people what they can do.
Here's some links. Check them out.
Article written by Anthony Wells: @NinoHarmonic
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