Earth Is Hollow
Born in New York City, Sean Lee comes from a musical family. His father, Jon Lee, was in the original production of Flower Drum Song on Broadway and performed in the showrooms of Las Vegas along side such stars as Elvis Presley and Don Rickles. Seans own musical career started at the age of 12 with the purchase of a set of drums from an East Side pawnshop. As often happens, garage bands and nasty phone calls from neighbors followed. When it came time for college, Sean headed to the music-rich city of Memphis, TN. It was there, with a guitar 'borrowed' from his freshman roommate, that Sean began his lifelong romance with songwriting. Combining his childhood love of anything loud and poppy with the twang and sorrow that comes only from the American South, Sean started to turn out song after song. While drumming and singing with the popular Memphis alternative band The Subteens, Sean was able to get his music heard. Rescue Me, Sean's first song to get airplay on radio, was recorded at Memphis' Ardent Studios and produced by Matt Martone (3 Doors Down, Sister Hazel). Rescue Me not only appeared on radio and CDs but also garnered a 4th place finish (out of hundreds) in the 7-UP Internet Music Challenge. Returning to New York to pursue a solo career Sean banished his drums to the corner of his father's attic and began playing guitar in clubs throughout New York and the northeast. In the summer of 2000 Sean released the EP Stop Gap, a mixture of studio tracks and live performances. The CD caught the energy and passion of Sean's live acoustic show as well as introducing listeners to the scope of his songwriting. But as the title infers it was but a taste of what was to come. In Late 2001 Sean entered Excello Studios (Fred Scheneider of the B52s and Richard Hell) to record his follow-up CD The Earth is Hollow. Working with Leo Overtoom and East Village music legend Tom Clark (Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Group, Kevn Kinney), Sean created his latest CD. A true hybrid of all that has filtered through his ears, the CD which NY Rock says has a 'clean minimalist sound ... (and) a refreshing twang about it' offers a view into the life of Sean Lee.