Sean Cleland is a performing and recording musician based out of Honolulu, HI. He is a songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. His solo act focuses on original and cover songs that fall within a rock, soul, blues, and folk aesthetic. His band, the Hollow Spheres, blends together elements of alternative rock, britpop, the fab four, and jazz rock. He has released a solo album entitled "The Winter Room" (2009), as well as an EP with the Hollow Spheres entitled "Silence Speaks Louder" (2010). They are available digitally on iTunes and CD Baby. His other regular projects are with acoustic soul vocalist Tahiti Rey (Na Hoku nominee) and all-original indie rock band Linus. He plays regularly in Honolulu and other areas on Oahu. He has also traveled to the Big Island, Kauai, and Japan to perform. Sean is available for private events as well. For rates, monthly calendars, sample setlists, and audio clips, please explore the website.
Sean has played (or currently plays), at Honolulu venues such as the Hard Rock Honolulu, The Safehouse at the Republik, Wai'olu Lounge in Trump Hotel, Sheraton Waikiki, Waikiki Beach Marriott, Tiki's Bar & Grill, Duke's Waikiki, Hale Koa Barefoot Bar, The Modern, Top Of Waikiki, The Hyatt, LBLE Bar at the Hilton, Jimmy Buffett's, The Row Bar, The M, The Plaza Club, Bishop Museum, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio, Pearl Ultralounge, The Crown Bar, Park Restaurant, BambuTwo Lounge, Mai Tai Bar, KITV News Studio, Kumu Kahua Theatre, ARTS at Mark's, Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival, First Friday in Chinatown, the Honolulu Museum of Art, Moose McGillicuddy's, Downbeat Diner & Lounge, Rivals Sports Bar, Aloha Beer Company, ThirtyNineHotel, Brasserie Du Vin, Bar 35, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe, Next Door, Grand Leyenda Cantina, Station Bar, Irish Rose Saloon, Apartm3nt, Mercury Bar, Vice Nightclub, Hawaiian Brian's, Wahoo's, Cha-Cha-Cha Salsaria, and Anna O'Brien's.
-In August 2013 Sean performed live on KITV Honolulu.
-In November 2012 Sean became a semi-finalist for RAW Awards.
-In October 2012 The VeJJs became semi-finalists in the Mai Tai Rumble.
-In April 2012, Sean was selected as one of 25 finalists in the state of Hawaii for the "KOHN2 X Factor Audition Pass Contest".
-From 2009 to 2011, Sean led the rock trio The Hollow Spheres. Their track "Lights" was recently included on the “Alternative HI” compilation album (recorded at Soul Sound Records by Shawn Moseley and Brandon Apeles, and distributed internationally by Mountain Apple Company) and gets played regularly on Star 101.9 FM.