Sean Cleland is a performing musician based out of Honolulu, HI. He is a songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist. He has released a solo album entitled "The Winter Room" (2009), as well as an EP with his trio, The Hollow Spheres, entitled "Silence Speaks Louder" (2010). They are both available digitally on iTunes and CD Baby. His current solo duo/band stylistically tends toward melodic pop, soul, and folk; while The Hollow Spheres tend toward the more progressive side of rock and groove-based music, though keeping firmly rooted in a pop sensibility. His other regular projects are with acoustic soul vocalist Tahiti Rey (Na Hoku nominee), high-energy blues/rock/pop band The VeJJs, and all-original indie rock band Linus. He gigs around Honolulu (with these five projects, and often others) an average of 24 times a month.
Sean is available for private events and weddings (solo, duo, trio, band). For event 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.