Book Live Music (Honolulu, HI)
(Price is for a solo act featuring a completely live looping performance of vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, and sampled drums)
$500 for 1st hour
$300 for every following hour
LIVE MUSIC - Events & Weddings
(Contemporary Solo Guitar & Voice)
Sean Cleland presents a unique music selection that is perfect for your next event or wedding.
SEAN CLELAND IS A NA HOKU AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER, GUITARIST, AND VOCALIST BASED OUT OF HONOLULU, HAWAI'I. DESCRIBED AS AN "INNOVATIVE SINGER-SONGWRITER AND PROLIFIC PERFORMER WHO PLAYS POP, ROCK, AND SOUL" BY THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER, HIS MUSIC STRADDLES THE LINE BETWEEN THE SOUNDS OF TODAY AND YESTERDAY. AT TIMES INTROSPECTIVE AND REFINED - AT OTHERS FIERY AND EMOTIONAL, THE SONGS PULSE TO A BEAT THAT IS UNDENIABLE.
HIS SOLO ACT AND BAND SEAMLESSLY BLEND TOGETHER SINGER-SONGWRITER, ROCK, POP, BLUES, R&B AND SOUL GENRES. ARTISTS AS DIVERSE AS JOHN MAYER, GARY CLARK JR., RYAN ADAMS, HOZIER, THE WEEKND, AND JAMES BAY MAY COME TO MIND WHEN LISTENING TO SEAN. HIS SINGING IS INSPIRED BY SOUL ARTISTS LIKE STEVIE WONDER AND AMY WINEHOUSE, WHILE HIS SONGWRITING TAKES A CUE FROM ACTS LIKE THE BEATLES, OASIS, AND ELLIOTT SMITH. SEAN'S GUITAR PLAYING SITS ON TOP OF HIS COMPOSITIONS AS A DAZZLING ELECTRIC BLEND OF SRV, HENDRIX, AND MATEUS ASATO.
SEAN'S LATEST ALBUM, “THE PROCESS OF”, WON THE STATE-WIDE 2019 NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARD FOR 'ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR' (AWARDED BY THE HAWAII ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS) (PRODUCED BY MULTIPLE NA HOKU AWARD-WINNING AND GRAMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER IMUA GARZA). HE ACCOMPANIED THE ALBUM WITH TWO ACCLAIMED MUSIC VIDEOS FOR THE SONGS "SALARY MAN" AND "CURL". SEAN HAS ALSO SELF-PRODUCED THREE ALBUMS, "WANDERLUST", "SILENCE SPEAKS LOUDER", AND "THE WINTER ROOM", PRIOR TO HIS LATEST SOLO RELEASE. HE IS A RELENTLESS PERFORMER, AND HAS PLAYED AT THE 2020 NAMM SHOW, OPENED FOR ACTS LIKE IRON & WINE AND HOUNDMOUTH, AND PERFORMED AT WORLD-CLASS VENUES LIKE BLUE NOTE HAWAII. HE HAS ALSO HAD MUSIC PLACED ON NBC AND FREEFORM. CURRENTLY SEAN PERFORMS LIVE IN TWO BASIC CONFIGURATIONS: 1) A SOLO ACT FEATURING A COMPLETELY LIVE LOOPING PERFORMANCE OF VOCALS, GUITAR, KEYBOARDS, BASS, AND SAMPLED DRUMS OR 2) A FULL BAND FORMAT (TRIO, QUARTET, OR QUINTET).
*Note to clients: Sean is able to sound like a full band by utilizing looping techniques during shows. He offers a fuller sounding experience than a single performer with merely an acoustic guitar. Within one song, he can sound like he's playing an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, bass guitar, and drums (while singing). And his hourly rate is much less than a comparable 3 or 4 piece band
*Although Sean's weekly calendar may look full due to his weekly residency gigs, please don't hesitate to call even if you see that he already has a gig on the particular day of your event/wedding. His calendar is flexible and he will work to make your event a reality.
* Sound system is always fully provided at no extra charge.
* Price is for a solo performance.
* Sean requests guaranteed covering over the playing area in case of bad weather/rain.
* Please send song requests (info below) no later than 30-days prior to the event.
* A 50% non-refundable deposit (if client cancels) is required to hold the date in Sean's calendar. Remainder is due on the day of the performance (no exceptions).
* A $50 surcharge per day will be added for every day that the remainder has been unpaid after the event itself.
* If client pays in full anytime prior to 15 days before the performance, the full price will be reduced by 5%.
* State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (4.712%) is fully included in above prices
* Accept cash, checks, credit cards (4% processing fee), and PayPal (3% processing fee)
- Residency Gig Cancellation Fee:
If your event is during one of Sean's normal weekly residency gigs, and he has to find another musician to cover that particular gig so that he can perform at your event, there is an additional $200 fee (to cover the costs of missing that particular gig). Sean's weekly residencies can be found on his show calendar (which is only updated for the current month, therefore please look at the current month for the days of the week that he works, as these gigs go forward every month indefinitely on those particular days).
- Destination Fees:
$50 (any event beyond 15 miles and within 30 miles from Waikiki)
$100 (any event beyond 30 miles from Waikiki)
*Please call for destination fees for events on other Hawaiian Islands, Mainland U.S., or International.
OTHER PERFORMANCE OPTIONS
- Acoustic Solo Guitar & Voice
*Prices are current as of June 2019. Accurate only for events within Oahu. Prices are subject to change.
*Rates apply to private events only, please call for venue gig/residency rates.
*Sean's act can include both cover and original songs if desired.