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Sean McCue was a founding member of alternative rock band Summercamp from Santa Barbara, California who landed a recording contract with Madonna’s Maverick Recording Company in the late 90s. He shared lead singer/songwriter/guitar duties with Tim Cullen. Summercamp released their debut album “Pure Juice” in 1997 and hit the US alternative charts with the song “Drawer.” The Drawer music video was in heavy rotation on MTV. Sean’s track “Should I Walk Away” became a no. 1 hit in Japan. Summercamp toured the United States, Europe and Japan extensively, playing the Fuji Rock Festival on the main stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine and other popular bands. Summercamp also played Lollapalooza, as well as toured with Tonic, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Third Eye Blind, Failure and Poster Children to name a few.


Sean has worked with producers Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters), Chris Sheldon (Feeder, Foo Fighters, Radiohead), Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Ween, Red Kross), Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi, Rival Schools), and Ben Grosse (Danny Elfman, Marilyn Manson, Ben Folds, Sinéad O’Conner, Filter). His music has been featured on television with an on-screen appearance in the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More shows include Necessary Roughness, Close to Home, Miami Medical, MTV’s Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant. Sean’s music has also been featured in major ad campaigns (Macy’s, etc)., and in film (Digimon, Baseketball, Double Take).


In 2005 Sean turned to good friend and producer Robinson Eikenberry to co-produce his solo album “Sean McCue | apart”. Sean called on Ramy Antoun (Summercamp, Seal) who gifted his top-notch, high caliber drumming for the cause. Brett Simons stepped up and laid down stunning bass performances. Tim Cullen and Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) make their background vocal cameos in “whatever you say” and “release” respectively.


In 2006 Sean teamed up with cellist virtuosa Michelle Beauchesne who has released cello albums as a solo artist as well as being a featured cellist in the mega-hit video game soundtrack Call of Duty - Black Ops. The pairing of Sean and Michelle was an exploration in minimalism — vocals, acoustic guitar and cello. The album “After the Fire” is a collection of songs primarily recorded live in the studio during the difficult period of reconstruction after the Tea Fire destroyed Sean’s previous studio in November 2008.


When Sean isn’t working on writing and recording his own music he can be found working with others — Sean just completed recording and co-producing the new Glen Phillips solo album titled “Coyote Sessions”. Coyote Sessions was an experiment in recording. Sean lost his previous studio in the Tea Fire a couple years ago, and recently finished building a new workspace, Coyote Road Studios. It's a big open room, with a distinctive sound. Sean and Glen wanted to see how truly they could capture a real performance - no electronic mixing, no overdubs, just a single microphone a couple feet away from Glen and positioned the players around the room to balance the sound — Glen speaks more in depth of his experience in this interview.


In a recent interview for Sounds of Santa Barbara Sean talks about his experiences and where he is today…




Summercamp - Fuji Rock Festival, Japan - 1997

SUMMERCAMP - LIVE IN JAPAN - Videos
from the “Pure Juice” Tourhttp://www.youtube.com/summercampbandshapeimage_9_link_0
SUMMERCAMP - Music Video “Drawer”
120 MINUTES - MTVhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy_k-6U8HOcshapeimage_11_link_0

Summercamp

Pure Juice

Released 1997

Maverick Recording Company

Warner Bros. / Warner Japan

Reprise Records

Sean McCue

APART

Released 2005

McCusic Records

Sean McCue

Michelle Beauchesne

After the Fire

Released 2012

McCusic Records

Sean McCue

Rescue” (Single)

Released 2012

McCusic Records

Summercamp

“Tonight!” EP

Released 1997

Maverick Recording Company

Warner Bros. / Warner Japan