Sean O'Bryan Smith

Born: October 26, 1971    Primary Instrument: Bass

Sean O'Bryan Smith

With nearly twenty years of experience in virtually every musical genre, Sean O'Bryan Smith has become one of the most celebrated and highly sought after bass players in the music industry. The combination of virtuoso bass technique, a high energy stage presence, and the ability to adapt to all types of music has landed Sean in an enormous variety of different musical situations. Some of the artists that have relied on Sean's groove either live or in the studio are Anna Wilson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Jody McBrayer, Robin English, Rebecca St. James, Steve Virginia, Steve Azar, Cyndi Thomson, Vee, Chuck Wicks, Christina Tabuchi Stoff, Leo Stoff, Rich Eckhardt, Justin Conn, Nissi, Gypsy Carns, and the list grows more everyday. In 2007, Sean was involved as Musical Director for the Hammer and Honques house band for the FOX TV show Nashville. With this position Sean performed with Rachel Bradshaw, Jamey Johnson, Matt Jenkins, Jeff Allen, Mika Combs, Lindsey Hager, Erika Hoyt, Sarah Gunsolus in addition to RCA recording artist Chuck Wicks....
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In addition to touring the world as a sideman, Sean is an accomplished music writer. He is a regular contributing writer for Vintage Guitar magazine, Premier Gutiar Magazine, and Christian Musician Magazine. He has been published in Bass Player Magazine both as a writer and an artist and writes a regular column on Music Business Survival for Eden Electronics.
”...soulful,melodic, and unpretentious...” —Bryan Beller, Bass Player Magazine

”I'm impressed with Sean's musicality. Great groove, melodic phrasing, and flow on fretted and fretless and nice songs and arrangements with strong supporting players. I'm really enjoying his new recording” —Mark Egan

“I've traveled and toured with some of music's greats, spanning all musical directions. I've always appreciated musicians who can count higher than four. Sean is one of those. So was James Jamerson. Jaco, too... The kid can play. I'm critical (Hell, I've heard them all!), but Sean clearly knows his business. He's been practicing with the lights out, huh?” —Benny Brown Radio Luxembourg; and Two time winner of Billboard's International Radio Personality of the Year

The highly acclaimed solo album for bassist Sean O'Bryan Smith featuring the hit single "Sweet". Tapestry features a number of incredible players including Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Jerry Marotta, Rich Eckhardt, and more.

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Nashville, TN

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Product and Music Business clinician for Steinberger, Epiphone, and Eden Electronics

LOTS! Primary instruments are a custom designed Valley Arts Custom Pro 4 string bass, 2 Steinberger XQ2 4 string basses, Steinberger XQ25 5 string bass, Steinberger Synapse Custom 4 string bass, NS Design WAV electric upright, Tobias Classic 6 String bass, US Masters EP41PJ 4 string bass, US Masters SS5 Signature Fretless 5 string, numerous vintage basses and guitars for session work. Varying Eden amp setups designed for each application. Line 6 and Dine Guitars pedals for processing.

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