The Facebook page Seamus The Great sites influences from a wide array of genres, and on the "In The City" EP that varied taste is on full display. Song to song, verse to verse, an incredible range, versatility and clever composition make for one of 2014's best releases. The self described Harmonious Rock tag is also spot on. The endearing chorus vocals, mixed with anthemetic melodies and laced with tasteful horn sections creates a sound unlike most local bands. If you are looking for two stand out tracks to draw you in go to "Life is Good" and "Universe".
John Donahue, formally of Bombardier to Pilot, is the creative mind behind Seamus The Great. The Ep was recorded John Dello Locano, of Bridge East Studios in Massachusetts and was recorded over a 7 day period. The passion and dedication really shines through on this album as John Donahue recorded all instrumentals and vocals aside from the horns and co-produced the album. John said this is an album he's been waiting ten years to write and record, that passion is seeping in every note and line in this album. The compositions are brilliant and the daringness to make an honest and personal record is so apparent with every song it's easy to become attached to the songs as if they were your own. One thing that is for sure that the hardest thing in music is to truly be a good song writer, this is not an issue for Seamus the Great.
From start to the end, this EP is a must hear. Seamus The Great is my new hot list for 2014, and you can keep up with them on Facebook Here, and check out future news, reviews and interviews here on Examiner.