Tommy Sheehan, at just 21 years of age is already known for his lush acoustic guitars, ambient vocal melodies and spacious natural soundscapes. Moving to the Gold Coast when he was just a baby he grew up close to the ocean, and that’s a vibe that’s evident in his music.
“I can be influenced by anything, really when it comes to songwriting,” he told Blank GC.
“Lyrically I am always driven by the highs and lows of general life, things that everyone can relate to that really pull at the heartstrings.”
Sonically though he says he’s inspired by everyday sounds.
“I always seem to have different melodies in the back of my mind,” he said.
And while he’s absolutely influenced by modern day artists getting airtime on his personal playlists such as Matt Corby, Angus Stone and Bon Iver he says he was also influenced by the music his parents listened to. Artists like Lenny Kravitz, Powderfinger and John Mayer.
“It wasn’t until high school that I started to form an individual taste for music,” he said.
Tommy is getting ready to release his EP The Cold. It’ll be a short, sharp and very sweet four-track release. And the good thing about that is that you’ve got a few chances to catch young Tommy live in coming months.
“I’ve got a few release shows along the east coast that I’ll be promoting to launch the EP throughout November,” he said.
“The main Gold Coast EP launch show will be at the Gold Coast Soundlounge on 18 November.”
“I’ll also be performing at elsewhere in Surfers on 4 November The Milk Factory in Brisbane on 27 November.”
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Tommy Sheehan launches his EP The Cold at Soundlounge Currumbin on 18 November.