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"Worked at Sean's today on the latest Boss the Tweed tune. It was The very last song I wrote some years ago while working on "Grey" and it didn't make the record. I feel blessed to have such a talented friend, engineer, producer helping me navigate through some very difficult material. Not too shabby on the drums either hahahaha. Thanks Sean! Also kudos to Barry Thrasher, Mike Ewbank, and Greg High for playing yer arses off!!! This stuff is coming out better than I ever could have imagined! More to come...."

David Brian Smith

Composer

 
 


"Sean is a premium musician and a 'Jedi' drummer. He filled in on a live gig with my band, without any rehearsals, and was spot on. He's performed drum sessions on several of my songs from his own studio, and the drums sounded fabulous, and were recorded very professionally, and in a timely manner. His performance and creativity was on the money, with very little direction, and he picked up on things I had not thought of. Professional, positive, creative... these are the attributes a producer looks for from the talent on his recordings, and Sean's got 'em" - Scott McDavid (Composer/Producer)
www.scottmcdavid.com

 


"There may be alot of great musicians out there, but it's very rare to find someone with great taste. Even though I'm in a different continent, Sean understood what my songs needed just by listening to a crappy guide with the click track I sent him.. Sean has the vision of a great producer and I'm not afraid to say he is probably one of the best drummers in the world right now, It was an awesome experience for me!"

www.thejoti.com


 

"The most important thing I look for in a Drum session is a Drummer that delivers 'Feel' and 'Tone'. Sean's got modern day techniques with my favorite "play with your guts and balls in your face old school groove". This cat has got my favorite dose!"
Eisen Yeo

Associate Songwriter (Universal Publishing Taiwan)
Producer/Arranger (Taipei/Taiwan, Dragon TV, Shanghai/China)

 
 


"Sean O'Rourke is a world class drummer and has provided me with perfect tracks on many occasions. His tracks also sound as good as the performance because he has good engineering skills. I had the pleasure of playing on an album with Sean in 2004, written and produced by Jerry Ragovoy, that was nominated for a Grammy. Sean also has the very important talent of being able to play with a click without sounding like he's playing with a click. This is a very important talent to have when you want time based music to groove. I highly recommend Sean as a session drummer."
Rick Hinkle

 

 

"I had to go back and listen to Doug Webb's record after Sean's posting yesterday, the thing's that were so cool when I was mixing it was that there was no put together manufactured crap, it was top to bottom real playing. Some people just do not understand how important that is to the energy and individuality of a record usually ... See Moreafter mixing a record the last thing I want to do is go back and listen to for pleasure but I put Doug's record in yesterday for the first time in a while and listened to every track and was inspired as a drummer to go out and practice. I wish more record's had that kind of life to them. " 

Eric Snipes

Engineer / Lava Room Recordings


 

"I was unfamiliar with the process of outsourcing, when Sean and I first spoke about it. Sean took the time to help me through the technology part and was great at working with me to get the drum parts right. He's a terrific drummer and a great professional. The parts were always perfect on the first samples he returned. This was my first full length project, and Sean's drumming really made the difference in it. I had a lot of questions through the process and Sean was extremely patient and helpful. I am working on a new project and have come back to Sean to add the drums to that because I was so impressed with how the first one turned out." Mike Panzeca
www.mikepanzeca.com

 
 

 

"Sean is not only phenomenal drummer, he’s highly proficient in the studio with great chops on pro-tools, an exceptional ear, and a simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making sounds and songs come to life. Working with him has been a pleasure!"
Tyler Sadler

 

 

"Sean did a great job for me on my new CD. Great drum parts, fantastic sounds, in-the-pocket feel, and quick turnaround!
I can recommend Sean O'Rourke as a world-class musician."
Steve Carey
Grammy® Nominee & former A&M recording artist.

 


" I've been knowing Sean O. since the early 80's....I have always been a big fan of his energy, groove and work ethic,... a joy to play with and create with,.... "
Wyzard

 
 


"I recently used Sean on the title track of my 2008 CD release, "Body Mind & Spirit". I was working out of a local recording studio in Kennesaw and was able to easily e-mail Sean all of my audio files. He very quickly turned around the drum tracks and did a superior job. It's definitely the best track on the CD, in large part due to Sean's outstanding talents. I have also had the pleasure of working with him live many times. He is one of the greatest drummers I have ever worked with. If he is available for your project, GRAB HIM! You will be thrilled with the results!"
Jennifer Ferren
Freeflight Productions,
New Thought Recording Artist,
Singer/Songwriter
Bandleader, Freeflight Dance Band

 

 

"Sean - Thanks for taking the time to listen to our
songs and ensure that your drum parts fit perfectly
with our music. I was really impressed with how
efficient it is to work with you over the internet.
You provided us with tracks in less than a week, but
yet I could tell that you took your time and ensured
that your drum part would fit in and compliment the
overall vibe of each song. I look forward to working
with you in the future.

Thanks, Jason"

 

 

"Killer drum tracks, affordable rates, fat sound…we couldn’t be more satisfied. Working with Sean was a pleasure, professional in every way. Can’t wait to hear him on our next project."
D. Brown and Rick DeMartini
“Up For Grabs”

 
 

I have been performing and recording with drummer Sean "the groove master" O'Rourke for over 15 years now. Sean plays the song and because he is so versatile, he can use sticks, brushes or his hands depending on what the song needs. But mainly, I just love the way he makes it groove. He is the master!
Kodac Harrison
PS More recently I have been the beneficiary of his fine engineering and production skills. He is a talented man.


 


I've had the pleasure of playing live with Sean, and let me attest, he is world-class. When he told me I could get his tracks on my recordings for $150, I freaked. In a good way. The process is simple and Sean was Mr. Responsive. More importantly, the vibe of the performance was right on, and the engineering was great. Bottom line, my demo turned into a real song, and now proudly sits on iTunes. I will definitely engage Dr. O'Rourke again. Total no-brainer.
Mike McLeod

 

 

 
 


"Quite simply, Sean is one of the best drummers on the planet! I've called upon him often as a live player (including at this year's Atlanta Jazz Festival), as well as for his excellent recording and production skills (including on my upcoming CD, Guiro!); and he always delivers the goods. It's rare to find a musician that combines incredible feel with technical expertise; but Sean's got it all!"
Bradford
Producer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist
www.justbradford.com

 

 

 

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