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Jesse Sheehan - How The Light Gets In EP

29 Jun 2013 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Still relativity new in Wellington’s music scene, Jesse Sheehan is fast shedding some light as to why he’s about to become the next big thing in the Capital’s indie scene. This young talent is creating a stir in the indie folk world, just having released his second EP; How The Light Gets In.

This six track EP is a beautiful melody of simple tunes with some captivating lyrics, sung by an otherworldly voice that far precedes his young years. The first track, Sunshine is straight into a lightly upbeat number accompanied with backing vocals of fellow bands members. The songs stay light until track four, Meredith; a haunting and very melancholy piece that really makes you stop and listen. Paving the way for the rest of the remaining tracks, they show depth, age and wisdom.

A truly uplifting, sorrowful packed EP that makes you feel like you are watching him perform live for an audience of one. Watch this space for great thing to follow from Jesse Sheehan.


About Jesse Sheehan

Growing up in Wellington, Jesse Sheehan was immersed in music at home from a young age. He played gigs with local big shots while still in high school and in 2008 his band the Stray Dogs were placed in the national 6 finalists of Rockquest. In this same year he was placed 2nd in the national Play It Strange song writing competition with his song ‘Cake and Love and Wine’. Back at Rockquest in 2009 this time as a solo artist, he won it, the first solo act to do so.

This was enough to set Sheehan on his musical path. After completing high school Jesse made the move to Auckland to immerse himself amongst musicians and new friends. He recorded and released his debut EP in November 2011. The six self-penned tracks on ‘A Crack In Everything’ started to get him noticed both within the music industry and to an enthusiastic live audience.

‘A Crack In Everything’ features his first two singles, both of which were judged in the final top 20 of the Apra Silver Scrolls awards in consecutive years. .

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Jesse Sheehan


In This Dance
Year: 2017
Type: EP
Drinking With The Birds
Year: 2016
Type: Album
How The Light Gets In
Year: 2013
Type: EP
A Crack In Everything
Year: 2011
Type: EP

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