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Sean O'Rourke


LATEST NEWS:

NEW SUGARLAND TOUR starts January 07. I received a full endorsement from Ludwig and Sabian. Check back to see pictures of my new Amber "John Bonham " Visatalite kit. They look great!!! We did ton's of T.V. this year including, CMA's , Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, AOL Sessions, and Walmart's "Soundcheck". I just finished recording drum trax for the new Barry Richman record as well as the new Lola Gully record, produced by William Bell.




I'm also drumming on and mixing a couple of tunes for Kodac Harrison's new record. I also co-wrote one of the tunes. I have also drummed for: Howard Tate ( Drummed on 2004 Grammy Nominated Record "Rediscovered"), William Bell, Chuck Rainey, Solomon Burke,The Soul Stirrers, Speech and Arrested Development, Pat Travers, Mothers Finest, Leo Nocentelli, The Aquarium Rescue Unit (4 Star Modern Drummer review for "The Calling"), Derek Trucks, Oteil & The Peace Makers, Barry Richman, Francine Reed, Johnny Knox, Eric Essex, Sean Costello, Chick Willis (The Stoop down Man), Snooky Pryor and David "Honeyboy" Edwards to mention a few.
I have performed at such high profile shows as: The CMA's, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, AOL Sessions, Walmart's Soundcheck, Sugarland tour with Brooks and Dunn '06, The Jacksonville Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, several Midtown Music Festivals in Atlanta, Ga., Groove Quake Festival in Weisen,Austria with Mothers Finest, New Years Eve at the Henry J Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California with Derek Trucks/ Phil Lesh and Friends, The Yoddler Festival with The Aquarium rescue unit/ Bela Fleck and The Flecktones at Mammoth Mountain, California and others. Oh yeah, I was on Starsearch in the 80's too.......

It has been my privilege to work with great Producers: Jerry Ragavoy (Writer/Producer for Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones and owner/manager of The Hit Factory), Tom Allom (Producer of Judas Priest), Rodney Mills (Producer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Journey), Eddie Horst (Composer/Producer for TBS, REM, Collective Soul... ), Bryan Cole (Drummer/Producer for Ichiban Records)... My involvement with Music for Film and Television, both national and international, has included The Discovery Channel, CNN, TBS, Turner South, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, NBA, NASCAR, Sportstown, CTC Russian Television, Movie City for LAP (Latin American Pay Television) and more.


Work experience:
2003 - 2004
Grammy nomination for Howard Tate's,"Rediscovered" produced by Jerry Ragavoy, the Writer/Producer for
Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones and owner of The Hit factory.
Four Star Modern Drummer review for The Aquarium Rescue Unit's, "The Calling".
Television ad's for The Discovery Channel's, "American Hotrod".
Television ad's TBS, including "Movie Bowl and Stuntman" .
Performed with Mothers Finest including a double bill with Peter Frampton.
Performed with William Bell at The Atlanta History Center.

Performed with Chuck Rainey, world renowned bass player for Steeley Dan,
Aretha Franklin, etc.
Record for Gwenn Hughes.
Record for Johnny Knox and Hi-Test entitled"Renegade Rhythm".

Records for Kodac Harrison entitled"Portraits and Passages and "Georgia Soul".
Record for Anthony Papamichael entitled "Mass Appeal".
Record for Andrew Black and The Believers entitled "Live at Feelay Gumbo".
Record for Eric Michael Hopper entitled "Inside Out".
Record for Bobby Brader entitled "Suspired Dreams".
Record for Bob Katz with Pat Travers on guitar.
Record for Ab Ivens and the Xmissamericas entitled "So".
Record for Jeff Floyd, Produced by William Bell .
Record for 10 Story Relapse.
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates.

2001 - 2002
Record with Howard Tate produced by Jerry Ragavoy, the Writer/Producer for
Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones and owner of The Hit factory.
Performed with Chuck Rainey, world renowned bass player for Steeley Dan,
Aretha Franklin, etc.
Featured on Twenty-fifth Anniversary Compilation for EMG Pickups with Anthony
Papamichael.
Recorded "Let's Jam Instructional Series" for both Jazz and Rock with Peter
Vogl.
Performed at the Southern Regional Emmy Awards with Emmy Award winning
composer, Mr. Eddie Horst.
Performed full-time with Francine Reed including notable performance at Music
Midtown Festival.
Performed with Donna Hopkins Band at the Harvest Moon Blues Festival and the
Annual Lenox Fourth of July Fireworks with notable guests, Governor Roy Barnes
and Mayor Shirley Franklin.
Recorded music for film and television for TBS (Movie Bowl, NASCAR, & NBA),
Turner South, Cartoon Network (Space Ghost, Cartoon Cartoon Fridays main theme, Ed,
Edd, & Eddie, Johnny Bravo, & Courage the Dog),and Turner Classic Movies (Wonder Woman).
Record with Oteil Burbridge for Rush Anderson titled "Rush Hour".
Record with Kodac Harrison titled "Touched by an Angel".
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates.

2000 - 2001
Toured with the Derek Trucks Band including notable performances with Mike
Stern, as well as, New Year's Eve with Phil Lesh and Friends.
Performed full-time with Francine Reed including notable performances at
Midtown Music Festival and "A Time to Dance", a play featuring Ms. Reed.
Recorded music for film and television for Turner Classic Movies, Turner
South and "Movie City" for LAP (Latin American Pay Television).
Recorded the CDs "Defending the Orphan" and "Unexpect It" for Anthony
Papamichael.
Performed at the Southern Regional Emmy Awards with Emmy Award winning
composer, Mr. Eddie Horst.
Recorded numerous drum sessions with a variety of artists.
Achieved Pro Tools certification.
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates averaging thirty-two different musicians a month.

1999 - 2000
Performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival with Leo Nocentelli of The Meters
and Oteil Burbridge of The Allman Bros and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
Performed full-time drumming with Francine Reed including notable performance
at Music Midtown Festival.
Performed with David "Honeyboy" Edwards, an 85-year-old guitar player who
performed with Robert Johnson and is featured in U.S. News & World Report,
"America's Music" July 8-15, 2002 issue.
Performed with Snooky Pryor, the first man to electrify the harp.
Performed at the Southern Regional Emmy Awards with Emmy Award winning
composer, Mr. Eddie Horst.
Performed frequently with Oteil and the Peacemakers.
Performed at Swamiville with "Cosmic Zambi" featuring Ricky Keller, Brian
Lopes, Randy Honea, and Count Mbutu.
Toured Europe with Mothers Finest including East and West Germany, Austria,
Liechtenstein, and the Netherlands.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame with Mothers Finest.
Performed regionally with Speech of Arrested Development.
Recorded NBA music and video for film and television for TBS, Turner South,
and NASCAR for TBS.
Employed as Staff Drummer for Exocet Studios.
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates.


1998 - 1999
Performed with Speech, Arrested Development, Mothers Finest and the Aquarium
Rescue Unit.
Performed with William Bell and Johnny Taylor at Montgomery Coliseum.
Web site, http://www.seanorourke.com/, featured in Modern Drummer.
Performed at the Southern Regional Emmy Awards with Emmy Award winning
composer, Mr. Eddie Horst.
Employed as Staff Drummer for Exocet Studios.
Employed as Staff Instructor at East Cobb Music Academy.
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates.

1996 - 1998
Performed full-time with "The Aquarium Rescue Unit", PBS airing of
Jacksonville Jazz Festival, as well as, opening for "Bela Fleck and The
Flecktones", "Jimmy Cliff", and "Greg Allman".
Recorded music for television and film for CNN, Cartoon Network, Sportstown,
and CTC - Russian Television.
Performed at the Southern Regional Emmy Awards with Emmy Award winning
composer, Mr. Eddie Horst.
Performed with Eric Essex of Zebra Records.
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates.

1995
Toured Switzerland with Ichiban recording artist, "Francine Reed" of "Lyle
Lovett" and "Willie Nelson".
Performed in Manhattan, NY at various nightclubs including CBGBs, Bottom Line,
Bitter End, and Club Sine.
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates.

1982 - 1994
Appeared on the national TV show "Star Search" for two weeks.
Employed as House Drummer for "Sound Lab Studios".
Appeared with "Boss Tweed" on 94Q's CD, "The Best of Atlanta Jazz Flavours
III".
Toured southeastern U.S. with "The Sensors", opening for CBS recording act
"The Producers".
Played with Pat Buchanan and Brendon O'Brian for solo project.
Performed with "Boss Tweed" opening for "The Producers", "Billy Powell", "The
Outlaws", and "Pat Travers".
Performed with "The Running" touring southeastern United States.
Performed in numerous showcases on both the east and west coasts with Florida
based rock band, "False Alarm" opening for "38-Special" and "Eddie Money".
Employed full-time by "Sloppy Joe's - Key West": house band "The Out of Hand Band".
Completed numerous recording sessions.
Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club
dates.


Studio Experience:
1. Jerry Ragavoy Studios: Howard Tate
2. Turner Studios: Music for Film and Television
3. Sound Lab Studio: Staff Drummer
4. Crescendo Studio: Commercial Work
5. JBS studio: Project Work
6. New Age Sight & Sound: Project Work
7. Devotion Sound: Project Work
8. Audio Works Studio: Project Work
9. Soundscape Studios: Project Work
10. Radio Active Records: Record Dates
11. Criteria Studios: EP produced by Tom Allom of "Judas Priest"
12. Kala Studios: Record Dates
13. Dopplar Studios: Commercial Work
14. Crawford Studios: Commercial Work
15. Exocet Studios: Staff Drummer
16. Crash Bang Wallop: Project Work
17. Arcadia Studio: Commercial & Project Work
18. Windy Hill Studios: Project Work
19. Duck Tape Music: work with Johnny Sandlin
20. McMix Productions: Project Work, Dan Coy Trio
21. Tree Sound: The Aquarium Rescue Unit
22. Nitework Studios: Speech of "Arrested Development"
23. Five Star studios: Johnathan Wilson "Loopworks.com". and Jeffrey Butts of
"Shock Lobo" and "Modern Hero"
24. CMO studios: Francine Reed of Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson, & Henry Parrilla
of "The Platters", "Widespread Hispanic"
25. Turner Studios: Commercial Work
26. VMG Studios: Project Work
27. Rush Hour Studios: Project Work

Producers / Composers:
1. Jerry Ragavoy: Owner of The Hit Factory producer/composer of Janis Joplin &
The Rolling Stones.
2. William Bell: Stax Records, Ichiban Records
3. Rodney Mills: Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, & The
Aquarium Rescue Unit
4. Eddie Horst: TBS, CNN, NASCAR, NBA, Cartoon Network, CTC - Russian Television,
and LAP - Latin American Pay Television.
5. Reid Hall: TBS (Movie Bowl) and Turner Classic Movies (Wonder Woman)
6. Tom Allom: Judas Priest
7. Richie Gold: Union Street Mgmt.
8. Steve Hulse: Atlanta Composer
9. Sam Knox: Arcadia Music
10. Geno Montgomery, Bruce Bennett, Scott Patton: Exocet Records
11. Johnny Sandlin: Allman Bros.
12. Wayne Dykes, Danny Stearns: Acoustech
13. John Briggs: First Night Atlanta
14. Bryan Cole: Ichiban Records
15. Speech: Arrested Development
16. Cole, Miller, O'Neill: CMO Studios
17. Ricky Keller: Cosmic Zambi, Southern Living At It's Finest

Bands / Singers / Musicians: {I've recorded for that I can remember}
Howard Tate
Aquarium Rescue Unit
Speech and "Arrested Development"
Mothers Finest
Solomon Burke
Francine Reed
Jerral Portman (Steven Stills)
Petro's Whack Attack
Richard Bicknell
Dan Coy
Kodac Harrison
Jimmy Harris
Anthony Papamichael
Henry Parrilla (The Platters)
The X Miss America's
Peter Vogl
Rush Anderson
Bradford Rodgers
Boss Tweed
Rob Narke
The Running
Marc Jackson
Alan Finegold
Sean Romuno
The Velvet Jones
Marty Kearns
Peter and Patrick Noonan
Chris Wilson
Jump The Wall
Dezeray's Hammer
John Briggs production of "Dracula: The Rock Opera".
Curtis Jones
Art Linton
Steve Milsap
Al Rinegold
Billy Wilke
Out of Hand Band
False Alarm
Touvaroon
Seed Machine

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