Professional Drummer with Grammy nominated Drum Tracks as well as 8 Modern Drummer features
Grammy nominated master sessions as well as receiving eight Modern Drummer features. Sean is featured in Sticks and Skins which is included in Smithsonian Library,The Grammy Museum archives, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame.
TV shows: The Tonite show, Martha Stuart, The View, AOL Sessions, Good Morning America, CMT Summer Fest, CMT Fanfair, AMA's, CMA's, ACM's, Grand Old Opry Live, Starsearch, and Sugarland's #1 video "Settlin".
His drumming can be heard on Television shows like: Space Ghost, Ed Edd and Eddie, Courage the dog, American Hotrod, NASCAR, NBA, CNN, Turner Classic movies.
Clients include: Jerry Ragavoy (Producer/Songwriter for Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones), Tom Allom (Producer for Judas Priest), Johnny Sandlin (Producer for Allman Brothers), Sugarland, Chuck Rainey (Bass player for Steely Dan), Wizard Jones (Keyboard player for Justin Bieber), The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Mothers Finest, Speech and Arrested Development, Derek Trucks, Javier Colon ( Winner of The Voice), Mo Pleasure (Keyboard player for Michael Jackson), Matt Still (Recording engineer for Elton John),John Kerzweg, Dave Pensado (Producer for Cristina Aguilera), Howard Tate, Oteil Burbridge, Leo Nocentelli (Songwriter/Guitar for The Neville Brothers/The Meters)
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- Jerry Ragavoy (Producer/Songwriter for Janis Joplin
- Rolling Stones)
- Tom Allom (Producer for Judas Priest)
- Johnny Sandlin (Producer for Allman Brothers)
- Chuck Rainey (Bass player for Steely Dan)
- Wizard Jones (Keyboard player for Justin Bieber)
- The Aquarium Rescue Unit
- Mothers Finest
- Speech and Arrested Development
- Derek Trucks
- Javier Colon ( Winner of The Voice)
- Mo Pleasure (Keyboard player for Michael Jackson)
- Matt Still (Recording engineer for Elton John)
- John Kerzweg
- Dave Pensado (Producer for Cristina Aguilera)
- Howard Tate
- Oteil Burbridge
- Leo Nocentelli (Songwriter/Guitar for The Neville Brothers/The Meters)
- Francine Reed (Singer for Lyle Lovett)
- Snooky Pryor
- David "Honeyboy" Edwards
- William Bell
8 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Sean O'Rourke
Sean is a killer: an incredible player with a pocket a mile deep, and a great guy to boot. I had a lot of pretty specific ideas I wanted, and he Incorporated them all and made the whole thing better than I thought it could be. Grateful as all get-out to have Sean on my record.
Sean is just the consummate professional. Not only an incredible player (obviously), but also ready and willing to go in a different direction if I need him to--as I did here, because I wasn't as sure about the feel I wanted as I should have been going in. What a pleasure to work with. Can't wait to do more.
Sean could not have been more of a pleasure to work with. He's a ridiculously good player--chops, pocket, and overall musicality for days--and a terrific guy, to boot. I can't wait to work with him more. If you're thinking about hiring him, don't wait... he's the real deal, and you need him on your music.
Great guy, excellent work - quick, professional job with really well recorded drums, and spot on parts. What's not to like?
Sean is one of the best drummers. Thank you for playing my music. It is a great honour for me. I hope that we will play together again.
Sean was a smokin' drummer back in the '80's, and has only gotten better.
Simply one of the finest drummers working today - makes any band sound the best they've ever sounded and an incredibly nice guy to boot!
My favorite drummer to work with!!
Interview with Sean O'Rourke
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Aquarium Rescue Unit "The Calling". 4 star Modern Drummer review. Drummer / Producer Howard Tate 'Rediscovered". Grammy Nomination Drums, Produced by Jerry Ragavoy
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it and get Great results
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 3 decades
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Decades of experience performing in every genre with the ability to transform any song into a Master worthy product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Allen Heath analog console, Pro tools HD.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drum tracks for any recording application