We’ve recently reviewed Sean Grant & The Wolfgang’s latest EP, which you can view here. But we thought we’d let them introduce themselves to you.
Who are you and what do you do?
Sean Grant the front man of self name Sean Grant & The Wolfgang
Where did the band’s name come from?
The Sean Grant part was easy! The Wolfgang roughly translates to “Travelling Wolf” make of it what you will.
How did you get started?
I’ve always played around in bands since I could pick up a guitar. I just got fed up of writing and listening to songs that had no meaning to me, hence writing the songs based around my family history and everyday folk.
What have you got going on at the moment?
Our debut EP “We The Working Class” is out on the 9th June on The Shipping Forecast record label which i’m extremely excited about, each of the 4 tracks has a story based music video too.
Best experience in the business?
The Clash magazine premiered our debut music video which was an amazing buzz for us, also looking forward to playing Camden Rocks Festival too!
Why should Soundscape readers care?
Music is a personal preference so I don’t expect everyone to like it. But if you take the time to listen to the lyrical content and fancy something a little different then you may just enjoy it! We’ve been likened to Frank Turner and generally Alt, Folk, Rock and Punk have been thrown around.
Tell our readers an interesting fact about yourself?
None of my family members play a musical instrument, my uncle Shay plays the tin whistle rather well though. They are on the other hand all music lovers, especially my Grandfather on my Mothers side with him being a record collector who the song “We The Working Class” is based on.
What’s your writing and recording process?
It differs from time to time, sometimes the lyrics will come first and be stuck in my head and I need to write them down in a book that I always carry with me. Sometimes i’ll just get a melody in my head and i’ll hum that into my phone to record it. Once i’ve sat down with my guitar and hashed out a song i’ll normally get it down roughly and take it to Fiske my lead guitarist and we’ll record it together.
What inspires you?
Everyday people, unsung heroes… Old folk waiting for the bus I find have the best stories. i’m currently fascinated with Bletchley Park and the code breakers.
Who are your role models/idols?
I have many i’m as much a music fan as a musician! I have a huge love for Tom Waits, his whole persona and stage show I think is amazing but then also artists like Billy Bragg for everything he stands for.
Hardest thing about the current business?
I think it’s hard for people starting out to know what to do or who to go to, where to expel their energies. The advice that I normally give when asked is to play music that you love, surround yourself with people who care and are also good at what they do and support other bands or acts and ask for their support in kind.
What are your future plans?
Like I said i’m looking forward to having our EP out and we have a few great festivals we’re playing too. I think after this plans will be some some more releases videos and gigs and we’ll see what the rest of the year brings us.