Resume

 Sean O’Rourke 

Drums, Percussion, Mixing & Production 

Website: http://www.seanorourke.com

E-mail: sean@seanorourke.com

Cell: 615-305-0012 

Work experience:
2008 – Present.        

Owner operator of O’Rourke Audio and Worldwide Drum Tracks.    

Release of second solo record “Ronin”.    

 Drums for Zak Godwin record “Moundbuilder”    

 Produced and Mixed record “Apogee” for Richman, Williams and Moore.    

 Drumming for Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier at Peach Fest,Summer Camp music festival,Del Festival.     

 Drums for Marty Manous solo record “Transcendence” #5 on Indie Blues Rock charts.      

January 2015- Eigth Modern Drummer feature.

November 2012- Seventh Modern Drummer feature. 

 Drums for latest Oteil Burbridge solo record,produced by David Ryan Harris.

  Outsourced drum tracks for Mo Pleasure(Keyboard player for Michael Jackson). 


Outsourced drumtracks for Wizard Jones(Keyboard player for Justin Beiber).

 Staff mixing engineer for INIO records.

 Record for The Avant Garde Dogs including Production, Recording, Drumming, Mixing and Mastering.

Record for Dave Morris entitled “In and out of love”. Produced by William Bell.

 Record for Jeff Floyd entitled “Keepin’ it real”. Produced by William Bell .

 Record for Tomas Ramirez entitled “Tres” including , Drums, Production and mixing. 

Record for Lola Gulley entitled “Give her what she wants” Produced by William Bell .

 March 2010- Sixth Modern Drummer feature for Doug Webb’s “Equalibrium”.

May 2008-  Fifth Modern Drummer feature.    

Full page feature in “Sticks and Skins” hard cover book with over 500 of the Worlds most famous drummers which is in the Smithsonion Library.  

Created Worldwide Drumtracks. Outsourcing drum tracks via FTP Worldwide, reaching clients as far as China and Bolivia.

 Created Atlanta Professional Musicians website.

 Owner operator of O’Rourke Audio, specializing in Production,engineering,mixing and mastering.

 2006 – 2007

June ’07 Modern Drummer feature.

 November ’07 Modern Drummer feature.

 The Tonite show with Sugarland.

 The View with Sugarland.

 ACM Awards Television appearence with Sugarland.

Tour with Sugarland including opening for Kenny Chesney’s Stadium tour and headling the CMT tour.    

2005 – 2006

Opened O’Rourke Audio Protools based Recording Studio.

Record for Anthony Papamichael entitled “Mass Appeal”.

 Drummed, Mixed, Mastered Three records at O’Rourke Audio for Tom Grose entitled “Jetsum”, “Music For Film and Television”, “At Bay”.

 Released Solo Record entitlted “Primal Colors”. Reviewed in Ocotber 2005 Modern Drummer. 

Record for William Bell entitled “New lease on Life”.  

Record for Lola Gully produced by William Bell.

Nationwide Tour with Multi-Platinum artists “Sugarland”.

Good Morning America Television show with “Sugarland”.

 Martha Stewart Television Show with “Sugarland”.

Country Music Awards Television show with “Sugarland”.

Walmart Television show aired in all Wallmarts worldwide with “Sugarland”.

 AOL Sessions with “Sugarland”.

 Appeared on #1 Music video for Sugarland single “Settlin'”.

Received Ludwig Drum endorsement.

Received Promark drum stick endorsement.

Received Remo Drum head endorsement.

 Received Sabian cymbal endorsement.


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 Steely 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” including Drums and mixing .

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 Steely 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 Vogle. 

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 Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival.

Performed with David “Honeyboy” Edwards, an 85-year-old guitar player who gigged 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 and Brian Lopes.  

Toured Europe with Mothers Finest including East and West Germany, Austria,Liechtenstein, and the Netherlands.

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame induction with Mothers Finest.

Performed with Speech of Arrested Development.

 Recorded NBA music and video(appeared in NBA TV commercial)

 Drummed for film and television for TBS, Turner South,and NASCAR.

 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”,including 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. 

1982 – 1995

Toured Switzerland with Ichiban recording artist, “Francine Reed” of “Lyle Lovett” and “Willie Nelson”. 

 Performed in Manhattan, NYC at various nightclubs including CBGBs, Bottom Line, Bitter End, and Club Sine.  

Nationwide freelance drummer including various recording sessions and club dates.  

 Appeared on the national TV show “Star Search” for two weeks.

Employed as Staff 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:  

Jerry Ragavoy Studios: Howard Tate 

 Turner Studios: Music for Film and Television

Sound Lab Studio: Staff Drummer

Crescendo Studio: Commercial Work

JBS studio: Project Work

New Age Sight & Sound: Project Work

Devotion Sound: Project Work

Audio Works Studio: Project Work

Soundscape Studios: Project Work

Radio Active Records: Record Dates

Criteria Studios: EP produced by Tom Allom of “Judas Priest” 

Kala Studios: Record Dates

Dopplar Studios: Commercial Work

Crawford Studios: Commercial Work

Exocet Studios: Staff Drummer

Crash Bang Wallop: Project Work

Arcadia Studio: Commercial & Project Work

Windy Hill Studios: Project Work

Duck Tape Music: work with Johnny Sandlin

McMix Productions: Project Work, Dan Coy Trio

Tree Sound: The Aquarium Rescue Unit

Nitework Studios: Speech of “Arrested Development”

Five Star studios: Johnathan Wilson “Loopworks.com”. and Jeffrey Butts of “Shock Lobo” and “Modern Hero” 

CMO studios: Francine Reed of Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson, & Henry Parrilla of “The Platters”, “Widespread Hispanic”

Turner Studios: Commercial Work

VMG Studios: Project Work

Rush Hour Studios: Project Work

House of David, Nashville    Omni Studio, Nashville

 Producers / Composers:

Jerry Ragavoy: Owner of The Hit Factory producer/composer of Janis Joplin & The Rolling Stones.

 David Ryan Harris: John Mayer  

Neal Cappelino: Alison Krause

William Bell: Stax Records, Ichiban Records

 Rodney Mills: Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, & The Aquarium Rescue Unit

Eddie Horst: TBS, CNN, NASCAR, NBA, Cartoon Network, CTC – Russian Television, and LAP – Latin American Pay Television.     

 Reid Hall: TBS (Movie Bowl) and Turner Classic Movies (Wonder Woman)

 Tom Allom: Judas Priest

 Steve Hulse: Atlanta Composer

Sam Knox: Arcadia Music

 Geno Montgomery, Bruce Bennett, Scott Patton: Exocet Records

Johnny Sandlin: Allman Bros

Wayne Dykes, Danny Stearns: Acoustech

John Briggs: First Night Atlanta

Bryan Cole: Ichiban Records

Speech: Arrested Development

Cole, Miller, O’Neill: CMO Studios

Ricky Keller: Cosmic Zambi, Southern Living At It’s Finest