Almost 20 years after receiving his first pair of drumsticks, Sean Rainey has developed into an exciting and original
drummer, who’s playing has taken him across the globe. Originally from Oakland, CA, home of the “East Bay
Grease”, Sean has shared the stage with international vocal stars the Three Irish Tenors, drumming legend Ricky
Lawson and the Oregon Marching Band to name a few. Finding joy in the wide variety of musical styles and cultures,
Sean has toured Europe with an award winning concert band, traveled to Ghana to perform traditional African drum
and dance and done session work for the major film studios in Los Angeles.
Sean’s musical life began long before he touched the drums. Kicking in time at a Rolling Stone’s concert while still in
the womb and going to his first Grateful Dead concert at age three are a couple of the early moments that helped
define Sean’s course in life. Growing up listening to anything from Ravi Shankar to King Crimson to Mile Davis gave
him the inspiration before he knew what drumming was.
Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, Sean has maintained a busy performance and teaching schedule.
Based in Los Angeles, he has performed with local and national artists, including The Aggrolites, Kevin Richardson
(Backstreet Boys), Dub Thief and Mandorico. He was the house drummer at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills with
the Rob Gonzalez Trio. Sean is also a Vic Firth Teaching Endorsee.