Hello, I'm Sean White, known as SEANIO. I'm a composer, songwriter and producer, creating music for TV, films, games, apps, production/stock libraries, wrestling themes, advertisements and more - including accompaniment for books. I'm a bit shy about it but I sometimes sing my own songs too!
Growing up in Yorkshire, England, it was apparent that I was a creative soul and had inherited my family’s creative gene passed down through my Irish heritage. I showed talent in art, literacy and music, but particularly music. Before leaving primary school, I'd explored both guitar and piano. Even the saxophone was of interest but I was told I was too small for that! Then came drums. It wasn’t long before I found himself being tutored by accomplished and renowned drummer Paul Smith and reaching semi-finals in national competitions as the drummer in my high school gospel choir.
It was in fact at high school where I was encouraged by then Head of Music Cathy Hindle, to explore anything and everything in music which intrigued me. She offered me a safe haven during break times with free use of the music centre, where I experimented daily, teaching myself melodies and harmonies on piano, self-expression on drums while listening to my favourite tracks, and crucially, production methods using an early version of Cubase on the limited number of very 1990s PCs that were available. Following this, I would continue this exploration of music production at both the Leeds Conservatoire and later, the School of Electronic Music in Manchester after working as a Junior Audio Engineer at games developer turned publisher, Team17.
Despite mild success on the local gig scene as part of several rock bands spurring me on further (including having played at many well-known venues in Leeds), life unfortunately took an unexpected turn for the worse and I was unable to complete my college courses due to the onset of Crohn's Disease and other related health issues including early onset Osteoporosis. Taking a hiatus from music due to this, I explored many other ventures along the way whilst re-learning a few lost life skills but there was no denying music was my calling and true passion in life. Music is where I wanted and needed to be. Now, after a long and arduous road back - both physically and mentally - and a lot of hard work and determination, driven further by having received a little mentorship, support and friendship from two of my musical inspirations, I've armed myself with a fully furnished professional home studio, and have all I need to “begin again” and pick up where I left off.