Venue:  The Merchant Ale House
Time:  Saturday 2:30pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  St. Catharines ON
Price:  $10 or Festival Pass


Sean has been playing guitar since 2004 in bands of many genres. He began playing and writing melodic metal music and has since crossed over into the rock, folk, and country genres. After moving to St. Catharines in August of 2012 to complete his degree in Visual Art at Brock, Sean has performed original folk songs at downtown open mics and started The Graveyard Shift band with fellow singer Efe Osazuwa. Currently he writes his own acoustic guitar instrumentals and backs up friend and fellow musician Brittany Brooks in her St. Catharines-based folk project Creature Speak.


Sean began writing acoustic instrumentals in 2010 inspired by a music piece titled “Ocean” by the John Butler Trio. While continuing in other bands more rock and folk related, Sean kept his acoustic folk songs on the back burner until recently. Now his current instrumentals can be seen on Thursday nights at Mahtay Cafe’s open mics.


Sean Benton – Guitar