Sean Healy has a made a very interesting, unique niche in the music business. Over 17 years ago, he founded Sean Healy Presents (SHP) and captured a music marketing approach like no other by allowing local bands of all genres to showcase their musical talents in California’s key venues, while offering live music fans decent ticket prices to the hottest local as well as national-level concerts.
Healy moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in acting. He struggled like others looking for a break while waiting tables, collecting unemployment and finding ways to survive in Hollywood as an actor and an artist.
His early booking days were developed in a small theatre space in Hollywood, where he would throw underground performance art and spoken word shows.
In 1996, his music career began when a Hollywood club owner who had hired him as a day manager recognized Healy’s talents and set him on the course of booking bands. Healy’s niche began soon after when he found that he could help unsigned musical artists and build a business at the same time. Through his connections with key industry partners and venues – including the House of Blues, Viper Room, Roxy, Troubadour, Great American Music Hall, and Grove of Anaheim to name a few – and his continually growing promotional infrastructure enforcing packed houses all over Los Angeles – and now San Fransisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Arizona – Healy was able to offer up-and-coming talent an incredible opportunity to perform live in front of an audience that could influence the future of their career.
Aside from the local shows, SHP has thrown events with live performances by notable legends such as George Clinton & P-Funk, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Blondie, DJ Quik, De La Soul, the Psychedelic Furs, Barrington Levy, Lit, Eek A Mouse, and more than 500 other national acts. Local artists are often given opportunities to open term papers sale for such artists.
In 2014, SHP will celebrate its 18 year anniversary. Healy sees his company and himself expanding into musical tours and musical events while giving back to the community by speaking to aspiring industry students. At the heart of it all will remain the continuing passion of giving live bands the chance to perform in the mecca of the music world, Hollywood, and throughout the country.