For 25 years, Sean Panting has been one of the most vital and exciting performers in Canada. From his time as a founding member of iconic Newfoundland bands Drive and Kelly Russell & The Planks, to performances with the likes of Billy Bragg and Dave Bidini, to collaborations with artists as diverse as Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle and improv artists McKudo, to his frequent appearances as an actor on stage and screen (most recently as Walter the lecherous lawyer on CBC’s Republic Of Doyle), Sean has created a sizable body of work.
Man Of The Year, released Dec 1 2011, is his fifth solo disc, following the electric Receiver and acoustic Victrola (2005), Pop Disaster (2002), and his solo debut Lotus Land (2000).
"For 25 years, Sean Panting has been an original voice in Canadian music whether it's through his impeccable solo albums or his band collaborations. The wit of Costello, the intensity of Townshend, the straight-ahead rock of Grohl. A musical integrity all his own." – Russell Bowers host of Daybreak CBC Alberta
“I have been a Sean Panting fan since the beginning. He seems wonderfully stuck between the old world and the new. His songs show all the history and lineage of a St. John’s musician named Panting while being amongst the most contemporary tunes I’ve heard in a while. Rock on Sean!” - Alan Doyle Great Big Sea
“Sean Panting is one of the best songwriters, not only in NL, or Canada, but anywhere. It's been a pleasure watching him grow over the years and Man of the Year is as good as anything he's ever done - a great distillation of styles and varying sonic attacks. Congratulations Sean on another killer album!" - Mike Campbell The Carlton/Much Music
“If you don’t like Sean Panting we can’t hang out. There’s more story in two verses of a Panting song than there is in most libraries” - Mark Critch This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Sean Panting Singer/Songwriter