Producer, Studio, Multi Instrumentalist
“Charlie Watts, Kenny Jones, Andy Newmark, Simon Kirk, Wayne P Sheehy, nothing more needs to be said about Wayne does it?”
Wayne Patrick Sheehy, professional musician and producer raised in Worcestershire England He moved to his Fathers native Ireland in 1974 completing his education in Bantry and Cork. .
Producer,Drummer /Percussionist, Writer,multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Studio owner, these are all titles that describe and portray the highly creative, tireless professionalism and productivity of Wayne Sheehy. Wayne has recorded and toured with some of the worlds most renowned musicians, Ron Wood, Bo Diddley, Amina Annabe, Robert Palmer and Carl Carlton, Hothouse Flowers, Moya Brennan, Damien Dempsey, Andrew Strong, The Chieftains, Bono, Cactus World News, Tania Nassibian, Lupe Fiasco, Michelle Shocked, Angelique Kidjo, Jeff Martin, The Armada, Solas to name but a few of the musicians he continues to work with and has worked with. He has also worked with and for some highly successful producers,including Chris Kimsey, Andy Wallace,(Nivana) Bob Clearmountain(Springsteen etc), Kevin Killen(Peter Gabriel,Elvis Costello etc) Greg Cohen(Tom Waits), Ron St Jemaine (N I N), and Jerry Wonda (Fugees etc) amongst many others.
Wayne owns his own studio “Ocean Studios Ireland ” in the village of Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula, a remarkable area of South West Cork ; .He is an in demand record producer and has a unique combination of skills allowing his production to be a complete one stop shop as he is a multi
instrumentalist ,engineer and arranger/composer, a great advantage to the recording artist whilst also being cost effective for all. Wayne’s Ocean Studios’ Ireland, is an innovative high quality recording facility/ production suite with accommodation.Clients include Carl Carlton,Austin Leahy,Pa Curran,Barry grace,Walking On Cars,Max Hofler and Yoyo Rohm,Sarah Lynch ,Paul McGann,Danny Battles and many more. Wayne has his own label Oceanwest records and the debut release Pa Curran’s “Unintentional Hero” produced in his studio by him went to number 1 in the Itunes charts(13/7/2014).Wayne’s key word when describing his studio is “Nurture” ,he believes in making it professional ,affordable ,inspirational and fun.
Quote “Thank you Ocean Studios Ireland and Wayne P Sheehy for a week of commitment,passion,and creativity exceeding all expectations!It has been an invigorating experience working in your environment and we can’t wait to come back.All the best from Berlin” (YoYo Rohm and Max Hofler)
Whilst being highly renowned as a kit player Wayne has developed his own stand up system using Djembes and a full percussion rig and low end micʼs, this has been used to great success internationally with Damien Dempsey, Carl carlton and the Spirit of Woodstock ,Moya Brennan(Clannad) and Jeff Martin on acoustic tours. It generates a full spectrum sound whilst incorporating groove and top end percussion, ”The Octopus ” a system which now has many emulators around the world. He has had a long and successful relationship with Zildjian Cymbals International and Remo percussion,Tama Australia and (Billy Hyde music in Australia).
Wayne continues to tour with acts including Damien Dempsey(no 1 Irish album 2013),Carl Carlton and The Spirit of Woodstock, Ron Wood,and Moya Brennan , when production schedules permit. He performed at the stunning Electric Burma concert in honour of Aung San Suu Kyhi the Burmese political activist with Bob Geldof, Bono, Lupe Fiasco, and Damien Rice and many others .Carl Carlton and Woodstock and wonderland release their debut album internationally this Oct on Caroline /Universal records and follow with a 12 date promotional tour of Germany Nov/Dec.
Forthcoming production releases on his label produced in Ocean are Heidi Ott-album, Pa Curran second single and album,Maggie Keane -album.DDAAKKUU – album…
Wayne lives in IRELAND sharing his time between Dublin and his spiritual home Kilcrohane in West Cork.
Contact Wayne Sheehy:
PH: +353 87 2885830