Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Séan McCann (CD Launch)

November 18, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$30 – $35

The following is Séan McCann’s description of his transition and discovery through personal changes.

When I finally gained my independence from alcohol, a very strange thing happened: I began to actually feel everything. After leaning for decades on a very reliable anesthetic, I was now forced to face my pain sober and alone. I knew this was an essential first step in my recovery but my inner catholic wasn’t doing me any favours and quite foolishly I decided to quit smoking at the same time. Nothing like a good old fashioned self flagellation to make a fella feel better about himself.

The first three months were brutal but I still had my family and I began to feel better about it all as my physical health and mental abilities slowly started to return. I was a seed in the spring trying to break through frozen ground into the light above.

….and then my cyst came back.

re enter old friend Aaron Low   www.thevoiceclinic.com

“So what has changed in your life over the past 6 months?”


“You quit smoking too…? Couldn’t you just smoke 3 or 4 a day to keep your cords tough?”

“I’m not very good at maintaining small numbers”

“What have you replaced alcohol and tobacco with? What are you doing to cope with stress…?”

“I write songs”

According to Aaron years of smoke and drink had hardened my vocal cords (which by the way are about as thick as butterfly wings) into boot leather and they were now slowly beginning to soften up (not necessarily such a good thing for a 46 year old professional screamer like me). My weapons were down…my shield turning slowly to rust.

So after almost no serious consideration whatsoever, I decided my best path forward was to make a new solo record. As soon as I started singing the demo’s I began to feel my voice return. I don’t sing as high as I used to, but my new voice is stronger than ever.

Whatever doesn’t kill you….


been a long time now since u left me here alone
but i don’t mind, coz i have grown
and i feel allright, something must be wrong
gonna take my time, gone sing my song
cuz i am Stronger….

you can tell me lies, til i can’t believe my eyes
but i’m not the kind to lay down and die
u can fool me once, that’s on me
but try it twice, and u will see

I am Stronger, Better every day
Stronger, I got something to Say
Stronger, deeper than the Sea
Stronger, than I ever used to be

when it all comes down, you’ll be nowhere to be found

but I’ll be standing here, yeah i’ll still be around

and i’ll take this old guitar and fill it with my heart

show the world i’m ready to make a brand new start

I am Stronger, Better every day
Stronger, I got something to Say
Stronger, deeper than the Sea
Stronger, than I ever used to be

If it takes a thousand years
for the Truth to break
I will overcome my fears
and set the record straight…



November 18, 2017
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$30 – $35
Event Category:


Hugh’s Room Live
2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
+ Google Map