Sean Staples is an award-winning California based film and television composer, producer, and writer on the hit single “Dancer” by Flo Rida. Sean has a long list of award-winning feature film composing credits (recently The Perception, starring Eric Roberts & Nick Bateman) and he has scored a wide variety of decorated and award-winning short films and television programs including the Amazon mini-series BACKLASH. In addition to his film and television credits, Sean has provided custom score for international brands worldwide.
Having previously worked with artists like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, The Temptations, Matchbox20, Ludacris, Saliva, Third Eye Blind, Sly & The Family Stone, Justin Bieber, and many others in his past endeavor as founder and creative visionary at Shine Drums & Percussion. “I’ve always lived and breathed music. I consume it, I’ve built it from scratch with drums, I’ve studied it till my fingers were raw playing violin in orchestra, and I still get to use it every single day to tell stories on screen.”
Since the age of 8 when he first picked up a violin and began studying via the Suzuki Method, his sights were fixed on symphony and orchestra. Sean’s formal music education began under the renowned Linda Ghidossi-De Luca (Skywalker Symphony Orchestra/Dixie Chicks) and he ultimately sat first chair viola for the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra by the age of 14. Sean went on to study music at Cal State University Sacramento and began session engineering in the studio and writing for a variety of uses.
Sean’s library of written songs, music, compositions and scores continue to grow and range from current radio to full orchestral film arrangements and modern ambient scoring. Sean’s objective is to challenge himself daily with great projects and continually grow his catalog while evolving musically to meet the demand for engaging and dynamic music for today’s creative industries.