"Sean's gentle touch and contemporary sensibility gives his music warmth and style."
“Guitarist/composer Sean Bray leads a tight trio on a note-bending, bristling musical journey through Transcendence (Counterpoint Recordings). The Canadian guitarist plays with a bluesy gait and wide-open rhythmic feel on tunes like "So Inclined" and the jangling, resonant "Vibe," but hints of darkness and improvisational spirit bubbling underneath give his hooky compositions added depth. "Three Shades of Haze," for example, draws upon Hendrix for an improvisational flight, twisting a familiar melody into distinct interpretive passages, from lightly rhythmic, to eerily hushed. "Machiavelli" finds Bray making a heavier statement, with his distorted guitar braced in the dark funk colors laid down by bassist Dale James and drummer Tim McIntyre. Pieces ranging from the softly explorative title track to the dramatic, mystical suite, "Thought I Heard the Bells," James and McIntyre provide consistent and expressive counterpoint to Bray's original style of play.”
"Sean Bray is a real treat to listen to. Great guitar playing, composition, and a really fantastic band that plays together!"
"Bray is an accomplished composer, arranger and guitarist. Sean's songs have lots of colour and texture, and some irresistible melodic hooks."
The Toronto Star
“This One's A Peach (Counterpoint Recordings) "Guitar fans, here's one for you. Summery sunny melodies are served with elegance and élan on this 12-cut album where Bray indulges his fondness for pretty playing on electric and acoustic guitar as well as mandolin. The pacing is mostly reflective, yet he does more than enough to make the album appealing by meticulous work and layering on his original tunes. There's even a background vocal on "Alone".”
The Toronto Star