Sober, Survivor & Great Big Singer
When I was 15 years old I was sexually assaulted by my priest. I spent the next 35 years drinking heavily to numb my pain and avoid my truth. 20 of those years were spent singing in the iconic Canadian party band Great Big Sea. I was high functioning and hiding in plain sight and everything was "fine" until one day it just wasn't. On November 9th 2011 I put down the bottle and finally faced my past. I have been in Recovery ever since and I credit my work in communicating through music as being essential to my continued clarity and overall well being. A secret can kill you, but I know how a song can save your life .and that is what I would like to speak to you about.
If you would like your audience fully engaged with music and truth please email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Your Self (the Séan McCann Story)
My story is about surviving abuse, becoming sober, leaving the band and trying to make a real difference in the world. We all carry some kind of denial in our lives that can prevent us from moving forward. We have to find the Courage to face our problems and Help Our Selves. We are all worthy of love and we all need help at some point in our lives. Songs can help us say the things that are often just too hard to say and encourage us to realize that together we are never alone.