A SOLIHULL musician has been taking the world by storm landing himself a headline spot at Birmingham’s 02 Institute and a place in the New York film festival.
Sebastian Tree, who was born and bred in the borough, is set to make a splash across the pond with his music video for his debut single Fallen Star which will be showcased at the Hamilton International Film Festival, in July.
The single which will be released on Friday (February 12) was filmed in Alcester Town Hall and can be previewed on Sebastian’s website now.
It has already received great feedback on YouTube and a number of people have pre-ordered the track on iTunes.
Sebastian, who described his sound as similar to the Kings Of Leon and early Coldplay, has also been snapped up by American-based PR company Slater Brothers Entertainment.
He is also planning to release another single in March before the whole EP is available in early April, coinciding with his gig at the 02 Institute on April 8.
Sebastian, who has 28,000 Twitter followers, said: “I’ve been playing music all my life – my father is a bit of a go to man and he has played with people like Tory Lane from Black Sabbath and Bev Bevan from ELO.
“He wasn’t in any of those bands but he has played with them and has worked with them over the years. He has also worked with Robert Plant, Paul Carrack and Nigel Kennedy.
“I have always wanted to be a singer since a young age – I was inspired by Freddy Mercury from Queen – I saw him on a video as a kid and I just knew that was what I wanted to do.”
He added he had spent the last two or three years travelling all over the world playing his music but Solihull would always be where his friends and life were so he had decided to come back to record an EP.
“My family is very supportive – my three brothers, my mum, my dad and my dog Shola are all very proud,” Sebastian said.
He added he was absolutely ecstatic when he found out he had a headline slot at the 02.
“I couldn’t believed what had happened – it felt like a lot of work had finally paid off – I literally eat, sleep and breath what I do,” Sebastian said.
“I’m not nervous I’m looking forward to it – I feel it’s something that I’m destined to do – I get more apprehensive really and anxious – I would do it tomorrow if I could.
“It feels a bit like a dream becoming a reality.
“It is fantastic to know it’s finally happened and I’m having success with my music career.”
Visit www.sebastiantree.co.uk for more information and http://tinyurl.com/j59mqgk to watch Fallen Star in full.