SEAY

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SEAY
Portrait of Seay.jpg
Background information
OriginCharlottesville, U.S.
GenresNew-age
Occupation(s)Vocalist Composer
Years active2005–present
Labelswww.tuscansunmusic.com
Websitewww.seayonline.com

SEAY (pronounced "say", born Melissa Seay Harshaw) is an American award-winning New-age music artist and humanitarian who has gained prominence as both a vocalist and composer. She has released multiple recordings, many of which have received awards and nominations. Her 2016 release In the Garden featuring collaborations with Grammy Award winners Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman charted on the Billboard New Age albums chart for five weeks peaking at #3[1] and won the Zone Music Reporter best vocal album of the year.[2][3] Her 2018 album A Winter Blessing the Gift was engineered by Jeff Silverman (producer) [4] and Grammy Award winners Brian Vibberts, Ricky Kej, and P. A. Deepak.[5] From that album for Christmas 2019, two singles, Father Christmas Eyes and On This Starry Night were also released. [6] [7]

Formative years[edit]

With classical music training in both voice and music, Seay's formative years were spent playing piano, studying voice and traveling with her family throughout the Far East while her father, an Army physician, finished his medical residency. Her great aunt was the celebrated American operatic mezzo-soprano Margaret Harshaw, who performed for 22 seasons with the Metropolitan Opera.[8][9] She later attended the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London with graduate studies in Decorative Art.[10] It was while living in England and returning to her family's English roots, her music journey began singing on projects for song publishers Carlin, Motown, Warner Chappell Music, artists Elaine Paige and Annie Lennox and performing in London's music scene.[11][12][13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2018 A Winter Blessing the Gift [14]
  • 2016 In the Garden
  • 2007 A Winter Blessing: Songs for the Season
  • 2006 1 Voice [Special Edition]
  • 2005 1 Voice

Extended play

  • 2015 Love is the Ocean

Singles

  • 2019 “A Winter Blessing The Gift - The Singles”
  • 2018 "On This Starry Night" [15]
  • 2011 "I Will Love You Still"
  • 2009 "A Christmas Heart"
  • 2009 "All Around The World"

Compilation album[edit]

  • 2019 Heaven's Gate, A Better Mind, Mindful Music Association. [16]
  • 2018 Let's Have a Rockin Christmas, Vol 3 - Various Artists.

All Music:[17] CD Baby:[18]

Collaborations[edit]

[19][20][21][22][23]

Filmography[edit]

  • 2007 Gracie: The Diary of a Coma Patient [24]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2019 - Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee-Best Holiday song -"Father Christmas eyes" [25]
  • 2019 - Global Music Awards -Silver Medal - Winter Blessing the Gift, album and female vocalist [26]
  • 2019 - Global Music Awards- Top albums [27]
  • 2019 - Clouzine International Music Awards [28]
  • 2018 - Mainly Piano - Michael Debbage top 5 - Winter Blessing the Gift [29]
  • 2017 - Zone Music Reporter- Vocal Album of The Year winner - Top 100 Radio Awards - SEAY In the Garden [30]
  • 2017 - Global Peace Song Awards winner new age song - "We Are One" [31]
  • 2017 - Global Peace Song Awards winner social media - "We Are One" [32]
  • 2017 - Global Music Awards- Silver Medal "We Are One" new age pop and female vocalist [33]
  • 2017 - Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee - Seay and Geoff Koch - Hearts afire [34]
  • 2016 - Billboard Chart #3 Peak - New Age Albums - In the Garden [35]
  • 2016 - Zone Music Reporter Best Vocal Album - In the Garden [36]
  • 2016 - Global Music Awards- Silver Medal New Age Album - SEAY In the Garden [37]
  • 2016 - Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee "We Are One" Best Ambient New Age Song [38]
  • 2016 - Mainly Piano - Michael Debbage top 2 - In the Garden [39]
  • 2011- Park City Film Music Festival - Gracie: The Diary of a Coma Patient (Film) - Musical Excellence in a Performance/Experimental Film [40]

Humanitarian events[edit]

Seay has been a part of humanitarian events which include the opening ceremonies of International Day of Peace and her song "All Around The World" [41] was a featured theme for Project Peace on Earth's Love All Simulcast live from Bethlehem and Palestine on Christmas Day 2012, for which she is a musical ambassador, her vocal chant piece "Orion's Gate" is also on Project Peace on Earth's 2 Unite All Volumes 1 and 2 with 26 world artists including Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, and Stewart Copeland, in support of The United Nations World Peace Initiatives. Vocal work includes participation on the world music project "Shanti Samsara" launching the2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris produced by Ricky Kej.[42][43][44][45] She is also a C.A.R.E channel artist, providing original instrumental music as a therapeutic tool for use in acute care hospitals, residential care facilities, hospices, palliative care units, cancer centers, children's hospitals, and rehabilitation.[46]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Jeff Silverman Discography". Virtual Studio Networks. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  5. ^ ♫ A Winter Blessing the Gift - Seay. Listen @cdbaby, retrieved 2019-09-27
  6. ^ A Winter Blessing the Gift - Single by SEAY, retrieved 2019-11-01
  7. ^ ♫ A Winter Blessing the Gift: The Singles - Seay. Listen @cdbaby, retrieved 2019-11-01
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  9. ^ "Margaret Harshaw | American singer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
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  12. ^ "Review Digest - Review of 1 Voice at Musical Discoveries". www.musicaldiscoveries.com. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  13. ^ "Spiraling Music Artists". spiralingmusic.com. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  14. ^ "Brian Vibberts", Wikipedia, 2019-09-27, retrieved 2019-09-27
  15. ^ "On This Starry Night". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  16. ^ "Mindful Music Association | Helping and Healing through Music". Mindfulmusicassoc. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  17. ^ "Seay | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  18. ^ ♫ 1 Voice Special Editon EP - SEAY. Listen @cdbaby, retrieved 2019-09-24
  19. ^ "Sounds from the Circle - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  20. ^ Fasmer, B. T. (2018-07-02). "Sounds from the Circle X". New Age Music Guide. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  21. ^ Fasmer, B. T. (2017-03-29). "Ricky Kej – Shanti Samsara". New Age Music Guide. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  22. ^ Particles in Space (feat. Seay, Armand Hutton, Brian Scanlon, Maksim Velichkin & Laura Halladay) - Single by Merrill Collins, retrieved 2019-09-27
  23. ^ parlaygame (2019-07-23). "Proyog: From yoga's birthplace". Parlay Game. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
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  40. ^ Gracie: The Diary of a Coma Patient (2007) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-10-14
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  42. ^ "WORLD PEACE THROUGH MUSIC – Empowering Inner and World Peace". Retrieved 2019-09-24.
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  45. ^ "Shanti Samsara by Ricky Kej". Best Digital (Electric) Pianos in 2018 - Reviews. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  46. ^ C.A.R.E artists https://www.healinghealth.com/about-healing-healthcare-systems/care-artists/.