Sean Yseult

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sean Yseult
Rock City Morgue - Sean Yseult.jpg
Yseult performing in 2010
Background information
Birth nameShauna Reynolds
Born (1966-06-06) June 6, 1966 (age 53)
OriginNorth Carolina
GenresAlternative metal, thrash metal, surf rock, punk rock
Occupation(s)Bassist
InstrumentsBass, piano, violin
Years active1985–present
Associated actsWhite Zombie, The Cramps, Zilch, Rock City Morgue, Famous Monsters, Star & Dagger

Sean Yseult (born Shauna Reynolds; June 6, 1966) is an American rock musician. She currently plays bass in the band Star & Dagger. She has played various instruments with different bands over the years, and is best known for playing bass in White Zombie.

Music career[edit]

Early career / White Zombie[edit]

Yseult played bass in White Zombie for 11 years before they disbanded in 1998.[1] In 1996, she participated along with Jay Yuenger in the tribute band to the Germs called Ruined Eye. After the breakup of White Zombie in September 1998, Yseult started playing bass for the band Rock City Morgue. She formed the Famous Monsters in 1995 which also featured Katie Lynn Campbell, bassist for the Toronto-based C'mon.

Post-White Zombie[edit]

In 2006 Yseult briefly played bass for and toured with The Cramps.[2]

On November 1, 2010, Yseult released I'm in the Band, a book containing tour diaries and photos as well as detailing her eleven years spent as a member of White Zombie.[3]

When Rock N Roll Experience Magazine asked Yseult in 2011 why she was not involved in the White Zombie box set her reply was, "It was a little bit of a fuck you to me & J. which was kinda weird since we were 2/3rd's of the band but anyways."[4]

Design and Photography career[edit]

Before her days as a bassist, Yseult attended North Carolina School of the Arts for high school where she studied fine art and ballet. [5] Yseult earned her degree in graphic design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. [5] Yseult also began showing her photography in galleries in 2002. In 2006 Yseult began a design line [6] featuring wallpaper, pillows, scarves with her hand drawn graphics. Gallery shows include exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Yseult has also been a member of The Rawk Show – Fine Art by Musicians, in Texas among other shows.

In 2018 Yseult debuted a photography exhibit, entitled "They All Axed for You", at the Boyd Satellite Gallery in New Orleans.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Yseult married Supagroup musician Chris Lee on January 12, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she lives.[1] She once owned and ran a dive bar popular among artists and musicians, The Saint,[1] in that city's Garden District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "White Zombie: Sean Yseult". Crushermagazine.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "Former White Zombie Bassist To Tour With The Cramps". Blabbermouth.
  3. ^ I’m in the Band on book page on author's website, July 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Rock N Roll Experience's interview w/ Sean Yseult website, 2011
  5. ^ a b "Sean Yseult Interview "I'm in the Band: Backstage Notes From The Chick In White Zombie". Rock Book Show (YouTube). August 3, 2011.
  6. ^ "Sean Yseult Designs". Sean Yseult Designs.
  7. ^ "Former White Zombie Bassist Sean Yseult Talks About Her New Photography Show". Guitar World.

External links[edit]