Sean Yseult

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Sean Yseult
Yseult performing in 2010
Yseult performing in 2010
Background information
Birth nameShauna Reynolds
Born (1966-06-06) June 6, 1966 (age 56)
OriginNorth Carolina, United States
Years active1985–present
Formerly ofWhite Zombie

Sean Yseult (/ɪsˈɔːlt/; born Shauna Reynolds; June 6, 1966) is an American rock musician who currently plays bass guitar in the band Star & Dagger. She has played various instruments with different bands since the mid-1980s, and is best known for playing bass in White Zombie.

Early life[edit]

Her parents were both college English professors.[1] Her mother, Ann Reynolds, taught the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer, while her father, Michael South Reynolds, was an authority on the life of Ernest Hemingway.[1]

The atmosphere in the family home was bohemian, with artists and scholars gathering for deep conversation and socializing.[1] Yseult's parents took her and her sister to many artistic events.[1]

Before her days as a bassist, Yseult studied fine art and ballet while attending North Carolina School of the Arts for high school.[2]

Music career[edit]

Early career / White Zombie[edit]

Yseult played bass in White Zombie for 11 years before they disbanded in 1998.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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."[6]

Personal life[edit]

Yseult moved to New Orleans in 1996, after White Zombie disbanded.[7] She married Supagroup musician Chris Lee on January 12, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she lives.[3] With her husband, in 2002 she founded, then ran, a dive bar popular among artists and musicians, The Saint,[3] in New Orleans's Garden District.[8]

Yseult earned her degree in graphic design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.[2] She also began showing her photography in galleries in 2002. In 2006, she began a design line[9] 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.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d Xia, Samantha (May 27, 2021). "For Sean Yseult And Husband, New Orleans Means Much More". Stuffs that Matter. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Rock Book Show (August 3, 2011). "Sean Yseult Interview "I'm in the Band: Backstage Notes From The Chick In White Zombie". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Evans, Morgan Y.; Yseult, Sean. "White Zombie: Sean Yseult". Crusher Magazine. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  4. ^ "Former White Zombie Bassist To Tour With The Cramps". Blabbermouth. October 2, 2006.
  5. ^ Yseult, Sean (July 2, 2016). "Books I'm in the Band". Sean Yseult Photography.
  6. ^ Suehs, Bob (March 2, 2011). "Sean Yseult - Interview 2011". Rock -N- Roll Experience. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012.
  7. ^ aos (February 23, 2017). "AOS Presents: Sean Yseult – Artist, Designer, Musician, Photographer and former bass player of the multi-platinum rock band White Zombie". Architect of Sound. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "About". Sean Yseult Photography. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  9. ^ Yseult, Sean. "Sean Yseult Designs". Sean Yseult Designs.
  10. ^ Bienstock, Richard (October 19, 2018). "Former White Zombie Bassist Sean Yseult Talks About Her New Photography Show". Guitar World.

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