Sean started playing guitar aged 12 inspired by Iron Maiden, playing his first gig at the legendary Mayfair venue in Newcastle. He played in (and recorded albums with) a range of upcoming north east bands such as power-metal outfits Fallen Skies and Sacred Illusion before joining N.W.O.B.H.M legends AVENGER in 2007 where he played with Huw and Liam. When Huw was reforming his Iron Maiden tribute band, Sean (along with liam) was asked to play guitar. This came very naturally as Sean, Liam and Huw would always jam Maiden songs in AVENGER rehersals. After various line up changes along the way, the rest is history. Sean, Liam and Huw eventually joined forces with Paul and Ian (Higher on Maiden), which resulted in an Iron Maiden tribute that is superior (in the sum of its parts) to that of any previous (or other current) Iron Maiden tribute band 's UP THE IRONS!