In 2011, 16 year-old Winnipeg high school student Sean Quigley produced this unique arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol Little Drummer Boy. Sean not only sang, but he also played all the instruments, directed and edited the video. Winnipeg is located in the province of Manitoba in Canada.
The YouTube video went viral and now has over 2.8 million views.
The Winnipeg Free Press did an interview with Sean, then 18, in December 2013. A lot has changed and not much has changed. What hasn’t changed is Sean still wears shorts in the middle of winter. Sean said he only owns one pair of long pants.
What has changed is that He graduated from High School and started his own band — Bold as Lions. The name comes from Proverbs 28:1:
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing,
But the righteous are bold as a lion. (NASV)
Sean is also engaged to fellow band member Karli Gerbrandt.
In the interview, Sean spoke of his faith:
We want to be a light in the darkness in the music industry — just complete transparency and honesty. I have my own personal beliefs and faith that I believe in strongly, but I have nothing to hide. I’m just as broken as the next person, and I’m perfectly fine letting the whole world know if it’s going to help someone.
- In Conversation with Sean Quigley:Winnipeg Free Press