Pennie is joined in the studio by SJD, the music project of Sean Donnelly.
Sean Donnelly (he/him) is a musician and songwriter from Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), and currently based in Ōtepoti (Dunedin), under the Mozart Fellowship at Otago University. A quiet overachiever, SJD is one of Aotearoa’s most lauded songwriters, winning two Aotearoa Music Awards, the Taite Music Prize (in 2013 for Elastic Wasteland), and was shortlisted for for the APRA Silver Scroll in 2007 for his song Beautiful Haze.
This Friday 28th October, SJD proudly releases his ninth album Sweetheart, featuring an impressive cast of contributors, including Tami Neilson, Don McGlashan, James Milne, Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Deryk, EJ Barnes, Sandy Mill, Peau Halapua and Chris O’Connor.
Pennie and Sean discuss his career and play highlights from his extensive repertoire, commencing with his first album 3, culminating in the incredible new album Sweetheart.