- Already Gone hit #28 on the Billboard Hot AC Indicator Chart
- Already Gone featured on Spotify's US Viral 50 Chart
- Already Gone featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly
- Please Don't Let Me Go featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly
- I Know I featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly
- Too Many Lines featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly
- Don't Want To Be Free featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly
The Tin Man's heart is not only worn on his sleeve, but also strapped to his back telling emotional stories through a hollow-bodied guitar. Paired with a seasoned voice unashamed of its raw vulnerability, you quickly find your own heart beating in sync with these anthemic songs. It’s the sound of relationships past and inner struggles present, balanced with the hope of a brighter future. It’s a southern sound bread out of a youthful love for The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, and Tom Petty.
Born to an operatic singer and television weatherman in Marietta, Georgia, Marshall Seese, Jr. is no stranger to the entertainment world. Starting out with piano lessons and a place in the church choir like every other good Southern boy, he soon swapped Bach for Beck by trading Playboys to a friend for guitar lessons instead. It started on his grandad's old bass ukulele, but he didn't play like everyone else. He held the right-handed instrument like a lefty and learned to play backwards, upside-down. That's what made sense to a boy used to playing rhythms on the piano with his left hand and melodies with his right. This rare style not only helps create his signature sound, but also puts him in the company of Paul McCartney, Albert King, and Doyle Bramhall II.
Despite all the heart Marshall has always put into music, the first two chapters of his career where lead by his brain. After college he earned a law degree from the prestigious University of Michigan and proceeded to practice corporate, intellectual property law for seven years. Then upon leaving the law, he founded Mowgli, an entertainment technology company focused on gamifying the creation of music. Four years and four million investment dollars into the fast-paced technology start-up world, Marshall realized he'd done it again. He had let his brain take the reigns over his heart. So when the company collapsed he took a step back, 417,462 steps to be exact, and hiked the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. It was his yellow brick road, which lead him to the heart of his music.
But like any great product, it takes time to develop. “When I got back from the Camino I went straight to Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume and said, ‘let’s record these songs!’” But Billy knew what the newly dubbed Tin Man really needed, and it wasn’t a record. “Billy told me to go play with musicians who intimidated me. To play the songs over and over again until they began to breath on their own.”
And so a new journey began. One that culminated in a successful Indiegogo campaign that raised over $19,000 and was featured on Headline News, with Marshall being interviewed on the couch by Coy Wire. The Tin Man was ready, and Billy could begin to work his magic. "Billy is one of those rare souls who doesn't just slap his signature onto your music. He listens. And listens. And listens. Until he knows you as a human as much as he does an artist. That's why everything I've heard him put out is dripping with authenticity." This rare quality might make Billy the Wizard in our storybook -- he does in fact happen to look like one. The five songs they recorded together capture the entire quest perfectly. “An achingly harrowing venture into the throws of love” as described by Elmore Magazine.
It’s no wonder the release of The Tin Man’s debut Too Many Lines EP has been garnering so much attention for a new artist. “The Tin Man is crafting some of the most realistic and down to earth tunes out there today that will increase your love for the art of songwriting,” says Music Box Pete. The rave reviews keep coming in as thousands of new fans find their way to the music with the help of features from tastemakers like NoiseTrade and Vents Magazine, who echos what everyone seems to be thinking, “I only wish we had more songs from The Tin Man.”
Those who encounter him invest both their money and their heart into the music. And they remember it. Word for word. Show after show. The fan base continues to grow as more and more people connect with the honesty in his lyrics and the hooks in his melodies. It’s infectious. A cathartic therapy session in each song.
In a world that demands more and more use of our brains every day, it’s refreshing to see someone truly living it with their heart.
"But, after all, brains are not the best things in the world... Once I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart."
- The Tin Man, from "The Wonderful World of Oz"
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No Depression: This Tin Man Is Well-Oiled & All Heart on this 7-Song EP
One thing is certain -- Seese has worked at his craft, molded it and shaped it into a style that works for him. From these tunes I think he has found his motherlode. So.....22 minutes of delightful excursions, journeys into the soul and some moderate kick-ass rock. Lots here to recommend it. When is the full album coming? Ah…just kidding. No pressure. The man has a stimulating showcase and there is an authentic air that comes with it. Yes…The Tin Man…he is well-oiled on “Too Many Lines,” and his heart is in-between every note he plays.
EAR TO THE GROUND MUSIC: 2016 SONG OF THE YEAR LIST
This artist is so talented with some amazing vocal blending and great songwriting. The way it all comes together though, with elements of old school country and new school pop, feels authentic. I was hooked by the intro, but love the entire song. If you’re a fan of bands like Needtobreathe or Green River Ordinance, keep an eye out for The Tin Man.
Vents Magazine: CD Review // Too Many Lines by The Tin Man
"If you want to fall in love with a band with a unique back story and inspiration then look no further. The Tin Man, fronted by a singer-songwriter who left practicing law two years ago, is taking the music scene by storm with quirky, unique and quality music... I only wish we had more songs from The Tin Man."
Elmore Magazine: The Tin Man Gets To The Heart of The Matter
“One The Tin Man’s single “Already Gone” from the EP Too Many Lines, the singer-songwriter demonstrates an achingly harrowing venture into the throws of love. With a jangly-tinge paired with southern charm, The Tin Man reminds one of early Kings Of Leon.”
Marshall Seese is a unique talent. First of all, the singer – the CMChat One To Watch for November – marches to his own drum beat, serving up a unique musical blend that is as much Americana than it is Country. The singer also does not go by his given name, opting for the stage name of The Tin Man.
The Music Rag: EP Review // The Tin Man - Too Many Lines
"Unexpectedly powerful would best describe The Tin Man's Too Many Lines EP. As harsh tracks are softened by pleading ones and rounded out by resolute introspections with music that speaks just as loudly as the words do, you'll find that Too Many Lines is one of few debut EPs that stays with you long after you've listened."
"To say I was impressed with his music would be a gross understatement, as I feel that The Tin Man is crafting some of the most realistic and down to earth tunes out there today that will increase your love for the art of songwriting that much more simply by checking out his music."
Music Is My Radar: The Tin Man // Too Many Lines EP Review
"There is no end to The Tin Man’s talents. What we have here is a confident 5 track EP consisting of sublime songs which left me spellbound. There was not a single bad track on this mini album, the vocals were rather rich and each tune had me hooked."
The Vinyl District: The Tin Man, The TVD First Date and Premiere, “Don’t Want To Be Free”
“When I think of vinyl I think of Christmas morning. As a kid, the soundtrack to my race downstairs was “Little Drummer Boy” and the Beach Boys’ Christmas album. Something about the pops and crackles of the record player made it feel even warmer than the fire my folks always had going.”
Kingston Music Reviews: Album review // The Tin Man - Too Many Lines EP
"Too Many Lines by The Tin Man has an interesting approach as an EP as the album expresses interest as a Rock/Folk album and has a enough of a Country push to really leave you looking at the different sides of The Tin Man."