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Saint Sebastian - The Band

Saint Sebastian is a band created and fronted by songwriter and vocalist Greg Goebelt. Saint Sebastian’s debut album, Melancholy Breakdown, is produced by songwriter and guitarist, Bret Levick. Greg’s music has a distinct and identifiable sound with strong melodic hooks that stick to your musical memory. Although the theme could be described as “melancholic,” the music is firmly in the alternative rock genre. The electric guitars are crunchy but warm and drive steady, clean melodies supported by strong drum tracks by Shay Godwin. Goebelt’s buoyant voice and stylized lyrics ride the songs like a cross between Brian Ferry and Peter Murphy. The bridges have a hint of early 60’s psychedelic pop with an overall nod to the 80’s and 90’s. Saint Sebastian is unique but familiar, diverse but accessible, and it brings you back to a time when “alternative” truly stood out from the rest.

Bands in the same genre: 

  • New Pornographers
  • Nothing but Thieves
  • Silversun pickups
  • Cheap Trick
  • Radiohead
  • The Killers
  • Weezer
  • Foals
  • U2

Greg Goebelt - Songwriter & Vocalist

Greg Goebelt has been an accomplished musician for over 30 years on the west coast, specializing in drumming. Greg is a multi-instrumentalist, guitarist, songwriter and vocalist.  

Greg successfully toured from 1981 to 1992 with three alternative bands - No Problem, Erotic Sneeze, and Boys Choir. He also toured with and opened for such bands as Gene Loves Jezebel, Violent Femmes, Blue Oyster Cult, Adrian Belew, and a number of 80’s bands. Greg was part of new wave scene of the early 80’s in Santa Cruz, California along side bands like The Humans, The Call, Tao Chemical with Rob Brezsny, World Entertainment War, and Camper Van Beethoven .  

Guest Star: Jeff Pevar - Guitarist & Bassist

Guest star, Jeff Pevar, is a guitarist, composer, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist who has brought his unique style on stage and/or in the studio to such world renowned artists as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ray Charles, James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon, Kenny Loggins, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh and Friends, Marc Cohn, Jennifer Warnes, Laura Nyro, David Foster, Rickie Lee Jones, Jazz Is Dead, CPR (w/ David Crosby & James Raymond) and many others. Jeff is a sought after session musician who recently completed his first independent movie score, playing all the instruments for an independent movie called Walk-In, and is currently scoring music for a world class photographer/environmentalist/activist named John B Weller on his movie on the Ross Sea, “The Last Ocean”. Jeff is constantly involved with many such projects for film and recording. Jeff is currently on tour with Bette Midler.

Bret Levick - Producer

Bret Levick is an acclaimed American rocker, edgy singer songwriter and renown lyricist. His moody swagger, thoughtfully crafted song writing & unique musical and vocal styles have been turning heads for almost two decades.

In the late 90's Levick co-created and fronted L.A. indie breakout band Girfthorse which included bassist Berry Oakley Jr. (son of the deceased Allman Bros bass player). Gifthorse was signed by So Cal indie label Pinch Hit records when the band’s first single "Heathers Arrest" charted up to #3 on commercial modern rock radio, a feat virtually unheard of for an indie band at the time. 

Throughout the past decade, Bret's hooky songs have appeared in dozens of TV shows, trailers, commercials and feature films including ads for Nissan, Sprint, Samsung and Doritos - TV shows Sons Of Anarchy, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Real World San Diego, Ugly Betty, NCIS, Grey's Anatomy - and feature films For Sale By Owner, 100 Girls, Dangerous Touch. In 2007, Levick was contracted by EMI to collaborate on a collection of "alternative rock" songs with award winning Lyricist Hal David. 

Today Bret resides in the progressive, culturally rich town of Ashland, Oregon where he continues to write and produce for himself, for other artists and for TV and film. Levick also performs his massive catalog both locally and nationally as the frontman of his indie roots band LEFT. Recently, Bret has developed a passion for producing up and coming local artists including The Rogue Suspects, Kieran Devine and most recently an unusually talented teen indie rock band, "The Seasons".

Guest Star: Shay Godwin - Drummer

Los Angeles-based drummer Shay Godwin has a love for, and is influenced by, many styles of music. Shay provides master-quality, custom drum tracks to songwriters and commercial composers worldwide through his website His happy global family of clients have come from France, Great Britain, Germany, Portugal, Venezuela, India, Canada, the United States and elsewhere. 

Shay is a member of Thomas Nicholas Band, who released the album "Heroes Are Human" on June 1, 2010. He is also a member of The Dirty Diamond, an eclectic yet hard-rocking outfit.

Raised in the tiny New York State town of Trumansburg, Shay was exposed to classical music at an early age. His father, Angus Godwin, was a voice Professor at nearby Ithaca College School of Music. Shay began playing drums in high school with punk rock band Wire Crickets and attracted the attention of SST Records before the band was suddenly dissolved. Soon after Shay began immersing himself in jazz, classic rock, R&B, progressive rock and other styles. After studying with legendary mallet percussionist Gordon Stout at Ithaca College and earning a bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance, Shay honed his drum kit skills on cruise ships before moving to Los Angeles.

In addition to being the founder of eDrumSessions, Shay has been blessed to perform and/or record with a variety of interesting independent and major label acts. Music has taken Shay around the world, particularly with legendary Persian artist Siavash Ghomayshi. Shay also toured the U.S. and Canada playing with the opening act for Sarah Mclachlan's 2004 Afterglow Tour. National television appearances include The Sharon Osbourne Show, MTV's Advance Warning, The Daily Buzz, and The Late Late Show.

Guest Star: Brent Daniels - Synth & Soundscaping

As a music producer, Brent Daniels (also professionally known as “Free”) is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and singer. Co-founder of Hednoize, the last band to the bear the legendary Wax-Trax! imprint, Brent recorded and released the self-produced electronic LP Searching For The End to critical acclaim. Aside Hednoize’s focus on groundbreaking sound design and solid song craftsmanship, the cinematic sonic undertones of the release foreshadowed Brent’s role as film composer and post production sound designer: in 2009 Brent scored the ambitious independent feature film A Lonely Place For Dying (featuring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell & Michael Wincott), as well as acting as sound designer, and co-producing the film. In 2011 Brent's score for A Lonely Place For Dying was honored with an award for excellence in original music at Utah's Park City Film Music festival. During its extensive festival run the film won a total of 25 awards at festivals across the globe, including 18 for Best Picture. 

As a remixer and hired gun programmer, Brent has worked with Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare’s Sister, Eric Clapton), Rick Knowles & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Stevie Nicks), Thomas Dolby (Headspace/Beatnik), and Mick Jones (Foreigner), with The Cult. As a recording artist, Brent’s music has been used extensively in feature films (including Charlie’s Angels, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Homegrown, Gossip, The Skulls, Behind Enemy Lines, The Lake House), television (“Mad Men,” “Burn Notice,” “La Femme Nikita”) and trailers (Blade Runner [re-release], Terminator: Salvation, Soul Men, Flight Of The Phoenix). 

A passionate advocate for education, liberal arts and technology studies, since 1993 Brent has concurrently performed in over 2000 primary & secondary schools and universities across the United States, entertaining and teaching a million students & faculty about electronic music production and the importance of education. 

Brent is also an entrepreneur, graphic artist & web designer.