Born and raised in Southern California as one of 12 children, Sheehy began singing at the early age of 8 at church and other gatherings. On his 11th birthday, the Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan show and Sheehy's destiny was revealed. He learned to play guitar by
A year after high school, Sheehy and four friends started a band and, at the age of 19, moved to New York City and began a long professional career. By age 20, Sheehy's band launched a nationwide tour on the Holiday Inn circuit. At the end of that stint, Sheehy moved back to California and started his solo career.
Soon after, he and his brother began playing as the Sheehy Brothers. Two years later, a drummer and bass player were added and the duo grew into the Sheehy Brothers Band, playing gigs throughout Northern California, Reno and Lake Tahoe. When that group disbanded in the mid-80s, Sheehy and his brother traveled to Missouri and became part of the house band at the Ramada Inn.
After returning to Northern California in 1990, Sheehy started his solo career again performing at various establishments. In 1995, he recorded "Forever High" − a 12-song CD of his original music. That same year, Sheehy became the lead vocalist for the band Scattered Blue, which featured all-original "rhythm and groove rock-n-roll" music. The band had a busy playing schedule throughout Northern California and Reno, Nevada.
In 1996, Sheehy moved to Arizona and relaunched his solo career.
Since then, he's been performing two to five nights a week at a variety of establishments and also makes time for private parties, weddings, and special engagements.
Sheehy released his second CD − "From the Heart" − in 2001. It features 15 solo acoustic ballads. In 2003, he released "Scattered Blue Live," which was recorded during a performance at Snow Ball in Quincy, California, November 1995. "The Dream" was released in early 2005, featuring an original collection of his best in country. Sheehy unveiled his solo CD entitled "The Promise" in July 2008. This CD showcases 12 original songs with guitar and vocals only, plus a duet bonus track. Sheehy released his latest work of art in February 2010, a five-song EP that marks the debut of his first globally distributed single – Let Go – which is also available for download through iTunes.
Like a vintage wine, Sheehy's voice has grown sweeter with the passing years. This dynamic solo artist plays and sings classic acoustic music from the last five decades to present day, along with his own originals. Highlights of Sheehy's career have been opening for nationally known acts such as Hoyt Axton, Country Joe MacDonald, and Greg Kihn.
There's no doubt about it ... Sheehy loves music and performing and knows the importance of making people feel good. He is the type of singer/songwriter you can see again and again and always know you will leave wanting to come back for more!