In the realm of musical anomalies, Seth Bunting sits comfortably atop the hierarchy, as a phenomenal deviation from the expected and the ordinary. His roots trace back to Boone County, West Virginia, a region steeped in the rich cadences of Appalachia, where the soulful echoes of gospel music found a home in young Seth’s heart.
At five, Seth’s journey into the world of entertainment commenced with a step onto a musical theatre stage. From then on, there was no turning back. Harnessing a fervor for music and an unending dedication, he added a couple of remarkable feats to his young career by recording two gospel CDs and a holiday CD all before his fourteenth birthday.
In 2016, the allure of Nashville, known for its country roots and endless creative opportunities, compelled a teenage Seth to pivot his direction. He shifted gears from the whimsical world of theatre and dance to a more grounded approach focusing on songwriting, live performances, and strumming the chords of his guitar.
A faithful disciple of a broad church of music, Bunting draws inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists. The vibrant tapestry of his music reflects an eclectic mix of influences. From country/pop luminaries such as Shania Twain, Rascal Flatts, and Tim McGraw to the soulful pop styling of Bruno Mars, Adele, and Amy Winehouse, his creative compass doesn’t play favorites.
When asked to describe his music to a first-time listener, Seth’s answer resonates with his authentic and distinctive ethos, “Real. Vulnerable. Uplifting soul, pop alt music.” His aspiration is to instill inspiration in his listeners, to create a stirring resonance that leaves an enduring impact.
Bunting’s formative years were a harmonious blend of a rock-loving dad and brother, contrasted by a mom infatuated with pop and country. This melange created a melting pot of influences that have forged Seth’s signature sound. Just as the Appalachian churches instilled a powerful southern-soul voice within him, this mixed musical palette has crafted the multifaceted artist we see today.
Now, Seth is engrossed in developing his upcoming music. His days are spent blissfully immersing himself in the process he loves most: creating. Tonight, he is scheduled to perform at the Vinyl Lab to celebrate the release of his new single, “Clouds,” which is available now.
Having navigated the tumultuous terrains of the music industry from a tender age, Seth’s message to his fans echoes with sincerity and resilience, “Growing up in the music industry is hard, but so worth it. The journey has definitely had some bumps in the road, but everything has lead me to where I am now, working with who I do now, and creating the music I do now. So thank you, guys, for supporting me in all the phases that have happened in the past 10 years+!”
Seth Bunting is a testament to the adage that the path to success isn’t a straight line. He is an artist defined by passion, resilience, and an evolving sound that remains anchored in authenticity.