Singer, Composer & Guitarist
The Rhythm Bullies are a rock ‘n’ roll band formed in Nashville by singer and guitarist Sebastian Mogan. With their infectious and unconventional melodies, grooves reminiscent of 80s post -punk and goth, the Rhythm Bullies dazzle the listener with eclectic instrumentation and captivating lyrics that tackle subjects ranging from post-modern thought to illness and political opportunism.
Sebastian, though suffering from a genetic disorder called NF2 which has taken much of his vision and hearing has written in numerous genres and has performed at the Venetian Las Vegas and has collaborated with Music Legends such as Michael McDonald and Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band.
"My friend Sebastian Mogan is a gifted musician. A fabulous guitarist who suffers from Neurofibromatosis an insidious and in so many cases devastating disease that has taken his sight and a good part of his hearing.He perseveres in spite of it as a dedicated musician and courageous young man. An inspiration to all of us who know him."
Taking elements of world, symphonic, and electronic music and fusing them with driving rock ‘n’ roll Sebastian created the Dysnomia EP. Produced by Grammy nominated engineer Bobby Holland and released in May 2021, The Dysnomia EP received critical acclaim and in October 2021 was featured in Pitchfork Music.
"When folks get hip to the Bullies’ explosive and transformational The Dysnomia EP, they may not care that he has a rare genetic disorder called NF2. When they hear his fiery fusion of rock, synth energy, symphonic and world music that in his view is “what rock should sound like in 2021,” the fact that he is extremely visually and hearing impaired probably won’t matter."
In February 2022 they put aside the choirs, synthesizers, and exotic instruments in exchange for a stripped down outfit to create the two song surf punk EP “Surfdom.”
”Featuring brilliantly gritty, passionate rock vocals that seem born to perform in this way, Surfdom is all at once precisely the beach-side sound its title implies, yet also the contemporary alternative rock go-to of topical struggle, poetic depth, and absolute rock and roll presence.”