After a series of successful appearances and performances, Scullion play their first headline show in Dublin for some time on Friday 31st March. It promises to be the return that has long been anticipated ahead of some new recordings and special shows being planned throughout Ireland, to be announced later in 2017. The shows intend on bringing together and inviting in some of the many musical acquaintances and collaborators that the band have crossed paths with along their adventures.
This band has been on a musical expedition since its inception…
“We have played in back rooms, front rooms, bar rooms and bedrooms, flat bed trucks, concert halls The Albert Hall and everywhere else in between,” says Philip King
“The urge to sit and play in some of these rooms especially in the Ireland in 2017 is powerful. The exchange that happens when engaging live with an audience is more alluring and vital than ever in this age of virtual connection. We have an amazingly diverse musical language on this creative island and many of those strands are woven into Scullion’s musical DNA”
Sonny Condell the creative core and inspiration for the band continues to invent and innovate. He writes music and songs that are powerful, poetic, soulful and joyful. He is one of Ireland’s most enduring creative artists and with Robbie Overson and Philip King creates the signature sound that is Scullion.
Scullion’s back pages include the anthems, ‘Down In the City’, ‘Eyelids into Snow’ and ‘John the Baptist’. Recent Scullion performances have sold out in a heartbeat, reconfirming their status as one of the best bands ever.
Scullion grew from a chance meeting in the late seventies, of its two main founders, Philip King and Sonny Condell. As a band they started rehearsing and writing in a small apartment above a chip shop in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, which eventually followed with regular appearances at various Dublin haunts including the Meeting Place in Dorset St. Dublin…and on out into the world.
The band’s founding members, Sonny Condell and Philip King, have not so much floated as careened below the radar for over three decades now, surfacing with some of the sharpest and most original songs written this side of the Brill Building. Quite why they never made their millions on the back of such perfect pop as ‘Oh Carol’, or at the very least discharged a pair of sizeable mortgages on the back of ‘Eyelids Into Snow’, remains one of the enduring mysteries of the music world, but such quotidian distractions are not the stuff of which founding member and aesthete, Sonny Condell, is made.
Scullion recorded 5 albums, Scullion (Produced by P.J Curtis), Balance and Control (Produced by John Martyn), The White Side of Night, (Produced by Enya Producer Nicky Ryan) Spin and LongwaveA live St Under The Moon was released last year
Quote from Sonny Condell:
“The band never stopped, we just have some periods of intense rest! Philip is a successful film maker and broadcaster and produces Other Voices and I have my own band and recording career, Robbie plays the music the world over, so we come together when the time is right for us.”
Tickets €25 from www.tickets.ie