Seoda Shows proudly present Scullion
"Scullion are an unusual collective: a trio of fine musicians who marry their keen appetites for pithy rhymes, unlikely melodic arcs and rhythmic complexity to exceedingly fine effect”
* The Ticket, The Irish Times
“Scullion have remained loyal to the band’s original vision, recasting folk and traditional songs with contemporary splashes of jazz and blues colour”
* Hot Press Magazine
“What Scullion does like nobody else is use lushly-textured sound to stoke up unfamiliar atmospheres and strange moods”
* Luke Clancy, Irish Times
“Scullion were mould-breakers in the ’70s and early ’80s. Drawing on experimental rock, Americana and folk.”
* Ed Power, Irish Examiner
“Sell-out concerts confirm Scullion’s legendary status..”
* Siobhan Long, Irish Times
“Sonny Condell has had a prolific if understated musical history, concerned more with his craft than career”
* Tony Clayton-Lea
‘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 2018 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 and Sonny. As a band they started rehearsing and writing in a small apartment above a chip shop in Dun 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.
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, Longwave and Under The Moon was released in 2015.
‘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.’