Sullies’ songs are about leaving, love, loss, and broken hearts with a twist of protest, environmental issues and calls for social justice.
Sullie is a singer-songwriter who plays across multiple genre’s, ranging from sensitive folk acoustic ballads to punk rock songs and all points in between.
Sometime in the mid 80’s in a small town in the west of Ireland with dreams of being the next U2 Sullie started his first band with nothing more than a beat-up acoustic guitar and thick cardboard tube and an orange faux leather couch for a drum kit. Sullie has been playing music ever since as a solo artist, in a band, or in traditional Irish folk sessions.
Sullies’ primary instrument is the guitar, electric or acoustic, he also plays bass guitar, with a little bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, and tin whistle. He is a lead vocalist and can sing a wide range of musical styles.
Sullie has appeared with the late Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker Band & Wings), supported Tommy Emmanuel and sat in on Irish music sessions with some of Ireland top traditional and folk players, Johnny Moynihan, (Sweeneys Men, Planxty, De Dannan, Fleah Cowboys) Clive Collins ( Fiddle on Christy Moore – Prosperous 1972) and Vinnie Kilduff (In Tua Nua) as well as Australian sessions with artists such as Shane Howard (Goanna).
Sullie has recorded in Temple Lane Studios in Dublin and in New York with three-time Emmy Award-winning composer Tom Spahn
In 2008 he wrote Tears of the Goddess for the Save Tara protesters fundraising campaign, a collaboration of artists from around the world and appeared on Balcony TV Dublin.
Moving to Australia in 2012 Sullie has performed across Western Australia as a Solo Artist, in sessions and with various bands and groups. Sullie is the founder of the Kalgoorlie Traditional Music Session group, a community-based group for Irish Traditional and folk music.
Currently based in Sydney Australia Sullie is well known on the folk scene in New South Wales where he performs solo as Sullie (Original Songs) and with The Full Irish, (Irish Trad, Folk).
Sullie is an Irish singer-songwriter Based in Sydney Australia
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Rock,
Label: Sullie Records, Music for World Peace Records