The Sully Band debuted on the Billboard R&B chart at #3 and was up for Grammy consideration last year for their album, Let’s Straighten It Out! They are a 10-piece beast of a band, playing covers and originals at clubs, festivals and venues like Southern California’s legendary Belly Up Tavern to Austin’s illustrious Antone’s Nightclub.
Fronted by San Diego radio & TV personality and financial expert, Robert “Sully” Sullivan and anchored by Grammy Award-winning slayer of the bass, James East (Eric Clapton, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and many others), The Sully Band is composed of seasoned, accomplished players who hail from diverse locales like Japan, Panama, and the island of Lemon Grove. The horn section features sax-flute-harp-man Tripp Sprague (Kenny Loggins, The Little River Band, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops) and trumpet and flugelhorn player Steve Dillard (The Righteous Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd).
They earned the title “Best Live Band” at the San Diego Music Awards in 2020 and their very first single, “Best Damn Fool,” garnered critical acclaim after its release at KAABOO Del Mar (Sept 2018), followed by “Green Dress,” “Never Gonna Give Up” and a cover of the timeless soul classic, “Try A Little Tenderness.”