SULLY BAND

BIOGRAPHY

The Sully Band is an R&B groovement, playing covers and originals with their unique 10-piece sound. Recently named San Diego Music Awards “Best Live Performer” in July 2020, The Sully Band has been making a name for themselves in the virtual space with weekly virtual concerts and events on Facebook Live, Instagram TV and YouTube.

Their very first single, “Best Damn Fool,” garnered critical acclaim after its release at KAABOO Del Mar (Sept 2018), followed by their recent releases, “Green Dress,” “Never Gonna Give Up” and a cover of the timeless soul classic, “Try A Little Tenderness.” 

Along the way, the band members have garnered Grammy and Tony Awards and nominations and have performed and recorded with industry notables such as Eric Clapton, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, REO SpeedWagon and others.

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Sat, August 7th – Opening for Tommy Castro at Belly Up

Fri, August 20th – Antone’s in Austin, Texas

Sat, August 21st – On The Air with Sully, Little Tommy, and Russ T Nailz

Sat, August 28th – Hess Fest in Imperial Beach

Sat, September 4th – On The Air with Sully, Little Tommy, and Russ T Nailz

Fri, September 10th – The Belly Up

Fri, September 24th – G4 Foundation, Long Beach, CA

Fri, October 9th – Sat, October 10th – Seal Beach Car Show

Fri, November 19th –  Sun, November 21st – San DIego – TBA

Tues, December 14th – TBA

DISCOGRAPHY

Discogaphy:

2020

“GREEN DRESS”

“NEVER GONNA GIVE UP”

“TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS”

“NO TIME FOR PATIENCE”

2019 

“LOVELY DAY”

2018 

“BEST DAMN FOOL” 

100 YEARS” 

“I NEED SOMEBODY” 

MARQUEE PLAYERS ON RECORDING INCLUDE:

NATHAN EAST– BASS ERIC CLAPTON, MICHAEL JACKSON, JOE SATRIANI, GEORGE HARRISON, PHIL COLLINS, STEVIE WONDER, TOTO, KENNY LOGGINS, DAFT PUNK, AND HERBIE HANCOCK.

STEVE FERRONE – DRUMS [TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS. HE IS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE AVERAGE WHITE BAND AND HAS RECORDED AND PERFORMED WITH DURAN DURAN, STEVIE NICKS, CHRISTINE MCVIE, SLASH, CHAKA KHAN, ERIC CLAPTON, BEE GEES, AEROSMITH, AND JOHNNY CASH.] 

TIM CARMON– HAMMOND B3 ERIC CLAPTON, BABYFACE, STEVIE WONDER, PAUL MCCARTNEY, QUEEN LATIFAH, MARCUS MILLER, SHERYL CROW, BOB DYLAN, GLADYS KNIGHT, B.B. KING 

JAMES EAST– BASS LIONEL RITCHIE, SERGIO MENDES (14 YEARS), CELINE DION, TONY BRAXTON, ELTON JOHN, MICHEAL MCDONALD, BABYFACE, JAMES INGRAM, PATTY AUSTIN, PATTY LABELLE, CLINT BLACK, DIRE STRAITS LEGACY, ERIC CLAPTON.

STEVE DILLARD– TRUMPET  RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD,THE O’JAYS, HUEY LEWIS, JIMMY BUFFET AND FRANKIE VALLI

TRIPP SPRAGUE– SAXOPHONE/BLUES HARP– KENNY LOGGINS, SMOKEY ROBINSON, TODD RUNDGREN AND THE FOUR TOPS.

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BIOGRAPHY

The Sully Band, voted Best Live Band at the San Diego Music Awards, is a 10-piece beast of a band, playing covers and originals at clubs, festivals and venues like Southern California’s legendary Belly Up Tavern and 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).

Their very first single, “Best Damn Fool,” garnered critical acclaim after its release at KAABOO Del Mar (Sept 2018), followed by their recent releases, “Green Dress,” “Never Gonna Give Up” and a cover of the timeless soul classic, “Try A Little Tenderness.”

Their debut album, Let’s Straighten It Out! will be released March 2022 via Belly Up Records, and marketed and distributed by Blue Élan Records.

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Reviews

Robert “Sully” Sullivan is a man of multitudes. In addition to his years as host of the internationally syndicated business broadcast The Big Biz Show, he is also the swaggering frontman for his own ten-piece SoCal soul ensemble.

Whenever I hear of an artist recording an album of “classic songs”, be they soul, rock, country or whatever, I’ve learned to steer clear; all too often you get an unimaginative, bland performance that sucks the very life...

Blues/Funk/Soul Powerhouse The Sully Band Release “If You Love Me Like You Say” by Albert Collins, featuring young guitar wizard Anthony Cullins, from their forthcoming LP, Let’s Straighten It Out!, set to release March 11 via Belly Up...

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BIOGRAPHY

The Sully Band is an R&B groovement, playing covers and originals with their unique 10-piece sound. Recently named San Diego Music Awards “Best Live Performer” in July 2020, The Sully Band has been making a name for themselves in the virtual space with weekly virtual concerts and events on Facebook Live, Instagram TV and YouTube.

Their very first single, “Best Damn Fool,” garnered critical acclaim after its release at KAABOO Del Mar (Sept 2018), followed by their recent releases, “Green Dress,” “Never Gonna Give Up” and a cover of the timeless soul classic, “Try A Little Tenderness.” 

Along the way, the band members have garnered Grammy and Tony Awards and nominations and have performed and recorded with industry notables such as Eric Clapton, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, REO SpeedWagon and others.

Calendar

Sat, August 7th – Opening for Tommy Castro at Belly Up

Fri, August 20th – Antone’s in Austin, Texas

Sat, August 21st – On The Air with Sully, Little Tommy, and Russ T Nailz

Sat, August 28th – Hess Fest in Imperial Beach

Sat, September 4th – On The Air with Sully, Little Tommy, and Russ T Nailz

Fri, September 10th – The Belly Up

Fri, September 24th – G4 Foundation, Long Beach, CA

Fri, October 9th – Sat, October 10th – Seal Beach Car Show

Fri, November 19th –  Sun, November 21st – San DIego – TBA

Tues, December 14th – TBA

SOCIAL STATS

10.6K

2.8K

300K

110K

LATEST NEWS

DISCOGRAPHY

Discogaphy:

2020

“GREEN DRESS”

“NEVER GONNA GIVE UP”

“TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS”

“NO TIME FOR PATIENCE”

2019 

“LOVELY DAY”

2018 

“BEST DAMN FOOL” 

100 YEARS” 

“I NEED SOMEBODY” 

MARQUEE PLAYERS ON RECORDING INCLUDE:

NATHAN EAST– BASS ERIC CLAPTON, MICHAEL JACKSON, JOE SATRIANI, GEORGE HARRISON, PHIL COLLINS, STEVIE WONDER, TOTO, KENNY LOGGINS, DAFT PUNK, AND HERBIE HANCOCK.

STEVE FERRONE – DRUMS [TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS. HE IS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE AVERAGE WHITE BAND AND HAS RECORDED AND PERFORMED WITH DURAN DURAN, STEVIE NICKS, CHRISTINE MCVIE, SLASH, CHAKA KHAN, ERIC CLAPTON, BEE GEES, AEROSMITH, AND JOHNNY CASH.] 

TIM CARMON– HAMMOND B3 ERIC CLAPTON, BABYFACE, STEVIE WONDER, PAUL MCCARTNEY, QUEEN LATIFAH, MARCUS MILLER, SHERYL CROW, BOB DYLAN, GLADYS KNIGHT, B.B. KING 

JAMES EAST– BASS LIONEL RITCHIE, SERGIO MENDES (14 YEARS), CELINE DION, TONY BRAXTON, ELTON JOHN, MICHEAL MCDONALD, BABYFACE, JAMES INGRAM, PATTY AUSTIN, PATTY LABELLE, CLINT BLACK, DIRE STRAITS LEGACY, ERIC CLAPTON.

STEVE DILLARD– TRUMPET  RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD,THE O’JAYS, HUEY LEWIS, JIMMY BUFFET AND FRANKIE VALLI

TRIPP SPRAGUE– SAXOPHONE/BLUES HARP– KENNY LOGGINS, SMOKEY ROBINSON, TODD RUNDGREN AND THE FOUR TOPS.

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