Rory Sullivan

Rory Sullivan


Friday, March 21, 2014

8:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs


This event is all ages

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Rory Sullivan
Rory Sullivan
Growing up with small-town roots, between big city living and back country roads, it’s no wonder Rory Sullivan developed a unique mix of musical taste. His blending of sounds, ranging from the versatile guitar and songwriting of James Taylor, husky voice of Marc Cohn, and contemporary pop sensibilities of John Mayer, allows Rory to create music worthy of the icons that preceded him.

Since quitting his day job at The Post House Diner back in 2005, Rory has played over 550 clubs, colleges and festivals, opened for Stephane Wrembel, Luke Brindley, James Maddock, Eric Andersen, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Craig Bickhardt, Mutlu, Todd Carey, and Curtis Peoples and his songs have been featured on an album with Emmylou Harris, John Oates, Neko Case, Cyndi Lauper, and Shelby Lynne, NPR, has had steady rotation on satellite, internet, and college radio, and has music featured in multiple films including "Finding Seoul". Tim Westergren of Pandora Radio says, “Rory’s music represents a particular part of our catalogue, independent artists who are getting a lot of exposure.”

His debut EP “Here All Along”, produced by Grammy Winning Producer Will Ackerman released Aug 2009, features Sullivan’s acoustic roots and songwriting while his latest studio release “Rory Sullivan and the Second Season” produced by Justin King in Brooklyn NY, released Jan 2012 features his music with full band production.

Rory Sullivan relocated from Delaware to NYC in 2011 and then to Chicago in the Fall of 2012 to begin the next phase of his artistic journey. This past year Rory took the Grand-Prize for the Cd Baby Songwriting Contest ranking over 3,000 songs, winning over $10,000 in prizes including a flight to NYC for a recording session. Rory took home again yet another Grand-Prize for the Sara Evans Songwriting Competition, awarding him a Facebook feature by Sara herself, thousands of dollars worth of prizes, and ranking over 3,000 other songs. “I’m always drawn to songs with amazing lyrics, songs that really make you feel emotion or you feel like you’re right there in the middle of it. “Ride The Rails” by Rory Sullivan really struck me the first time I heard it.”, said Sara.

Sullivan has spent the majority of months of 2013 touring and writing and recording his new album set to be released next year. He just released a new single entitled “Better Now” for the motion picture “Finding Seoul” and is in the top 20 for the Durango Boots Sole Performer Contest.
alex&shiloh began as two itty bitty babies, whose names, unpredictably, were Alex and Shiloh. As kids, they had a penchant for hanging out together, posing in unnecessarily endearing photos, and stealing the spotlight from their professional musician parents as often as possible. Whether in California, where it all began, or Salisbury, Maryland, where they eventually landed and stayed, the brother/sister duo was constantly surrounded by music. From a pianist aunt who doubles as a music therapist to a hard-rocker teenage cousin, music is more or less the family business, and Alex and Shiloh are happy to stick to their roots.

The pair began writing music together in high school, with Shiloh penning most of the lyrics and Alex contributing the bulk of the musical arrangements. Both siblings have and continue to compose solo work, but find their real musical stride in their joint endeavors. Shiloh, who is rumored to have sung rather than spoken her first word, is the duo’s voice, with Alex contributing seamless harmonies and the occasional lead vocal. Alex, whose guitar is attached with the permanence of an extra limb, supplies the acoustic accompaniment in all of the pair’s work.

While not an explicit presence in their performances, both siblings bring a wide variety of musical experiences to the table, ones that influence the way they think about and approach their music. With 13 years of classical and operatic voice training, Shiloh is poised to think outside the limits of the pop music box and push her vocals to the next level. Alex, a classically trained trumpet player, hasn’t yet met an instrument he doesn’t like (or couldn’t play), and consistently looks for ways to expand the duo’s sound with the addition of banjo, piano, harmonica and the like.

The pair finds inspiration everywhere, but is most likely to list their first love as Lighter than Air, the touring ’70s group that initially brought their parents together. After that, it’s an eclectic mix in the truest sense of the word. Alex swears by classic rock, but is equally as likely to listen to Damien Rice for hours on end. Shiloh loves a little bit of everything, but her heart belongs to Hip-hop and R&B, and Brian McKnight would be her husband if she thought it was a legitimate possibility. Musically, they meet up around pop with the occasional country standard thrown in, but nothing is off limits for alex&shiloh. These days, the duo finds themselves playing bars in and around Salisbury, and welcomes the opportunity to play any venue, anywhere.

Other important facts to know in case alex&shiloh is ever a “Jeopardy” category: Alex, 27, earned a degree in music from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He has lived briefly in both the Dominican Republic and Spain, speaks Spanish, and can occasionally be caught barista-ing by day. Shiloh, 26, holds degrees in both music and fashion merchandising from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. She studied Italian in Italy, has a love affair with vegetarianism, and dressing people to a tee.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801