THE WILD SULLYS
The Wild Sullys, Michigan’s original Irish morph rock band, features traditional Celtic with contemporary Americana and original music. Blending Great Big Sea with Johnny Cash, the Clancy Brothers with the Temptations, and Fairport Convention with BB King, the Wild Sullys fast-paced audience participation show surprises and entertains audiences of all ages.
Iconic Great Lakes singer-songwriter, Chieftain Big Daddy (Michael Sullivan) and legendary guitarist and electronic musician Creature (Kyle Sullivan) formed the Wild Sullys over a decade ago.
They created Irish Morph Music, a fusion of over four decades of entertainment experience that blends a foundation of Irish folk music with pop, country, jazz, latin, punk and rock. They formed an all-star line-up of Michigan’s top musicians including:
Chantilly Lace (Angie Sullivan) vocals
The Professor (Steve Carey) trombone
Night Train (Norm Wheeler) - trumpet
Spicy McHaggis (Stephen MacNeil) - champion bagpiper and judge
Mighty Joe Young (Matt Ingersoll) - trumpet
The Good Rev Elvis Smythe (Tim Smith) - guitar
Poncho (Brandon Dieke) - bass
Sandman (Wes Ivankovich) - bass
Hammer (Charlie Aldridge) - drums
The Pirate Queen (Katie O’Connor) - vocals
Braveheart (Clark Harner) - drums
ABOUT THE BAND
Behind The Scenes
The Wild Sullys have been repeat headliners at:
Traverse City Film Festival Opening Party
The Thunder Bay Maritime Festival, Alpena MI
Motor City Irish Festival, Livonia MI
Arts, Beats and Eats, Royal Oak MI
Leelanau Uncaged, Northport MI
The Great Indoor Folk Festival, Traverse City MI
Northport Concert in the Park
They have opened for The Young Dubliners and Here Come the Mummies and have performed at the National Cherry Festival, The International Systems Conference in Pittsburgh, PA and Sleepy Bear Music Festival.
The Wild Sullys perform regularly at the Little Traverse Inn, West Bay Beach Resort, Tuckers of Northport and Incredible Mo’s. For the past decade The Wild Sullys have been Traverse City’s premiere St. Patrick’s Day band performing annually for the Ancient Order of Hibernian parade at Kilkenny’s Irish Public House, ground zero for St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Collectively the band members have over 20 recording projects Song of the Lakes, AOK, Motor Town Juke Boys, Jazz North, and the Surreal McCoys with their music heard on Spotify, Sirius Radio, college and pop radio. The Wild Sullys first recording is scheduled for release in March 2019