Donal O'Sullivan

Donal O' Sullivan is a singer songwriter, originally from Dublin, but who now lives in Wicklow.

Over the years he has played in various duos, trios and bands building up his experience and reputation as a live performer, "(Donal) is a consummate entertainer, " "Gyrated like a cross between Springsteen and George Michael"., are just 2 quotes from the Dublin Rock press.

 

 

In the 1990s Donal was lead singer and chief songwriter with The High Ground who played in all of Dublin's main pub venues; The Baggot Inn, Whelans, Eamon Doran's etc. The band featuring Karl Doyle on lead guitar and the O'Sullivan Doyle axis give The High Ground its truly unique sound. "Hints of Everything from John Hiatt to REM"  or "Sting meets Garth Brooks"  "A set chock-full of  catchy guitar driven rock" "As tight as a three year old pair of jeans, but not as painful!!" are some of the comments from the Dublin Rock Bible, Hot Pres               

The High Ground released 2 singles on Lunar Records in the 90s and both received good airplay on local and national radio in Ireland. Different Situation in particular found a very wide audience and was featured heavily on 2FM. The High Ground went on to record their debut album "Movieland" which was sadly never released.

In 1997 The High Ground reached the national final of the Hot Press Bacardi unplugged Band of the Year which proved the pinnacle of their assault on the rock world and sadly the band moved onto other projects shortly afterwards.  Other High Ground members included Alan Flynn, Chris Hussey, Ken Byrne and Paul Logan.

In 2014, mindful that The High Ground material was well worth preserving, Donal dug into his archives and released "It Was Great For Me" a compilation of the bands best moments. The album is now available at all digital outlets.


 

 

As a solo performer/writer O'Sullivan has continued to write, gig  and completed his debut album "The Plan" in 2003 which was produced and recorded by the wonderful Gavin Glass, who has gone on to build a fine career as an artist in his own right.

In 2010 Donal recorded his second solo album "We Might Be Ok" produced by Colm Jones and featuring old High Ground friends with other special guests including Robbie Overson (of Scullion fame).  
 

In recent times Donal trained as a "Life Coach" and completed  "Be Great", an uplifting and honest piece of work with all songs, noises and production being handled by Donal.

Donal' most recent album "Around Ireland on a Six String" (again self-recorded) pays homage to his home country in his usual pop/rock style.