Bio

John Condron is a Philadelphia born singer-songwriter, musician, & producer who currently makes his home in the Chicago-land area. The former front man for the power quartet “the benefit” has been spending much of his time lately focusing on solo performances as well as performances w/ his new full band project “The Old Gang Orchestra”. The most recent shows highlight songs from his new disc “…If Any or at All” , released on the Flipside Works label in addition to material from his four previous studio albums. John shares his time these days between performing & producing works for other artists, including, most recently, a full length studio recording for multi platinum Irish singer songwriter Mickey Harte as well as a new writing & production collaboration with legendary songwriter Paul Brady. John is proudly endorsed by the Chicago based Hanson Guitar Co.(Lakland basses). He tours & performs regularly with a number of acts as a support musician & has written & arranged music for dance performance companies(TIDC)& performance poets(EM-press; Sourcebooks) as well as independent T.V. & film projects.Over the years John has shared the bill w/ many major label & independent acts from varying walks of life including Grammy nominated songwriter, poet & artist Joseph Arthur, guitar legend Adrian Belew, bluesman Kenny Wayne Shepherd, singer songwriter Duncan Sheik,  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Lovin’ Spoonful, & Irish legends Finbar Furey & Francie Conway to name a few, in addition, he is one of only three American artists to have performed a set as part of Francie Conway’s “Troubador Club”. John has spent the majority of the past year touring in support of the new material across the U.S. & Europe, returning, just recently,  from a whirlwind tour of Ireland, highlighted by a performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.  “The Old Gang Orchestra” made it’s debut in 2013 to impressive reviews & will play a major role in the 2014 schedule!

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