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 latest collection “…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 a full length studio recording for multi platinum Irish singer songwriter Mickey Harte as well as a recent writing & production collaboration with legendary songwriter Paul Brady & a forthcoming EP from singer songwriter Allison Flood. 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 music legend Finbar Furey 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 writing & performing in support of the his latest release & plans are in the works for a return to the European stage in 2015 where his last string of shows  was highlighted by a performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.  “The Old Gang Orchestra” has performed  to impressive reviews & has played a major role in John’s schedule since its debut in 2013!