is both the name of the band Mark Spellman & Johnny Holleran formed in the west of Ireland with Damien Mullin & Chris Green in 2003 and the projects Mark & Johnny have continued in the USA since 2011.
The band has been appearing with a wide range of musicians since relocating. Most recently collaborating with multi-instrumentilist Rameen Shayegan for live acoustic performances.
The group released their debut LP “Without George” featuring 11 original tracks in 2008 and the band toured extensively in Ireland & Europe, including support slots with Blondie, Irish acts The Stunning, The Sawdoctors and BellX1 before relocating to NYC in 2011.
Without George’s next release the EP “What Was On My Mind At The Time”, recorded in 2014, in Brooklyn NY, is the 1st to feature NYC based musicians Steve Kortyka, Tristan McCoppin & Steven Spellman supplementing the Irish duo on 5 original compositions with their talents on Saxophone, Bass & Drums respectively.
2019s Without George III , featuring guest appearances from Rameen, Steve Kortyka, Tristan, Steven Spellman and others is the latest release from the group and available to download here.
Without George had been appearing live until March of 2020 slowed us all down but we hope to be able to get back live gigs and sharing the stage together soon.
In the meantime, Without George has been re-released on digital media and is available to download here.
And…. Johnny has been broadcasting a solo set each Saturday evening live on FB Without George.