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McCullagh doing a solo project.

One of South Africa's (SA) best known Rock Music artists, Terence McCullagh is working on his first solo album.

McCullagh, better known as Tully McCully, has headed up McCully Workshop, for over thirty years. The band have had multiple hits, including the SA pop music standard, The Buccaneer. Tully is the bass player and lead vocalist for the group. They released their last album, Infinity, one of many, as recently as October last year.

Tully McCully on the right, with McCully Workshop circa 1983.
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McCullagh is also known for his record production activities, with hits by Lesley Rae Dowling, Crocodile Harris, Zayn Adam and others to his credit.

His Spaced Out Sounds Studios, where he was resident for most of his professional career, turned out dozens, perhaps hundreds, of award winning TV and radio commercials. In all that time he never made a solo record of his own music, as a solo act.

During the last part of the production of the Infinity album, the label Tin Can Discs, considered peeling off one or two tracks submitted by McCullagh because they were more personal and not typical McCully Workshop tunes. Tully said no to the idea, but said that he might consider doing a solo album in the near future.

The Corona lockdown has provided the moment to reflect and finish off writing some more progressive music and to consider arranging it in his preferred style.

News of this album will be released on these pages soon.


This was posted when Tully started the idea of a separate music space to his involvement in McCully Workshop. During the process of recording he decided that he would call in the talent of Gordon Mackay. Hence the beginning of McCully/Mackay.


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