About

Celloman are a genre-defying band having released four albums and three EP’s under the label ‘unclassifiable’.
The Celloman project began in 2001 with the release of Aquador followed by three further albums – Maya, the 2nd album of original material, a live album: It’s all an illusion and the 4th album Sharptown. A re-look at Sharptown was released in 2014 entitled ‘Sharptown Return’

Under his own name, cellist, Ivan Hussey has released:
Moods, Broods & Interludes: Released March 2012.
Music for Elastic Theatre: Released Dec 2014
Hussey Marwood – Spanish Gold EP: Releasaed March 2015

The band has gained a fine reputation for both their albums and Live shows with a sound that has proven to be quite unique. A blend of Middle Eastern and African rhythms, Eastern and Western classically inspired melodies, hypnotic harmonies and driving funky Bass & Drums.

Cellist, Ivan Hussey, began working as a session player at age 17 and has since played on over 200 albums by artists such as Mick Jagger, Soul II Soul, Incognito, Jay Z, The Lighthouse Family, Da Lata, The Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra, Duran Duran, Gabrielle, Natacha Atlas, Smoke City, Shaun Escoffrey, Third World and on the new Annie Lennox album, ‘Nostalgia’.

The Celloman band has performed extensively around the UK at both venues and festivals, including four years of performances at Glastonbury. They have performed in Serbia, Zanzibar, Holland, Spain and Abu Dhabi. In 2009, Ivan was invited to perform a solo show at the International Cello Festival in Belgrade and was also a guest cellist at the ‘Beyond Cello’ Festival in London in 2014.

“Sharptown ‘with it’s delightful Afro-pop guitar motif and arresting string arrangement, is typical of their own unique and beautiful sound.”

Songlines

“… but the star is Hussey’s Cello, proof that the instrument can be surprising, sensuous and funky – all at the same time.”

The Observer

“The band were tight, and the playing superb. To die for!”

Festivals UK.