Press Kit

How we describe ourselves:


Shades of Green is an American musical group specializing in Irish and Americana music.

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Shades of Green is an American musical group specializing in Irish and Americana music, fusing traditional Irish and Irish Rock music. Based in the greater Philadelphia area, Shades of Green has played thing from large outdoor Irish Festivals to fun and friendly bar/restaurants (with and without stepdancers!). The group was formed circa 2018 by Scot Silver, Pat O’Shea, Jim Briggs and Eric Schreiber, all veterans of the local music scene who wanted to share their love of traditional and modern Irish music. In 2022, the group released their debut album, Conversations We Never Had, based on a book of poetry written by Pat and his late father.

Newspaper front page depicting Shades of Green

Where to Hear Shades of Green

Shades of Green’s music is available on many popular streaming services, including but not limited to Apple Music, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Deezer. CDs and USB flash drives are available for purchase at Shades of Green performances.

Venues Played (partial list)

118 North Wayne · Brittingham’s Lafayette Hill · Fitzwater Station Phoenixville · Fitzwater Station Phoenixville · Flanagan’s Pub Shillington · Gatsby’s Aston · General Warren Inne Malvern · Havertown Irish Day Havertown · JD McGillicuddy’s Philadelphia · Jerzee’s Glenside · Kelly Music For Life Havertown · Manatawny Still Works Pottstown · Marty Magee’s Prospect Park · Shadybrook Farms Yardley · The Inlet North Wildwood, NJ · Westmoreland Club Wilkes Barre · Whitemarsh CC Lafayette Hill · Wildwood Irish Weekend · Philly Cricket Club · McGillicuddy’s · Four Dogs Tavern · Tavola’s at Springfield CC · Duffer’s Tavern · Redhound Grille · Southern Cross Conshohocken

Upcoming Gigs

Mar 14 at 6:00 PM
Shadybrook Farms with the full Shades of Green band
931 Stony Hill Rd Yardley
Mar 15 at 7:30 PM
Shades of Green @ Mantawny Still Works
320 Circle of Progress Dr, Ste 104 Pottstown
Mar 17 at 3:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day baby
2609 Mt. Carmel Ave. Glenside


Shades of Green as a quartet

Shades of Green Playing Live

Shades of Green as a trio

Scot Silver

Pat O’Shea

Jim Briggs

Eric Schreiber


CD Release concert for “Conversations We Never Had”

“I’m Irish”, original song.

Playing “Rock the Caboose” (original song) on Delaware Public Radio.

All-Purpose Poster

In the Media

Shades of Green has appeared on several radio and podcasts, including several appearances on Hometown Heroes (Delaware Public Media / 91.1 WDDE). They have performed their songs “Down the Line” and “Rock the Caboose” live on the program.

Other appearances include, The Bobcast, and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
The Bobcast

The Delaware County Times published an interview with the band following the release of the “Conversations” album: In Search of His Father (subscription).

The Beaver County Times also covered the album release: Late father’s poems transformed into Irish folk album 50 years later