Philip Chevron (Musical Direction and Production)

Philip began working in theatre in Dublin in the 1970s as teenage apprentice to the late Agnes Bernelle. He became her recording manager and produced her albums Bernelle On Brecht And…. (1976) and Father’s Lying Dead On The Ironing Board (1985) as well as  the singles “Kitty Ricketts” (1979) and “Tootsies” (1985). They were planning some further recording together shortly before Agnes died.

Theatre includes: Aristophanes Lysistrata (dir. Agnes Bernelle), Late Nite Cabaret (Dublin), Jim Sheridan’s The Ha’penny Place (Project, Dublin), Terry Eagleton’s Saint Oscar (Field Day), Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant Of Inishmore (RSC, Stratford/West End) Agnes Bernelle’s Black Champagne (West End), Dublin, My City (Riverside, London), Behan’s The Quare Fellow (dir. Kathy Burke/Oxford Stage Company).

Philip is a member of The Pogues, with whom he recorded several best-selling albums. In addition to the late Kirsty MacColl, who sang with Shane MacGowan on the Pogues’ Christmas classic Fairytale Of New York, Philip has worked with many other artists, including Steve Earle, Christy Moore, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, Mary Coughlan, The Dubliners, Ronnie Drew, The Chieftains and The Prisoners. Prior to The Pogues, Chevron led The Radiators. Their Television Screen was the world’s first Top 20 punk single in 1977 and their second album Ghostown has become an Irish classic. His solo work includes a record of Brecht/Weill songs and a single of  Behan’s The Captains And The Kings.