The origin of "The Glennons" dates back to February 1993. Following a 3 year break from writing and recording, Jack approached little brothers Jerry and Jim to put together an impromptu gig for Jack's 30th birthday celebration. Along for the ride was Jerry's high school buddy Adam Zieleniewski. Jack was also fascinated with Jerry's recent purchase, a Tascam portable 4-track cassette recorder and began experimenting with it on visits back to the Rugan household. Jump ahead a year and now armed with his own 4-track recorder, Jack once again began writing and recording. In September 1994, he completed his first cassette of original music since 1990. The new music had a somewhat different sound, incorporating more guitar instead of the keyboard driven music he recorded in the 1980's. As a result, Jack was looking to give the music a new identity. Inspired his entire life by British rock and pop, Jack wanted to pay tribute to his favorite band, none other than The Beatles. Recalling a Batman comic book from 1970 in which the story was a take-off on the infamous "Paul is dead" rumor of 1969, Jack named the new "band" after two characters in the Batman story, Saul and Glennon. Both obvious rip-offs on Paul and John. With the release of "No money for beer", Saul Glennon was born!
The original quartet played their first gig at the old Five-J's Inn on Fleet ave. in the Slavic Village section of Cleveland. The band consisted of Jack, brother Jerry, Adam Zieleniewski, and then brother-in-law Mike Elswick. Check out exclusive footage here!
Since then, "The family of Saul Glennon" has grown to include current members Jack, Mark Meluch, Chris Kocka, Rick Christyson, and Mike Pella. Saul Glennon alumni, which includes Jerry Rugan, Adam Zieleniewski, Joe Rivera, and Andy Ullman continue to participate in special events and recording of Saul Glennon albums. The entire catalogue is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other digital music outlets.
The "Glennons" have released 10 albums of fine audio entertainment over their 25 year history! That's a new album every 2.5 years.
Not too shabby! Click on the album image to link to sounds on Spotify!
The brand new album, available 11/22/2019! The first album of new songs since 2008. More soon!
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