“A very skilled & talented guitarist. Would certainly recommend him for studio work as well as gigs and song writing sessions. He knows his instrument very well. Really enjoyed working with him.” MB3 (music producer, recording, mixing & mastering engineer)

In 1997 Mullally was enrolled at The Dorothy Lukins Accordion and Dance Centre in Hillingdon, West London. This was his introduction to formal music lessons and for 6 years he received weekly hour-long accordion lessons on a one-to-one basis, which mainly involved building his repertoire. Furthermore, he played in the centre’s ensemble which performed in venues across London. In 2001 he competed in the National Accordion Organisation (N.A.O) Thames Area competition  and took home the “2nd Place” trophy for a solo performer at just 11 years of age. In his last year at the school he chose to receive piano lessons instead, before moving over to the guitar full-time.

Initially he was self-taught and exclusively worked on building his technique and repertoire purely by playing along to music. It wasn’t until he began studying for his A-Levels that he received weekly hour-long one-to-one guitar lessons from an excellent peripatetic teacher. Such topics covered included: scales, arpeggios, sight-reading, styles and audition/examination pieces.

Whilst he was still studying for his A-Levels, he was hired by the Music department to be the principle guitarist for coursework recording sessions and recitals. He worked closely with the faculty and the students on the GCSE Music and BTEC Performing Arts programmes. The recording sessions and recitals lasted several days and took place at various points during the academic year. When he was not needed in the studios he assisted the students with their other coursework whenever it was necessary. Upon graduation he also began working with the students on the A-Level Music and A-Level Music Technology programmes, many of whom went on to achieve high marks and study at top music colleges in the UK.

Around this time he began playing lead/rhythm guitar in the Jai Amore band. Amore is a talented vocalist, dancer and producer who won the MOBO award for “Best Unsigned Act” in 2006 and has opened for US r&b giant Ginuwine on his UK tour dates. He performed with the band in a variety of live music venues across London over a period of 7 months. One gig was filmed by an MTV camera crew and another was broadcast via a local radio station. A recommendation then led him to play in the house band for a live music showcase called Ampt. This took place once a month and gave unsigned singers the opportunity to perform their songs for key figures in the industry.

After having completed the Higher Diploma programme at London’s prestigious Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), he welcomed the opportunity to audition for a major project backed by RCA. This involved Justin Hawkins of The Darkness fame, who was present for the audition. The graduation ceremony was held in November 2009 at Proud 2 inside the 02 Greenwich. At the time the superclub was known as Matter. On this night he graduated with “Distinction”, was awarded “Best Overall Student” and later received equipment from Roland.

The exceptional faculty of the Music department at the Arts Educational (Ed) Schools London (Chiswick, West London) hired him to perform as the principle guitarist in a theatre production which was in celebration of the school’s 90th birthday. Moreover, he worked closely with students ranging from 11-18 years of age in helping to prepare them for their performance(s). He was joined by pianist Paul Smith (Opera Tottie, musical director in London’s West End for Godspell, Stop the World I Want to Get Off and Oklahoma!).

In July 2010 he briefly worked with the producer P*Nut, whose credits include the album Back To Black by Amy Winehouse and music by Dido, Paloma Faith and Taio Cruz. He pitched guitar parts for an album that he was producing for a duo called Hope and Glory. The duo had links with both Sony and Universal and went on to become the band 9 Trips.

Shortly afterward he was hired by the Essex-based Stage One Theatre Company to perform with their in-house orchestra in a production of Dracula-The Musical. Four shows took place at the Kenneth More Theatre in November 2010 which received excellent reviews in the local press. He was happy to be immediately invited back to perform in their production of the classic rock‘n’roll musical Bye Bye Birdie, which ran in February 2011.

Over the years, Mullally has been fortunate enough to have been awarded the opportunity to perform alongside many of his tutors and visiting clinicians. His  favourite performance was with the virtuoso bassist Michael League of the Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion band Snarky Puppy. League is equally well known for his production, composition and arranging work with artists such as Kirk Franklin, Roy Hargrove, Dave Brubeck and Beyoncé.

Currently, Mullally is busy performing/recording with an orchestra conducted by the world renowned session cellist/string arranger Audrey Riley. Riley has contributed her playing and arrangements to countless albums and singles, three of which have received Grammy awards; “The Pretender” (The Foo Fighters), “In My Place” (Coldplay) and “Gravedigger” (Dave Matthews). From time to time he has been working with Charlie Dale (the house engineer at Ronnie Scott’s) in order to record a collection of original compositions, arrangements and covers.

Mullally has just finished performing in the musical A Slice of Saturday Night which was directed by the acclaimed Hazel Collinson (wife of director Peter Collinson). Collinson is perhaps best known for playing Mrs. Cosca in The Italian Job (1969) and for taking over Barbra Streisand’s lead role in the smash-hit musical Funny Girl at the Prince of Wales theatre in London’s West End. He is also delighted to have acquired a “First Class” BMus (Hons) Degree in Popular Music Performance, a Level 6 Licentiate Diploma in Music Teaching (LRSL) with “Distinction” and an NSPCC/Educare Child Protection Awareness in Music certificate from the ICMP. Currently, he is working with a producer from EMI who is operating under the brand name MB3. He is also featured on Jordan Delarosa’s new EP (unreleased at the time of writing) which was produced by OD Hunte (Missy Elliott, Leona Lewis, Emeli Sandé etc).