Shades of Green: Scot Silver, Pat O'Shea, Jim Briggs, Eric Schreiber

Shades of Green

Shades of Green is the perfect blend of Traditional irish and Irish Rock. This group has played everywhere, from large outdoor Irish Festivals to fun and friendly bar/restaurants. We are a  host band after the Irish parade in Philly each year, so grab a Guinness, do a jig and join us in the revelry! Shades of Green is available as a duo, trio, and quartet depending on the size of the shindig!


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Something big is coming!

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2022!

Scot Silve

Jim Briggs

Pat O’Shea

Eric Schreiber

Eric Schreiber

Shades of Green has played at

Havertown Irish Festival – Wildwood Irish weekend – Gatsby’s – Philly Cricket Club – McGillicuddys – 18 North –  Four Dogs Tavern – Tavola’s at Springfield CC · Brittingham’s PubKelly Music Center –  Duffer’s Tavern  – Redhound GrilleSouthern Cross –  …and many others.

Upcoming Performances

Address: 4936 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA (Venue phone: 610-494-4500)
The Vinyl Express, featuring Scot Silver-guitar/vocals, Joey Stout-guitar/vocals, Donnie Allen-bass/vocals, Ray Sipple-drums/vocals and John Thomas- keys/vocals. We debut from 8 till Midnight. Groovin’ tunes from the 70s and 80s. Can’t wait, super group house band of Gatsbys every month.
Address: 350 Warwick Rd., Elverson, Pa (Venue phone: (610) 901-3668)
Scot and Nic get romantic, well, not really, but so close to Valentine’s, book this date night now. We play 6:30 -8:30 pm.
02/12, 7:00pm: Shades of Silver at Bistro on Bridge
Address: 212 Bridge St., Phoenixville, Pa (Venue phone: (610) 935-7141)
Nic and Scot back at it. A little pre-Valentines performance, for all you lovas! 7 -10 pm

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Video Clips: Traditional

Video Clips: Irish Rock

Video Clips: 2020’s “Lost St. Patrick’s Day”

Shades of Green - Quartet

Sample Songlist

  • 7 years – O’Shea/Silver
  • 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
  • All for me grog
  • Babel – Mumford and Sons
  • Back Home in Derry – Bobby Sands
  • Boys are back in town – Thin Lizzy
  • Castle on the hill – Ed Sheeran
  • Chelsea Dagger – The Fratelli’s
  • Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Come out ye Black and Tans
  • Conversations we never had -Scot Silver
  • Danny Boy
  • Death and Black -O’Shea/Silver
  • Dirty old Town – The Pogues
  • Drunken Lullabies – Flogging Molly
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Galway Girl -Steve Earle
  • Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  • Harrigan
  • I’ll tell me Ma
  • I’m Irish – Silver/O’Shea
  • In my mind – O’Shea/Silver
  • Into the mystic – Van Morrison
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls – Old 97’s
  • Just to be myself – Silver/O’Shea
  • Las Vegas (in the heart of Donegal) – Goats don’t shave
  • Leaving of Liverpool
  • Linger – The Cranberries
  • McNamara’s Band
  • Molly Malone
  • Muirsheen Durkin
  • Rattlin’ Bog
  • Rocky Road to Dublin
  • The Scotsman
  • Shipping up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  • The Unicorn Song
  • When Irish eyes are smiling
  • Whiskey in the jar
  • Wild Night – Van Morrison/John Cougar
  • Wild Rover

Conversations We Never Had

Listen to the band describe their experience creating this new album on a recent episode of “The Bobcast”, on iHeart radio (or web) or on Spotify.

Conversations We Never Had (book cover)In the summer of 2020, Shades of Green began developing an upcoming album of all-original music, spanning styles from traditional to the modern. Inspiration for the songs came from a book of poetry, Conversations We Never Had, written by Pat and his father.

At this point, the band has recorded demos for nearly all of the dozen album tracks, all recorded –as circumstances required– individually and mixed collaboratively. We hope you enjoy this preview of the upcoming album!

Death and Black (sample)

I’m Irish (sample)

In My Mind (sample)

Just To Be Myself (sample)

Video Clips: Original Music