Brandon O'Sullivan and I have worked together since the beginning of the pandemic.
He became such a master of the technical aspects of online performing that many of my fellow musicians, comedians, storytellers and venue owners hired him to make sure their events came off flawlessly.
He is patient, reliable, technically astute and gifted. He thinks out of the box. I've never met anyone better at crisis management. And he's fun to work with.
I couldn't have chosen a better partner.
Don WhiteSongwriter, Storyteller, Humorist, Author
I hired Brandon O'Sullivan to design the cover for my 25th solo album. I wasn't sure what I wanted, though I had a title, "On My Way To Hooterville" and photos of everyone who worked on it, which was tricky because we all had to wear masks while working. Brandon took these disparate elements and created artwork that works on all levels. He even designed face shields that I gave away with all pre-orders to my diehard fans (they loved them).
Brandon O'Sullivan is also a first rate tech engineer when it comes to live online concerts. He has been at the helm of the monthly Greenwich Village Folk Festival that has happened the first Sunday of each month since July of 2020 (I am co-MC with Ron Olesko of Folkmusicnotebook.com). He has also been tech director for all of my live solo online concerts, and I simply won't do one without him. When we do live online concerts these are permanently out there in cyberspace and you don't want technically inferior recordings of yourself floating around the internet. Brandon helps you to relax and be the best you can be, even under the stressful conditions of the pandemic.
I will never talk up someone unless it's 100% true. Allan Pepper, who owned The Bottom Line nightclub for 30 years in NYC taught me early on: In this business all you have is your good name. Never ever compromise it. I am very happy to give Brandon a ringing endorsement because he deserves nothing less.
Christine Lavin2021 received Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, SUNY Brockport 2019 inducted into the Rochester NY Music Hall Of Fame
We employed Clover Digital Media in 2021 to assist us in producing a virtual festival.
Clover Digital Media easily and willingly accommodated and helped us work through our ideas, then implemented the build of our festival streaming site. Clover Digital Media also skillfully orchestrated the live broadcast of the festival event which included: live Zoom streams, running pre-recorded footage of performers on a pre-determined schedule, and orchestrating a live “chat-line.” Prior to the event, Clover Digital Media produced an effective festival commercial which was very helpful to our promotion.
We highly recommend Clover Digital Media’s services. The owner, Brandon O’Sullivan, is a wonderful person to work with and we were very pleased with our overall experience.
Testimonial from Columbus Folk Music Society / Central Ohio Folk Festival. 4/4/22
Columbus Folk Music Society / Central Ohio Folk Festival
I highly recommend working with Brandon. He is unflappable, ready with useful answers to questions, and quickly and seamlessly solves problems during an event. He’s communicative, precise, brings great technical expertise and experience, and is just a pleasure to work with. I can always trust that my event is going out to listeners in the best possible light (and sound) when Brandon is producing or managing.
I first saw Brandon at work when I was an artist in the lineup of The Greenwich Village Folk Festival in 2020. Because of the global pandemic, it was the first time that massive event was being streamed. Truly, I’d never seen a more competent, knowledgeable, even tempered, fun tech guy in this business. I immediately contacted him to work with me on both my weekly LIVEstream show (It’s Just Us) and my annual year-end concert which would be streamed exclusively from The Triad Theater in NYC for the first time because of the pandemic.
Since then, I’ve only become more impressed by Brandon O’Sullivan in every way… as a professional and as a human being. He’s fun to work with and is simply the best at what he does. (And every artist in my Creative circle feel the same way.) He worked my 2021 year-end concert LIVE from Merkin Concert Hall in New York City as well, and is my first call for every streaming event I’ll ever do.
David Ippolito“That Guitar Man® from Central Park”
For most of the past two years Brandon has been the hands-on co-host of the Greenwich VIllage Folk Festival, a monthly zoom concert streamed to various publlic sites, with ten performers, two mcs and myself appearing as a co-producer, each from a different location. Though I and another co-producer organize the concerts, it is Brandon and a co-host who execute it, finding the right volume levels for each performer, guiding them through their setup, handling their entry and exit, and monitoring their set for technical problems and correct levels. Brandon has generously made himself available to the artists for pre-checks on his days off, and followed through with a high level of professionalism in executing the concerts. As one of the people who deals with the artists through the booking process, I can tell you virtually all of them end up thanking us for making them comfortable during what is, for many, a new experience.
After each concert is over, Brandon and our webmaster arrange to clean up the recorded show, resolving any visual/audio issues that happened in transmission, and archive them on our web site. We offer each artist the right to remove all or part of their set from the archive, and in two years have had to remove only one song, which occurred because of a lightning storm in the performer’s home city.
I see he also pays attention to the music in more than a technical way, sometimes suggesting new artists to us, working with each performer to get their music to the highest degree of proficiency online. I recommend Brandon highly to you, he does an exemplary job for us and is a valuable member of our team.
Rod MacDonaldPresident, The Greenwich Village Folk Festival a national 501c3 non-profit organization