BALCONYTV DUBLIN 1/03/2009
PRESENTED BY TOM MILLETT
The talented musician from Boston now based in Ireland is set to release his exciting debut album, a move which will thrill his army of fans across the world. Brian Hanlon is preparing to release his debut album later this month, marking a huge stage in the career of the multi-talented acoustic singer-songwriter. Brian, who lives in Cork, Ireland, has just put the final touches to the album, and is now preparing for the imminent release that will hopefully build upon his fan base and get his music heard by more people than ever. The album, ‘Switched’, consists of eleven original songs from Brian, each providing a combination his high-energy guitar playing, melodious vocals and heartfelt lyrics. The rhythmic undercurrent bears testament to bodhran (a traditional Irish drum) playing, and the music is punctuated throughout with elements of reggae, hip-hop, punk, jazz, pop and R&B. The album was recorded at Sonas Studios in Ireland, and its creation was supported by musicians who have been associated with Van Morrison, Steve Winwood and Brian Kennedy’s band. It was produced by Brian and Tony O’Flaherty and was post produced by Dave Collins, the man behind Sting, Ben Harper, The Police, Janet Jackson and Sheryl Crow. With a CD collection that takes up an entire room, Brian refuses to restrict his influences to one genre. Instead, he has been influenced by numerous artists and genres of music from across the globe, including Sam Cook, Bob Marley, The Police, Ray Charles, John Coltrane and Stevie Wonder amongst many others. Brian does not shy away from including political references in his music, reflecting one of his other long-term interests, political writing.
Official music video for the track Thymose Apopse I Kardia by Nikos Vertis.-Thymose Apopse I Kardia
Official music video for the track Oli, Ola by Maciej Malenczuk z zespolem Psychodancing.-Oli, Ola