STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 15666-10941 LABEL: Independent RHCD0004 FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
I recall vividly the events of 9/11; I was live on UCB Europe and sat bemused in front of the studio TV monitor, thinking that I was watching events being staged on a film set for a disaster movie. It's impossible for me to imagine how I would have felt had I been personally involved, as was Rob Halligan - his father was one of the many killed on that fateful day. Rob's latest recording 'The New York Sessions' came about almost by accident. Rob was in The Big Apple shooting a music video, and a local producer who'd been corresponding with a pal of Rob's via the web offered him the use of his studio, and roped in some excellent local sessioners to help cut the five tracks. Underpinned by good guitar work, the conga skills of Mike Rimmer and embellished by Rob's gritty vocals, this is a drop of good stuff, all five tracks are in-your-face and punch their message home. Rob is one of the most gifted unsigned singer/songwriters on the scene and these finely crafted songs of life and redemption are powerful stuff.
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