The Killiney Beach quintet, who have based their name jointly on Kubrick and Clarke’s artificial intelligence from the film 2001 and (the more relevant) songwriting genius Hal David, are releasing their debut single. Having honed their skills touring their native Ireland for a couple of years the boys have created a confident and soulful sound for themselves. This gentle guitar soul, with its multilayered vocals, slow funk bass and jangly guitars, is very easy on the ear. Hal’s laid back stance is their charm, and they are just right for the sunny times ahead.
Hal are on tour, if you are quick you might be able to catch them at the following shows…
- 27th April – Little Civic, Wolves
- 28th April – Charlotte, Leicester
- 29th April – Rock City, Nottingham
- 30th April – Barfly, Cardiff
- 2nd May – Barfly, Glasgow
- 3rd May – Barfly, Liverpool
- 4th May – 100 Club, London
Book tickets through ticketmaster.co.uk
Release Date : 26 April 2004
Website : www.halmusic.com
Hal are brothers Dave (25, guitar & vocals, principal songwriter) and Paul Allen and (23, bass), Stephen O?Brien (26, keyboards, songwriter) and Brian Murphy (21, drums).