Biography
  1. A Little Bit of History
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    I have played music for a number of years starting off playing with a rock band called Freeway with Freddie Semple, Ronnie Wylie and Noel (Smiler) McColgan. We played covers and some original songs and even recorded a demo "tape". When Freeway broke up I played mainly solo but did appear with a traditional group called Stout on a number of occasions and rehearsed "badly" in the initial line up of Jazz Gazette, never actually performing live. As a solo performer I have been lucky enough to open for many well known Irish artists including Brian Kennedy, Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny and Colfin, The Fureys , Bagatelle, Frances Black and Declan Sinnott, Tommy Flemming and Sinead Lohan to name but a few. I have also opened for several international acts including 10cc, DR Hook, The Beach Boys, Jose Felciano, The Drifters, Smokie and The Overtones and performed live on BBC and UTV as well as numerous local and National Radio Stations. If you check out the gallery you will see photos of some of the artists as in some cases I didn't remember my camera!! "LIVE" is now available for download from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brianhassan It is also available on i-tunes and amazon downloads
  2. What has been happening lately
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    Song-writing and performing original material has been my main focus, covering all genres, even though folk and acoustic rock would be my music of choice. Other than "Blue" my most recent release has been the "LIVE" album featuring songs recorded in The Waterfront Hall, Belfast, The Empire, Belfast and the National Concert Hall, Dublin where I had been playing support to 10cc, Jose Feliciano and Sharron Shannon. "LIVE" is now available for download from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brianhassan It is also available on i-tunes and amazon downloads
  3. Older Gigs 2007 - 2011
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    2011 Support to: 17th Feb Dr.Hook (Featuring Ray Sawyer),The Waterfront, Belfast 2010 Support to: 21st June Sharon Shannon,Mount Errigle Hotel, Letterkenny 23rd June with "Craic"- Four Men and a Dog, Mount Errigle Hotel, Letterkenny 26th June The Beach Boys,Royal Theatre, Castlebar 2009 Support to: 2nd Nov Jose Feliciano,The National Concert Hall, Dublin 2007 Support to: 28th Nov 10CC,The Waterfront, Belfast 29th Nov 10CC,Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford 30th Nov 10CC,The Tripod, Dublin 1st Dec 10CC, Royal Theatre, Castlebar 2nd Dec 10CC, Millennium Forum, Derry