Bob Halligan, Jr.

Jun 08, 1991

Bob Halligan, Jr. is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1982 Rick Cua koo-ah Songwriter
1983 Rick Cua No Mystery Songwriter, Piano, Synthesizer, Background Vocals
1985 Marloe Scott Wilson The Pink Lady Songwriter
1985 Rick Cua You're My Road Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Guitars, Background Vocals
1986 Rick Cua Wear Your Colors Songwriter, Keyboards, Background Vocals
1988 Greg X. Volz Come Out Fighting Songwriter
1988 Geoff Moore & The Distance A Place to Stand Songwriter
1988 Compassion All Star Band 1 by 1 - Live! Songwriter
1988 Rick Cua Can't Stand Too Tall Songwriter, Background Vocals
1989 Rick Cua Midnight Sun Songwriter, Background Vocals
1991 Rick Cua Within Reach Songwriter
1992 Rick Cua The Way Love Is Songwriter, Background Vocals
1993 Bob Carlisle Bob Carlisle Songwriter
1994 Bliss Bliss Bliss Bliss Songwriter
1995 Rick Cua Times Ten Songwriter, Background Vocals
1996 Sierra Devotion Songwriter
1999 Ceili Rain We're Makin' A Party Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
2000 Ceili Rain Erasers On Pencils Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
2000 Bob Carlisle Nothing But The Truth Songwriter
2007 Rick Cua Won't Fade Away Songwriter
2009 Blues Counsel Let the Healing Begin Songwriter
2013 Blues Counsel Muscle Shoals Sessions Songwriter

Bob Halligan, Jr.

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Jan 03, 1953

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Bob Halligan Jr. is an American rock singer, musician and songwriter who has collaborated with many artists, particularly in the hard rock/heavy metal genre, throughout his career. He is currently the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Ceili Rain, a group he founded which combines Celtic, rock and contemporary Christian music.

As a songwriter, Halligan has contributed songs to two albums by heavy metal band Judas Priest: "(Take These) Chains" from 1982's Screaming for Vengeance and the single "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" from 1984's Defenders of the Faith. Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford included another song by Halligan, "Twist," on the album Resurrection by his band Halford.

He is a frequent collaborator with Rick Cua and has also worked extensively with the hard rock/heavy metal band Kix, beginning in the mid-1980s, when he co-wrote most of the songs on the band's third album, Midnite Dynamite. Incidentally, one of the most successful songs he has ever written is Kix's near-top ten hit, "Don't Close Your Eyes" (co-written with one-time Crack the Sky frontman John Palumbo and Kix bassist Donnie Purnell), which was featured on the band's follow-up album, Blow My Fuse. The tune remains Kix's highest charting single.

He also wrote the songs "Beat 'Em Up" and "Make Rock Not War" on Blue Oyster Cult's Club Ninja record, "Rise to It" and "Read My Body" on Kiss' album Hot in the Shade, "Could've Been You" on Cher's album Love Hurts and the single "Rock You" for Helix's Walkin' the Razor's Edge album. In addition, Halligan wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on Night of the Crime by 80's heavy metal band Icon. He also co-wrote the song "Bang Down The Door" on Bonfire's 1989's Point Blank record.

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Jun 02, 2021

I first learned of Bob Halligan, Jr from reading credits. Early on, I noticed his name as a songwriter and contributor to many of Rick Cua’s albums. If you are a rocker, you have undoubtedly heard Bob’s work as he was the go-to hard rock songwriter of the 80s, penning songs for Judas Priest, Kix, and Michael Bolton. But he also wrote songs for Cher, Kathy Mattea, Joan Jett, and more. Then, I discovered Bob’s band Ceili Rain, an Irish rock band with a penchant for releasing some catchy songs.

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