Brian Hassan Releases New Album ‘Back to Basics’
From Strabane, Co Tyrone Brian has played support to numerous Irish artists including Paul Brady, Declan O Rourke, The High Kings, Donna Taggart, Tommy Flemming, The Fureys, Bagatelle, The Whistlin’ Donkeys, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunney and Colfin, Brian Kennedy, Sinead Lohan and Frances Black.
He has also opened for international artists including The Overtones, The Drifters, Smokie, The Beach Boys, Dr Hook, 10CC and Jose Feliciano.
His first album “Tales from Home” received favorable reviews in The Sunday Times and FolkWord and tracks received airplay both locally and nationally.
Described vocally, as a cross between Brian Kennedy and Tommy Fleming or as Mike Love from the Beachboys said “like listening to a new Dan Fogelberg.”
Brian has played throughout Ireland in venues including The Waterfront Hall, Vicar Street, The Ulster Hall, The National Concert Hall and numerous theatres and has also performed at various festivals including Belfast/Nashville, The Acoustic Yard, The Foyle Festival and Celtic Connections in Glasgow.
This has now been followed up with the release of “Lets Dance”, an album featuring 10 tracks, eight of which were released as singles during lockdown and “Back to Basics”. an acoustic album featuring 10 tracks.
“Tales from Home” “Lets Dance” and “Back to Basic” albums are available from all usual digital platforms.
Brian will launch the new album at The Alley Theatre, Strabane on Thursday May 5th.