Tony Hallinan's sample cassette demonstrates melodic, instrumental rock guitar songs which immediately grab the listener's attention. Hallinan is a gifted composer with an ear for a catchy melody, which perfectly complements the fire in his solos and his improvised material. His playing shows elements in common with the styles of Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, and Eddie Van Halen, to name a few. Hallinan was originally profiled in the October-November, 1996 edition of The Undiscovered.
Hallinan is 40 years of age and has been playing guitar since the age of 6. He began with six years of classical training, eventually discovering blues and jazz. He also taught guitar, where he learned to quickly pick up note-for-note solos off records that he could use as material for his students.
Hallinan began playing guitar professionally at the age of 14 as a session guitarist, playing on records by the New Seekers, Ami Stewart, Ian David, Ian Anderson, BBC, ITV television, etc. He has contributed to 15 albums as a session guitarist. He has also recorded several 'library' records in England, which are albums containing music for the use of television and film. Hallinan's next goal is to join a band and/or get a recording deal in the United States.
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