Hal are brothers Dave (26, lead vocals/guitar) & Paul Allen (23, vocals, bass), Steve Hogan (28, drums) and Stephen O'Brien (27, keyboards). All hail from in and around Kiliney, a town just south of Dublin, Ireland.
Hal's debut album is populist and arcane, modern and timeless. Most groups aren't endowed with a voice as breathtaking as Dave Allen's, whose falsetto gives Hal's songs a saintly luster and evokes the days when rock was sun-kissed. The harmonies he forges with brother Paul (it's a blood thing, see Everly Brothers and the Wilson brothers) are warm enough to melt the coldest of hearts.