Hal Bruce is a One-Man, One-Voice, One-Guitar, BIG SOUND full-time entertainer/music producer/songwriter, from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has long been known as a man with great musical talents and earned a well-deserved reputation of being true to the music and being a versatile hard working performer.
He got his musical start on the night The Beatles took the world by storm, on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964. Ever since then, he has not looked back. He decided from an early age, that this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, to play music, full-time, and travel the world. He has stayed true to his vision, and throughout the years, his diversity and style has taken him to many places… from Europe (England, Belgium, Sweden, France, Holland, Hungary, Luxembourg, etc.), to Australia, South America (Argentina), Caribbean Islands, and North America (USA and of course, Canada).
Since his early days as a songwriter/music composer, and as a recording artist, he has recorded more than 14 albums including three original projects which charted really well in the 1990s in Canada…earning more than a dozen, Regional, National, and International Awards, including, Male Vocalist, Songwriter, Entertainer, Video, and Band Of The Year…He also has been inducted to three Halls Of Fame between 2006 – 2015, the latest one being the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame in September 2015, along with well known Canadian artist such as Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Rita MacNeil and many more.
Since his debut as an entertainer/multi instrumentalist (esp. guitar)/vocalist, he has studied thousands of songs from the 1960s and 70s and grew up totally immersed in the musical hits of that magical time, acquiring a vast knowledge of those classics before they became great memories we all cherish today
Hal’s catalogue of yester-year hits includes many different songs from scores of well known artists and genres from Pop, Rock and Roll, and Country-Folk. “ You request ’em, he’ll play ‘em!” His approach to his performances, has netted many returns to various venues around the world, both small and large alike, to functions like Festivals, Corporate, Private, Theatres, and Special Features on TV and Radio spotlights.
His proficiency on the guitar (and vocals) has been the focus of a lot of attention from talent buyers and his audiences, where people are hearing, what seems to be more than one guitar, only to find out that Hal’s knowledge and style on his instrument is at an outstanding level…and no computer gimmicks or pre-recorded tracks at all!
Hal has also mastered the music of The Beatles and has been hailed as “The World’s Best Beatles Solo Act”, and to this day, he plays and sings all of the Beatles” songs in all their original keys. He set a world-record in 2004, by performing every recorded Beatles songs in a non-stop medley in Cleveland, Ohio. Hal is the only person in the world to be inducted to two separate Beatles Halls of Fame, one in Louisville, Kentucky, and the other in Liverpool, England.
In his very successful career, Hal has had the opportunity to have performed with, or played on the same bill as many well known artists, such as Jefferson Airplane, Spencer Davis Group, Beach Boys, Joey Molland of Badfinger, The Searchers, Gerry Marsden of The Pacemakers, Stampeders, Peter Noone’s Herman’s Hermits, Grass Roots, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Guess Who, Buckinghams, Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees, Gary Pucket, Turtles, Felix Caveliere of The Rascals, Denny Doherty of The Mamas and The Papas, Mark Lindsay of The Raiders, Lacy J. Dalton, and many more.
Hal still continues to tour extensively and in late May, 2016, he released his 4th album of all originals. It was time for him to get back and record a fresh new batch of new songs for the audiences who really want to hear more of “his” material, which ranges from Pop, to Pop-Rock to Country-Folk. The new album, “Rock Steady Line”, has all the potential to “travel very far”. Hal has written all the lyrics and music, has played all of the guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, performed all of the lead and harmony vocals, and has also produced the album.
Artist's website: www.halbruce.com