Bob Halligan’s Bio

Bob Halligan JrBob Halligan Jr has written over 1,100 songs, 200 of which have been recorded by artists internationally with sales over 30 million units. Cher, KISS, Michael Bolton, Kathy Mattea and many others have helped put 9 Gold & Platinum records on Halligan’s wall, including the hit song “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by KIX. For 20 years he has led the Celtic pop-rock group Ceili Rain, and also portrays Paul McCartney in Beatlemania Stage Show. Bob has sung on recordings with Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Felix Cavaliere  and Michael McDonald, and was nominated as a songwriter for a CABLE ACE Award for Original Song of the Year. He is an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, where he teaches songwriting, film scoring, and music business. Mr. Halligan was recently the only American invited to sing at a Papal gathering of 100,000 people in Italy, and met Pope Francis.