New Album From Ceili Rain Hymns & Hers

Artists who have recorded Bob Halligan, Jr. songs:
  • KISS
  • Cher
  • Michael Bolton
  • Judas Priest
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Joan Jett
  • KIX (”Don’t Close Your Eyes”- GOLD single, #11 Billboard Hot 100)
  • The Guess Who
  • Humble Pie
  • Jennifer Rush
  • Rik Emmett of Triumph
  • Helix
  • Icon- 6 songs on “Night of the Crime” voted Top 10 all-time AOR albums by Kerrang Magazine
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Bob Carlisle

Currently writing for Judas Priest, Rob Halford, & Ceili Rain

Partial List of Songwriter Hits (*denotes Gold or Platinum certification)(plus 105 other cuts)

Mainstream market:
Love TravelsKathy Mattea1997
Could’ve Been YouCher*1992
The Way You Love MeRik Emmett (Canada)*1990
Midnight MirageJennifer Rush (Germany)*1989/90
Rise To ItKiss*1989/90
Still In Love With YouCher*1989/90
Read My BodyKiss*1989/90
Forever EyesMichael Bolton1989/90
GinaMichael Bolton*1987
OutlawJoan Jett1987
Make Rick Now WarBlue Oyster Cult1986
Some Heads Are Gonna RollJudas Priest*1984
Rock YouHelix (Canada)*1987
Take These ChainsJudas Priest*1982
Motion Picture Soundtrack Cuts:
Cold ChillsWayne’s World1992
This Means WarLight of Day1987
This Raging FireIron Eagle1986
Contemporary Christian Market:
First, Last and AlwaysBob Carlisle2000
Peace Has Broken OutMarie Brennan2000
That’s All The Lumber You SentEli1998
I Don’t Need A PictureConsidering Lily1997
Got the JoySierra1997
You Then Me Then You Then Me
(from Grammy nominated album)
Rebecca St. James1996
Giving You The Rest of My LifeBob Carlisle1994
I Come Out FightingGeoff Moore and the Distance1990
I Can I WillRick Cua1989
Young Boy Young GirlRick Cua1989
Don’t Say SuicideRick Cua1985
Wrote and released 7 Albums for his Celtic Rock Band-Ceili Rain:
  • Whatever Makes You Dance
  • Change In Your Pocket
  • No You No Me
  • Erasures On Pencils
  • Say Kay-lee
  • We’re Making A Party
  • Sprung
Have sung on records with:
  • Billy Joel
  • Michael Bolton
  • Joan Jett
  • Darlene Love
  • Michael McDonald
  • Joe Lynn Turner
  • Felix Cavaliere from the Rascals
Sang lead on US national commercials for:
  • M&M’s
  • Carefree Sugarless gum
  • Folgers Coffee
  • Miller Genuine Draft
  • Wrote and sang 2 European Coca Cola commercials.
  • Co-wrote the theme song and an additional song for a TV pilot by Jim Henson called “Infini-TV” which was never picked up for production after the pilot was made. Worked in the studio with his “Muppeteers” coaching them on the vocals.

Awards and Recognitions:Contemporary Christian Rock song of the Year, 1989: “I Can, I Will” co-written with and recorded by Rick Cua

Nominated for a CableAce award- 1992- for the song “Let Me Be Your Friend” for Best Original Song. Appeared in the Nickeloeon show “Roundhouse.”

Unity Award-Music Group of the Year, 2005-Ceili Rain
Unity Award-Rock Song of the Year, 2005-Stomp
Unity Award-Music Video of the Year, 2005-Like A Train
Unity Award-Modern Rock / Alternative Album of the Year, 2005- Change In Your Pocket
Unity Award-Music Group of the Year, 2006 Ceili Rain
Sammy Award – Hall of Fame, June 2007

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