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* New album HATCHET BLUES now at iTunes

"Top 100 New CDs"
(Real Blues)

"Powerful, unvarnished blues/rock"
(Blues Bytes)

"lyrically and sonically... a fine piece of work"
(Blues Matters!)

"Top 5... There isn't a dog on this disc"
(Metronome)

"Helluva songwriter"
(Jimmy D. Lane)
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Hometown Rumford, ME
Genres Rock, Blues
Band Members Jim Antonellis (drums); Robert DeCorte (bass, vocals); ... » more
Achievements Channel-number_1 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 » more
Upcoming Shows None
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Artist / Band Member
Mike Hallal mikehallal@twc.com 617-257-0274
# Years Experience Performing Live: 25
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 1
Market Draw: Greater Boston: 76-100; Portland, ME: 76-100
Venue History: The Loft @ Tommy Doyle's - Cambridge, MA
THE LIVING ROOM - Providence, RI
Milly's Tavern - Manchester, NH
The Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA
Opener Experience: James Montgomery Band; Jimmy D. Lane; Farrenheit; Fortune; Barrence Whitfield & The Savages; Mike Previti; Tommy Dempsey & Smug
Similar Artists: Tom Petty; John Lennon; Keith Richards; Alan Wilson
Performing Rights Society: BMI
Discography: Hatchet Blues LP—2010; Live at Lizard Lounge LP—2008; Chains of Being LP—2003; Red Sox Blues Single—2002
 
 
 
 
 

 

“Helluva songwriter,” says bluesman Jimmy D. Lane of Hallal.

“The right elements of blues and funky sensibilities keep it real” with his "gutbucket" band, says The Noise of Boston.

Their sound is "tight... smoldering... electrifying..." declares Blues...

 
 

 

 

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Blues Winner, March 2014
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Top 10 in Blues, March 2015
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Top 10 in Blues, April 2014
 
 
 

 
"lyrically and sonically... a fine piece of work" by
.. both lyrically and sonically [Hatchet Blues] is a fine piece of work. At the third play one even begins to appreciate the gruff and slightly menacing vocals, never more than in the title...

"powerful, unvarnished blues/rock" by
The Mike Hallal Band’s latest release, Hatchet Blues (Pi Records), picks up where their previous release, the well-received Live At Lizard Lounge, left off. Although recorded in the studio this...

 
 

 

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