John Hanlon

John Hanlon

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John Hanlon, New South Wales, Australia
Total Song Plays: 4,652   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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I write songs in a variety of genres. I try to write tunes you can hum with words that matter. My voice (such as it is) tends to change the song I'm singing. At best you'd have to say I convey the pictures and emotions of the songs rather than indulging in vocal acrobatics, which I'm not really capable of.
In the 70s I accidentally (long story) enjoyed a successful career in New Zealand, having a number of Top 10 hits and winning awards for Songwriter ot the year and Album of the Year three years in succession. I then chose to drop out of the music world to do other things.
Around 2000 I went back into the studio because the need was in me again. I've since decided to leave my day job and concentrate on songwriting. I have no illusions about becoming a chart smashing recording artist, but hope to develop a small cult following. More importantly, I'd love others to record my songs.
I believe I write good songs, but you'll have to decide that for yourself.

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Latest News

Well folks, after nearly three decades of lying low I'm finally stepping back into the public arena musically. Just released the first of three new CDs in New Zealand. It' called Just Quietly and you can hear samples of the songs at
Already getting some radio play and have press and TV interviews planned for late july. Here I go ... wish me luck.


Matia Dathen posted over 30 days ago to John Hanlon

Hi John,
Just reviewed 'Playing it by Heart'. Great song. I forgot to tell you, you have this cool Harry Connick Jr. vibe to you.



Julie Vik posted over 30 days ago

Your review of 'that young child' was right down. Yes, the indulgent end. This is an unmastered version - left it up for sampling.

Steve Low posted over 30 days ago

Thanks John for your review of my song Terror bone. I agree the arrangement is a bit casual. I grew up in Nelson NZ (and have returned there) so you were big on our radio back in the 70s. Damn the Dam was great. Your new songs sound equally as good. Good luck with your 2nd coming Steve

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