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High on Hal

Randy Phillips

High on Hal

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Lovers of soul music came out in their numbers to Frank Collymore Hall last Friday to witness a night of musical excellence – and they were not disappointed.
From the first note, Universal Motown’s recording artiste Hal Linton smoothly crooned the audience and placed them under his Mind Control.
Dressed in lilac jeans and white shirt, the Barbadian served up hit after hit including originals like Cardiac Arrest, Hey Love and You Don’t Have To Cry No More, She’s Dangerous (Bang Bang) and Dance in The Mirror (which he co-wrote with Bruno Mars), as well as some covers from Bob Marley and Maxwell.  
Whistles and applause followed every song with the occasional “We love you, Hal”, but the highlight of the evening came when Linton invited longtime friend Sunrokk, and Rhy Minister onstage for a Hip Hop/Spouge fusion ‘word clinic’ which brought the crowd to their feet.
The evening entitled Unplugged/Upclose, presented by Exclusive Entertainment, also featured Barbadian artistes Niki Nicole, Simon Pipe and Miguel White.
Here, Hal Linton wooing the audience at Unplugged/Upclose Friday night.