Contact
Gail & Karl Hourigan


Kelowna, B.C.

songs@electricbard.com

phone 250.764.7691

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Song Catalogue
Bio

Contemporary Celtic

Time Machine [LYRICS]

uptempo, boy loses girl, jangly 12-string, instrumental version available

Damn Fine Spin

Pop - Acoustronica

R U OK? 
True Romance
The Queen
A Mighty Passion
Frank
Physics
Feet of Clay

Hush

Roots
To the Moon
This Old House
People in Moose Jaw

Trad Country

Lucky Fool

 

Alterna-Country

Land of The Free

Smart Money

 

Karl and Gail Hourigan are songwriters. They love writing songs, and over the years they've penned songs that travel across different genres, but always with an ear tuned to melodies.

They were thrilled to be invited to perform at a Bluebird North songwriters showcase in Vancouver, sharing the stage with Canadian legend Randy Bachman. The evening also featured performances by Amy Sky, Ralph Murphy, Johnny Douglas, Jeff Smallwood, Ron Irving, Ron Hynes, and Shari Ulrich.

"Up close, sharing a songwriters showcase, I found the songs stood out even more....the song structure and performance was right on the money." ...Randy Bachman

"... have accomplished a totally unique sound highlighted with sometimes offbeat and very clever lyrics blended in an acoustic/modern music milieu."...Greg Torrington

The release of their first independent CD, "Real, Real Gone" in 1996 resulted in regular airplay on CBC and college radio.  The song "To The Moon" won First place in the Write On Song Contest "Roots/Folk/Worldbeat" category.

That album was followed by another independent release, "Happy Enough", in 2001. 

Their albums and showcases resulted in critical acclaim.

Karl began writing songs before he could even play an instrument. His earliest influences were his parents' record collection, which included Johnny Cash, The Clancy Brothers, and the Chad Mitchell Trio. Then, of course, there were the Beatles, and his affinity with Brit pop has never waned. The combination of his natural inventiveness, a formal music education (classical and jazz), and many nights performing original songs to diverse audiences, has given him a keen understanding of what it takes to connect with an audience.

Gail started writing songs on piano, and later picked up the guitar. Lately, she has turned to performing on the bass guitar. Gail has years of experience performing her original music in bands in Victoria, Vancouver, and Kelowna (Hoi Polloi, The Slip, Helen Gone and now The Malarkeys). As a creative artist, she is always interested in exploring new ideas and seeing where they lead.  

Psychedelic

The River of Her Dreams
If I Dream

Bombs Away

Alterna-Pop

Mary Tyler Moore's Hat

Look Out (I'm Coming)

Electronica with vocals

Maybe

Inner Adolescent

World Instrumental

Folk Package

Evening Package

Links

Sonicbids EPK

In The Bag

 

Rock Instrumental

Grinder

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