BALCONYTV DUBLIN 23/11/2008
PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
Born in Dublin, Heffernan left Ireland at 17 to study Musical Therapy in Northern France, where he worked for 6 years with Children with Autism in this study of basic communication. He now applies this craft to the songs he writes today, using simple sing-along melodies to tackle major social issues, with lyrics and depth of knowledge that belie his 34 years.
This year sees the release of "In My Own Time", a collection of songs and videos, written and recorded over three years, in five European countries, and in six languages. From the achingly beautiful "Sexy Little Secrets", a love song which has drawn comparisons to Gainsbourg, to the Dylanesque protest of "No More Peace", a scathing attack at the Bush regime, this album is a cross-section of songwriting at it's finest.
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