Invited by Hennessy to play an acoustic jam session in the barrel-making factory, Colin, lead singer of the band ColinResponse, chose to sing "Irresistible". "It was awesome to have a raw performance" Colin said and explained that it reminded him of the beginnings when there were only "me and my guitar".
For ColinResponse, the decision to participate in the 2013 Hennessy Talent Quest was made on a whim, but one that, once made, was something into which he poured his full effort. “For me, being named the Talent Quest winner represents the reward to having faith,” he says, with an exhale. “From the day I started, I heard over and over that this was not exactly the most realistic choice of career. But someone out there is doing it—why not me? Someone is doing it—which means it can be done.” Marking his soon-to-be first time in France, the musician says he looks forward to making a reality of what will be a watershed moment in his young and promising career.