New Orleans-based, D.C. native Nigel Hall is an honest, humble guardian of soul music. When asked about himself, Nigel reflects, “I'm just someone who lives, eats, drinks music.” It's easy to hear the energy his vocals and keyboards bring to his various musical collaborations: The Warren Haynes Band, Lettuce, Jon Cleary, The Nth Power, Oteil Burbridge & Roosevelt Collier, The Soul Rebels, Doug Wimbish, Dr. Klaw, and countless others.
His dedication to soul can be heard on his Feel Music/Round Hill debut solo album, Ladies & Gentlemen...Nigel Hall. As he moves from support roles to the spotlight, Hall delivers 10 tracks of joyful, melodic music ranging from Motown to Philly soul to the second-line funk of New Orleans, with a taste of gospel and old-time R&B thrown in (and a majority of the album is written by Hall, with some keen covers of rare Isley Brothers, Ramp, Latimore, and Stanley Clarke tunes).
Produced by Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and with support from an elite band including Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Ivan Neville, Charlie Hunter, and Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Ledisi, John Scofield), among others, Ladies & Gentlemen... is the proper introduction to Nigel Hall for fans of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Charles Bradley, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The O’Jays, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.