Daryl Hall creates monthly web show with friends

Monthly Free Video Webcasts Will Include New Daryl Hall Solo Material, Special Guests

NEW YORK -"It was just one of those light bulb moments. I've had this idea about just sitting on the porch or in my living room, playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet."

And that was how Daryl Hall came up with the idea of Live from Daryl's House, a monthly Internet webcast featuring him playing along with some of his friends and colleagues in an intimate setting.

Live from Daryl's House airs exclusively on http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/. Episodes are be available on demand any time through the website.

Monthly Free Video Webcasts Will Include New Daryl Hall Solo Material, Special Guests

NEW YORK -"It was just one of those light bulb moments. I've had this idea about just sitting on the porch or in my living room, playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet."

And that was how Daryl Hall came up with the idea of Live from Daryl's House, a monthly Internet webcast featuring him playing along with some of his friends and colleagues in an intimate setting.

Live from Daryl's House airs exclusively on http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/. Episodes are be available on demand any time through the website.

Among the guests scheduled to stop by as Daryl debuts some of his new songs are Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy, Flight of the Conchords' Bret and Jemaine as well as partner John Oates and longtime band member T-Bone Wolk.

"I've always thought live performances were the only way to communicate directly with your fans," said Daryl of the show's format, which he compares to an Internet version of the hit U.K. TV show Later with Jools Holland. "This is straight from me to the audience. It gives me the freedom to allow a glimpse into my creative process and work with different musicians. And I feel more comfortable doing it this way. The Internet is a refreshing opportunity to reach people."

Daryl Hall has been an innovator as an artist and a businessman, with Hall & Oates one of the first successful bands to abandon the traditional major label system to release their albums independently almost 15 years ago.

"I did it because I was frustrated," he says of his move to the indie realm. "I was tired of being dictated to by people who really didn't understand what I was doing." 

Likewise, Live from Daryl's House allows Hall to introduce his own material, both in creation and finished product, with the final songs potentially forming a solo CD.

"I'm very proud, satisfied and happy with what I've done with Hall & Oates," he said. "But I also exist outside the band. This is an opportunity for me to exhibit what it is I do directly to the public without any pre-judgment."

Live from Daryl's House brings his music from his home to yours. Individual segments will be available on the website, with the entire program archived. Daryl explains the show could take place in any number of locations, including one of his three homes in upstate New York, Bahamas and London, a recording studio, a front porch or wherever he happens to be.

"Daryl's house is a state of mind," he claims.  One where everyone is welcome.

 

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