CANADIAN ELECTROFUNK BAND CHROMEO GUESTS ON 10TH EDITION OF LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE, DEBUTING AUGUST 15
Daryl Hall Hooks Up with Cutting-Edge Canadian Innovators, Who Say It’s a Dream Come True
Daryl Hall’s free web-show, Live From Daryl’s House, has become a destination for music fans seeking the latest in up-and-coming artists. The 10th edition, which can be seen on www.livefromdarylshouse.com, starting August 15, will feature highly touted, two-man Canadian electrofunk outfit Chromeo.
The Montreal-based pair is made up of Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) on guitar and vocals and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) on keyboards, synthesizers and talk box. They’ve released two albums, including 2004’s She’s In Control and 2007’s Fancy Footwork, both on prestigious indie label Vice. The band was named MTV’s Artist of the Week in Oct. 2007. The set included a pair of Daryl Hall & John Oates hits, “Family Man” and “Adult Education” as well as Chromeo songs, “Tenderoni” and “Waiting 4 U”
“It’s not every day that you meet the single biggest influence of your band, let alone get to jam with them in a laid back and creative atmosphere,” says Chromeo’s Dave 1. “Filming Live From Daryl’s House was one of the highlights of our musical journey. We’ll be pinching ourselves for years for come. Given that he pretty much wrote half our songs, it was about time we met Daryl Hall in real life.”
The show with Chromeo can be seen exclusively at www.livefromdarylshouse.com starting August 15 at 8:00 pm EST.
Past episodes of the series have featured a mix of well-known performers like Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall and Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, as well as newcomers such as Austin, TX-based acoustic guitarist and songwriter Monte Montgomery and Philly soul singer Mutlu.
Daryl Hall’s “light bulb moment” of “playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet” has received kudos from Rolling Stone and the influential Lefsetz Letter.
Live from Daryl’s House has taken place at Hall’s residences in New York and London, as well as at the SXSW confab in Austin, TX, with plans to record at his other homes in New England and the Bahamas.
“These collaborations have really reinvigorated my music, both as a solo artist and in the stuff I do with John and the band,” says Daryl. “And the response continues to be overwhelming.”