may be available for your next special event!
the daughter of one of the highly acclaimed
Brothers, Charmaine Neville is heir to a rich New Orleans
musical legacy, but is busy putting her own stamp on this musical heritage.
Neville and her band dish out a spicy mix of the best of New Orleans
music, from the nastiest of blues to some V-8-driven R&B. Add a
funky rhythm and some jazzy ballads, and you've got yourself one helluva
Crescent City gumbo.
"All music is good music," Charmaine says
firmly. "I try to cover the whole spectrum and do just everything.
I don't want to be stagnated and stuck in a rut. People ask, 'Oh, what
category would you put your music in?' and I say, 'Good!'"
Born into the third generation of the New Orleans
legendary musical family, Charmaine Neville has nonetheless
worked hard to get where she is and make her music known as her own. The
work has paid off as one reviewer recently wrote, "Charmaine
Neville is beginning to rival her father and uncles in terms of
popularity in New Orleans."
Charmaine Neville Band
with Marc Nelson of the
Richard De La
She started out backing up the
Brothers and went on to perform with the Survivors, a band whose
alumni list includes
Harry Connick Jr. and
Bobby McFerrin. It was here
that she first started working with saxophonist Reggie Houston.
Charmaine Neville will be long-remembered in
her chosen world. From her cameo appearance in Taylor Hackford's Warner
Brothers motion picture "Everybody's All-American" to Time
Magazine's accolade as "best pair of lungs in New
Orleans," to the PBS "Lonesome Pine Special" which
featured her for the show's entire one hour duration, to a splashy photo
layout in Vogue, to appearances in TV commercials ranging
from Levi's 501 jeans to the crusty old New Orleans Times-Picayune,
Charmaine is running all of the media bases.
Charmaine Neville wields her bright alto voice
with breezy, carefree panache over a mixed bag of styles, from blues and
bebop scatting to Latin and cool R&B. Her excellent band includes
the superb saxophonist Reggie Houston, an alumnus of Fats Domino's band,
and veteran New Orleans pianist Amasa Miller (a' ma-see).
Notable songs include -- .
- Christmas Comes But Once a Year
- Santa Baby
- High and Mighty
- Merry Christmas, Baby
- Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)
Charmaine Neville may be available for your next special event!
.Contemporary Jazz. / ContemporaryJazz
.Contemporary R&B. / ContemporaryR&B
x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in Louisiana / born nLouisiana
Born: ..in New Orleans / born
Born: Mar 31, 1956
Raised: ..in Texas / nTexas
Raised: ..in Austin /
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Louisiana / based nLouisiana