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Ellis Hall



Biography

Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, Ellis Hall, possesses a style that commands attention in its diversity and depth, and has to his credit numerous live performances and studio sessions with many top artists. Formerly featured as lead vocalist and keyboardist with the soul-stirring group Tower of Power, he culminated his stint with co-production, arrangement and songwriting prowess on their album "Power". Ellis is also recognized for his hit performance on the Kenny G. multi-platinum album "Duotones" and the gold and platinum California Raisins albums. With his group “Project Insight,” comprised of visually impaired musicians, he appeared for the President’s Council for the Disabled, and also appeared at the Kennedy Center to celebrate President Clinton’s Western Inaugural Ball.

His most recent credits include an appearance in the run away hit comedy Big Momma's House, a 20th Century Fox feature film and he sang the title track Flip, Flop & Fly in the blockbuster Clay-mation animated comedy Chicken Run from DreamWorks. He has also done a variety of television appearances as well as many other film and television vocal performances including national and international radio and television commercials.

Ellis Hall last appeared at the Kennedy Center October 2003 at the request of the ailing Ray Charles who had recently signed and co-produced Ellis’ latest album on Ray Charles own label Crossover Records. The album is entitled Straight Ahead. Ellis Hall is not only continually writing and already preparing material for his next album but maintains a full schedule of personal appearances.

Ellis' colorful statements instrumentally and vocally can be found on his widely acclaimed debut solo album The Spirit Lingers On, a musical journey of highly inspirational soul featuring 12 original songs.
Ellis Hall