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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to all our Hall and Oates Forever fans!

Kerri and I would like to take a moment to wish all our followers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Thanks for making the first year of our HOF Blog a ton of fun for us!

Along with a brand New Year is coming a brand new look! Over the next few weeks I will be trying out new features, and taking out some of the ones that don't seem to be doing well.

As always, our Message Board is open to anyone who wants to use it. You do need to sign up first to use it:
Hall and Oates Forever Discussion Board

In order to keep our fans happy, Kerri and I are always asking for ideas and suggestions. Please feel free to drop Ker or I a line and let us know what you would like to see more of, less of, or just say Hi and let us know where you are from, and how you found us! We are open to all kinds of ideas, and while we can't always use your ideas right away, we do keep them on the back burner for possible future use!

With that being said, have a safe New Year and lets hope to see more touring from D&J in 2010, Daryls solo album that he has been promising, and Johns new solo album that he promised us! Rock on guys!

Kerri and Charlene

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Whole Notes Extra!!

Happy Holidays kids!!! I hope everyone is staying nice and warm!! Did Santa bring you everything your heart desires? Hope so! There's a bunch of stuff going on in H&O-land this week!! Lot's of updates! So let's get started!!

ELIOT LEWIS - Eliot will be performing his second NYC show this evening!! Check out this amazing Rock 'N Soul show @ Prohibition located at 503 Columbus Ave, NYC, NY. There is no cover and the show starts at 9:30 PM. I hear tell that Mr. Lewis has some hot new tunes in his bag of tricks!! So, get out there and support our H&O musicians!! Make sure you tell 'em Hall & Oates Forever sent ya!!

JOHN OATES - JO has just recently announced that he will be performing at the first annual '30A Songwriters Festival'. The festival takes place from January 15th - 17th in a number of towns that make up Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. The festival will feature performances by over 50 singer/songwriters including LoCash Cowboys, Susana Hoffs and Matthew Sweet just to name a few. Check out John's website for the most up to date info on gig locations and times!

ZEV KATZ - Our very own H&O low tone provider was spotted on TV Tuesday evening. For what you ask?! Zev was seen playing bass on the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors show which was aired on CBS. This is the second year Zev has been a part of the annual event.

LFDH - For all of you LFDH fans out there (I mean...who isn't?!?)...the next LFDH will presumably feature Eli "Paperboy" Reed, a Boston musician whom I am quite fond of. Check out some of his stuff here on YouTube before January 15th to get you in the mood!

POSSESSION OBSESSION - How many of you out there are H&O memorabilia collectors? Or, maybe you collect Hall & Oates audio or video instead? Whatever H&O "ooh yeah" item might be...remember on the HOF Message Board there is a 'Wish List' thread where traders can visit to post their want lists, trade lists, or even items that you may no longer want. If you're already an HOF member click here to visit the wish list. Not a member yet?? What are you waiting for?? Click here to sign up!

WOLFGANG'S VAULT - For those of you that LOVE H&O audio 'stuff', Wolfgang's Vault has some awesome live concerts, previously 'listen-only' shows, now available for purchase and download. Each of the eight shows is $9.98 and range in length from 56 minutes up to 1.5 hours. If you can only get one or two of these gems my suggestions would be the 1982 Hampton Coliseum show if only for the stellar version of Sara Smile and the 1978 Pittsburgh Civic Center gig which is PACKED with rarities! And the beauty of it all...you can listen before you buy! Brilliant!

OK...I think that does it for the updates today! On behalf of Charlene, I'd like to wish you all a safe and happy New Year.

'Do It For Love'

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

John Oates - Two New Solo Dates!


Friday, January 15th, 2010

Jeff Black, Sam Bush & John Oates
Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre
30A Songwriters Festival - 9:00 PM
Quincy Circle (behind Modica Market)
Seaside FL 32459

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

John Oates w/ Reed Waddle
Stinky's Fish Camp
30A Songwriters Festival - 11:00 PM
5960 Highway County 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays to our HOF Family!

Photo by Jim Haire

Happy Holidays to all our HOF Readers! Thanks for sticking with Kerri and I while we continue to grow. Kerri and I have great things planned for you in 2010-I promise you next year will be even better than the past one!

From the Haire Family and the Fish Family, happy holidays to you all and we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May all your holiday dreams and wishes come true!

Kerri and Charlene

Friday, December 18, 2009

H&O Good Shoppers....Good "HO"liday Shoppers!!

OK so this is a bit of a blast from the past. This funny little clipping is from Music Life magazine (a Japanese publication) circa 1983/1984. As you can see the guys including John, Daryl and G.E. are out and about doing some shopping and sightseeing in Japan. Are they are shopping for the holidays?? Ooh look, is that Brian Doyle I see on the bottom right? In the middle there it looks like D is browsing in a camera shop. Is that OATES-meal John is buying? Wonder what gifties D&J are picking up for their friends & fam THIS year!!

Click on the picture above for a better view of H&O's shopping spree!!

'Do It For Love'


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Whole Notes Extra!!!

Hi all!!! I am sure that everyone is super duper busy with the holidays and what-not so I don't want to keep you away from gift wrapping and eggnog drinking for too long....but there are some REALLY cool things afoot in the world of H&O right now!! Read on...!

ELIOT LEWIS LIVE - H&O's keyboard player (and multi-instrumentalist) Eliot Lewis is performing is FIRST EVER NYC solo shows!! As a matter of fact the first one is TONIGHT (12/16)!! Check out El and his "One Man Rock 'n Soul Show" - 9:30 PM @ Prohibition located at 503 Columbus Ave, NYC, NY. The second show will be on December 30th. For more info on the venue check out Prohibition's website. OK kids...now get out there and support Eliot!!!

EVERETT BRADLEY - Catch Everett Bradley's HOLIDELIC: NATIVI-TAY! live @ Joe's Pub in NYC at 25 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place in New York's East Village. Shows are 7:00 PM on December 15th and 9:30 PM on December 22nd. For more info & tix check out Joespub.com .

LFDH - LFDH 26 with Jimmy Wayne premiered tonight. Highlight's of the show are Sara Smile, Someone Like You and the Eddie Floyd classic Knock On Wood. Daryl and T-Bone also fill us in on a VERY funny story from the Last Call @ The Philly Spectrum! Jimmy has a great voice and this ep is worth the watch!! Log on! LFDH.com.

JOHN ON TOUR - John just wrapped up the 'Jerry Christmas' tour with master Dobro player Jerry Douglas. There are tons of great reviews and pics of the shows on the HOF message board today...Link to the message board HERE.

MESSAGE BOARD NEWS - Remember, there are lot's things happening on the message board. Log on OFTEN to get the most up to date news and info on H&O and all things H&O related. And of course, we want to hear from YOU! If you have any ideas on how we can make the site better for the fans...send me an email @ Kerri@HallAndOatesForever.com .

HOF Calendars - If you ordered a calendar prior to December 6th your calendar(s) were shipped to you today! We are now taking orders for the second shipment of calendars. If you'd like to place an order please email me! Remember, HOF makes NO MONEY from the sale of these calendars. We are only charging for the shipping and the printing cost. These were created for the pure enjoyment of the fans!!!

Well kids...I am gonna try my darnedest to get an Whole Notes Extra out next week as well...but if I get too crazy with Santa, I hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday!

'Do It For Love'


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hall and Oates Need Your Vote-Vote in "Playboy" Magazine's 2009 Music Poll

Won't you help them out please? The Catagory is Hall of Fame, and they were nominated for "Private Eyes". Please scroll down and cast your vote! Lets get Daryl and John into at least one Hall of Fame!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jimmy Wayne will the the guest on the next Live From Daryl's House 12/15!

Daryl Hall and Wayne recreate their hit country version of “Sara Smile” and a cover of Eddie Floyd’s “Knock on Wood” for 26th and latest edition of groundbreaking web series

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2009—Country star Jimmy Wayne’s cover version of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ 1976 hit single, “Sara Smile,” which he recorded with the duo earlier this year, is a country smash, and now serves as the centerpiece for the 26th installment of the acclaimed web series, Live From Daryl’s House, available starting Dec. 15 at www.lfdh.com. The show will be the first since Daryl Hall and John Oates received their first Grammy nomination in 25 years with a nod in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for “Sara Smile,” from their Live at the Troubadour album on Shout! Factory.

“My experience playing with Daryl on Live From Daryl’s House will go down in my journal as one of my all-time favorite performances, right up there with the Grand Ole Opry, Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks,” said the North Carolina-born singer-songwriter.

Wayne released his self-titled debut in 2003 on DreamWorks Nashville, which went Top 10 country and cracked the Top 100 pop, followed by 2008’s Do You Believe Me Now on the Valory Music Group label, where it peaked at 4 Country and 27 on the Pop chart. His latest album, Sara Smile, hit retail last month, with the title track his seventh Top 40 country single, as well as Daryl Hall and John Oates’ first-ever Top 40 country hit.

Featured in Wayne and Daryl’s seven-song set are versions of “Sara Smile” and “Someone Like You,” a track from Hall’s 1986 solo album, Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine, along with a cover of Eddie Floyd’s classic “Knock on Wood.” There are also four Wayne originals, including his 1 Country hit, “Do You Believe Me Now,” “Kerosene Kid,” “I’ll Never Leave You” and “I Didn’t Come Here to Lose.”

Past episodes of Live from Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Finger Eleven’s James Black and Rick Jackett and the Bacon Brothers, along with newcomers such as Philly soul singer Mutlu, Canadian techno-rockers Chromeo, MySpace pop-rock phenom Eric Hutchinson, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Wind-up Records’ Chicago rockers Company of Thieves, Bay Area singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson, Charlottesville, VA’s rising Parachute, Chicago rock band Plain White T’s and highly touted tunesmith Diane Birch.

Live from Daryl’s House started with Daryl’s “light-bulb moment” idea of “playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has subsequently been praised by such varied media outlets as Rolling Stone, Spin, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo and the influential Lefsetz Letter.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Two new John Oates dates for February!

Pollstar just notified me John Oates has two dates lined up for February!

2/27 at The Birchmere


2/28 at The Sellersville Theatre 1894.

Please check the main discussion board for the latest news on these shows.


Hall and Oates nominated for a Grammy!

They are nominated for the version of "Sara Smile" which appears on the duo's 2008 album, "Live at the Troubadour" in the Best Pop Performance For A Duo Or Group!

Congratulations to Daryl and John on your nomination and future win! From all of us here at HallAndOatesForever, we love you and thank you for all you do for us! We wish you guys the best!



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Grammy Nomination!!!!

Daryl and John have just been nominated for a Grammy!! The nomination is for Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group!! The version of "Sara Smile" that was nominated appears on the duo's 2008 album, "Live at the Troubadour."

We are so excited here at HOF!!! Best of luck to D & J!!!! Well deserved!!!! Whoo hooo!!!!