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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hall and Oates Announce spring tour dates

Several dates have been announced for the Do What You Want Be What You Are Tour 2010. Check our message board often for the new dates as they are announced!

http://z9.invisionfree.com/HallandOatesForever/index.php?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Whole Notes Extra!

Greetings fellow H&O fans! Our feet are now firmly planted in 2010. And what was initially looking like a very slow start has finally got some Daryl & John action occurring! So let's get to it!

HALL & OATES CONCERT DATES - If you happen to be in Jamaica on January 30th you'll be able to catch the fellas closing out the Jazz & Blues Fest in Montego Bay @ the Wyndham Rose Hall Resort.

Daryl and John will be performing live in Austin, TX at The Long Center for the Performing Arts on March 27th. The AAC ticket sale will last until 4PM EST on January 25th. Check out Hall & Oates.com for the latest details.

On April 30th the fellas will delight crowds at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS. This is a great venue and should NOT be missed if you are in the area or able to get there! Also note, that although the venue has confirmed this show it has yet to be listed on Hall & Oates Official Website...and as always...dates and venues are subject to change. Check out Beau Rivage Resort and Casino HERE.

H&O GRAMMY REMINDER - Remember to tune into the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on January 31st to HOPEFULLY see Daryl & John win in the "Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals" category. This years Grammys will air on CBS @ 8PM ET/PT. The guys are nominated for the stellar performance of Sara Smile that appears on 2008's Live From The Troubadour album. They are up against some pretty heavy competition...MGMT, Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas & The Fray. Keep your fingers crossed!!!

ELIOT LEWIS LIVE - Now you all know how much we love our Eliot Lewis here at HOF. So kids if you are in the New England or Metro NYC area...you NEED to get to one of these shows. You will be so glad you did!! Eliot's mix of original material with Rock 'N Soul classics is a refreshing change from today's hum-drum live music scene. He is the REAL THING people! C'mon out!

February 13 - Leon's - New Haven, CT - 7-11PM
February 26 - Bix's Cafe - Branford, CT - 9PM-1AM
February 27 - Two Boots - Bridgeport, CT - TBD
April 10 - Leon's - New Haven, CT - 7-11PM

H&O ON FACEBOOK - There are a lot of folks out there on Facebook now and I wanted to take a minute to direct you to the official H&O Facebook pages because there are some impersonators out there! And remember, these pages are managed by H&O staff not Daryl and John themselves. Here are the correct links:

Daryl Hall on Facebook
Live From Daryl's House on Facebook
John Oates on Facebook
Hall & Oates on Facebook

JOHN OATES & REED WADDLE - John recently spent some time in the studio with Destin, FL native Reed Waddle. Reed recorded his new album "Piece By Piece" in Colorado with some assistance from John. John and Reed also played together last week at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Waddle's home state. Reed and John wrote the song "Goodnight Los Angeles" together for the above mentioned album. Listen on Reed's website!! It's an awesome song!

That's all for this week. Keep checking the Message Board for the latest and greatest H&O info!!

'Do It For Love'

Kerri
Email: Kerri@Hallandoatesforever.com

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Friday, January 15, 2010

John Oates has Three Solo dates confirmed for March

http://www.johnoates.com/calendar.html



March 18, 2010
John Oates
Address: Kent Stage
175 East Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
Contact Name: Tom Simpson
Contact Phone: 330.677.5005
Contact Email: information@kentstage.org



Friday, March 19th, 2010
The Ark
John Oates -
316 South Main Street
Ann Arbor Michigan 48104
US (734)761-1800
http://theark.org/March_2010.html
More Info Link: www.kentstage.org



Sunday, March 21st, 2010
Space
An Evening With John Oates - 7:00 PM
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston Illinois 60202
US 847-492-8860
http://www.evanstonspace.com/calendar_mar.html
http://www.johnoates.com/calendar.html

Thursday, January 14, 2010

First J-Stache game to hit iTunes store at end of January



http://primarywavegames.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/the-truth-about-j-stache/




The Truth About J-Stache


January 13, 2010 in Uncategorized



Hello out there oh you scavengers of the information age!



Just wanted to take a moment out of our busy-busy day to tell you a bit more about our first game that is targeted to hit the itunes store at the end of this month!



Based upon our good pal and everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic mustache J-Stache, The iphone/ipod touch game is called Run J-Stache, Run. It’s a prequel to the animated trailer that you’ve probably all seen online and in the game you’ll be busting J-Stache out of rehab to reunite him with John Oates through many levels of Puzzle-Action gameplay.



You control J-Stache through a series of physics-based puzzle levels. You swipe the Stache towards each level’s exit; banking off of walls, collecting Rock n’ Soul cassette-tapes, using turntables to get taken for a spin and busting through breakable walls.



The Truth About J-Stache

January 13, 2010 in Uncategorized



Hello out there oh you scavengers of the information age!



Just wanted to take a moment out of our busy-busy day to tell you a bit more about our first game that is targeted to hit the itunes store at the end of this month!



Based upon our good pal and everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic mustache J-Stache, The iphone/ipod touch game is called Run J-Stache, Run. It’s a prequel to the animated trailer that you’ve probably all seen online and in the game you’ll be busting J-Stache out of rehab to reunite him with John Oates through many levels of Puzzle-Action gameplay.







You control J-Stache through a series of physics-based puzzle levels. You swipe the Stache towards each level’s exit; banking off of walls, collecting Rock n’ Soul cassette-tapes, using turntables to get taken for a spin and busting through breakable walls.







Players have 5 swipes to make it clear to the exit of each level and collect the 3 tapes and although the tapes aren’t necessary to reach the next level they will unlock lots of fun content like new Staches (each with their own physics/properties), new music tracks and more





Speaking of music, we’re also really proud to be involved with the amazing Horse Robot who provided all the BGM for our game. It’s really amazing stuff; amazeballs, I would even venture to say…



There are 16 unlockable loops that seem to tow the musical line between so many genres that we had to create a new one just for the tracks; we call it, Surrealist-80’s-Robo-Hop and it should cause you to soil your pants with delight…



Expect a free track or two on our blog sometime in the next week so you all can have a small taste of the awesome to come.



Speaking of the awesome to come; we’ve also got three substantial updates to the game already planned and in the works. Expect more levels, more Staches and more puzzle-action in the weeks following the initial release of the game. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with another screenshot to whet your appetite.



Tell your friends, tell your mamas and your papas; hell, just let everyone you know, Run J-Stache, Run is on the way!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Whole Notes Extra!

Welcome to 2010!!! I hope that everyone is enjoying the New Year. There's a bunch of stuff going on so let's get to it!!

LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE - It's official! As we've been reporting for a while now, Eli "Paperboy" Reed will be January's LFDH guest! Also tune in to see Alan Gorrie of AWB jam with the guys. Be prepared to indulge in 9 tracks this month!! Here's the set list:

Uncanny
Storm Warning (The Volcanoes) - Also an outtake from H&O's 'Change of Season' album
Starting All Over Again (Mel & Tim)
I Found Love (The Falcons & Wilson Pickett)
Pick Up The Pieces (AWB)
I Need Your Loving Everyday (Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford)
I Found You Out (Eli Reed)
Take My Love With You (Eli Reed)
Pick A Number (Eli Reed)
You Can Run On (Eli Reed)

DARYL & FACEBOOK - I'd like to let everyone know that Daryl's Facebook page is now back up and running. A few days ago it went M.I.A.! You can click HERE to be taken to the page!

DARYL & JOHN FILMING - Earlier this week the Jamaica Observer reported that Daryl & John will be filming a "tv show" in the hills of St Ann near Nine Miles. We are unsure at this point if they are filming LFDH but one can certainly infer that from the information that has been provided. Guests at the filming will be Toots Hibbert & Suzanne Couch. Filming will take place on January 26th & 27th just before D & J are scheduled to perform at the Jazz Fest as the closing act on January 30th.


JOHN @ 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL - JO will be performing at the first annual '30A Songwriters Festival' later this week in Florida. 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!

I think that does it for this weeks updates!! Any questions or comments? Please feel free to email me!

'Do It For Love'

Kerri

Email: Kerri@hallandoatesforever.com

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hall & Oates to film TV show in Jamaica

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/HALL--amp-amp--OATES

Hall & Oates to film TV show with Toots and Suzanne Couch




By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter



Sunday, January 10, 2010







Ahead of their closing night headline appearance on Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, international renowned pop duo, Hall and Oates will be filming a television show at a great house in the hills of St Ann in the vicinity of Nine Miles.



The music duo comprising Daryl Hall and John Oates, will have as their guest in the film Jamaica's international reggae pioneer Toots Hibbert and songstress, pianist, songwriter Suzanne Couch. Another noted Jamaican musician turned broadcaster, Wayne Jobson of Native fame, will be involved in the production of the television show to be filmed on January 26 and 27.



"Daryl (Hall) is especially coming to have Toots as his guest, as he is a huge fan of Toots," Jobson told the Sunday Observer via email. "It should be magic to have two of the greatest voices on earth together, Toots and Daryl. He is coming to Jamaica to record the TV show just before Hall and Oates headline the closing night of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival," Jobson added.



Hall and Oates is recognised as one of the most successful duos, with 34 hit singles over a period of 37 years. The duo also has a nomination in this year's Grammy Award. They first came to Jamaica in 1974 and jammed with the late great Joe Higgs at the old Chela Bay Hotel in Ocho Rios. They liked the Jamaican hit Soldering by the Starlights so much that they later recorded it on their hit album, Daryl Hall and John Oates which contained their signature classic, Sara Smile.



Thirty six years later, the duo -- who in the interim visited Jamaica on holidays -- is happy to be back on the rock to their first major performance at the Jazz and Blues Festival as well as to film their television show.



The act which achieved its greatest fame in the late 1970s and early to mid-1980s, specialises in a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues styles, which they dubbed rock and soul.



Critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine & J. Scott McClintock wrote, "at their best, (Hall & Oates') songs were filled with strong hooks and melodies that adhered to soul traditions without being a slave to them by incorporating elements of new wave and hard rock."



Much of their soul influence came from known African-American soul, and blues artistes who helped develop a significant amount of their music, as well as often touring and performing with them. Their "bluesy" influence can also be attributed to being exposed to early blues, jazz, r&b, and soul genres at an earlier period in their lives.



In 2002, their hit song Out of Touch was used for the soundtrack in the successful video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, playing on the pop radio station Flash FM. In 2006, their song Family Man was used for the soundtrack for its prequel, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, once again playing on Flash FM.



The song, Rich Girl, was played in an episode of television's cop series Hunter. In the episode, a 'rich girl' commits the 'perfect crime' but in the end cannot profit from it because all her family money can only be hers when the 'killer' is apprehended. With no options left, she commits suicide eating yogurt and sleeping pills with the song Rich Girl playing.



Rich Girl was also in an episode of the FX series The Shield, sung briefly by one of the characters in Season 2.



According to Daryl Hall, I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) helped inspire the song Billie Jean.



"Michael Jackson once said directly to me that he hoped I didn't mind that he copied that groove (from I Can't Go for That). That's okay; it's something we all do. Eddie Van Halen told me that he copied the synth part from Kiss on My List and used it in Jump. I don't have a problem with that at all."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pretty soon you will be able to play the John Oates Moustache game!

Two games based on his moustache are being submitted to Apple!
http://primarywavegames.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/tracking-j-stache/