I'm a male vocalist specializing in good times for most any event. Whether it be on record, at the club, bar, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, wedding or under the gazebo at your local park; It's possible I might have sung there. I'm willing to learn tunes although I have a plethora of standards and new songs already to rock. Whatever it takes to make your event a pleasantly memorable one; that is my goal. Please keep me in mind as a professional vocalist for your next event.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
My usual motto for live performances is to look good yet sound even better. Couple this with an attitude to win and you're sure to have a successful and smooth running event.
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts.
Date of Birth: May 12, 1975
Heritage: African American/Caucasian
Ellis is a songwriter, producer as well as a performing artist.
Ellis Hall III (E3) is an artist whose music meets people where their ability to groove lives. He became this instrument when music grew to be his way of life instead of his hobby.
Until 1998, he had put all of his efforts into a career in graphic design, while his true love was music. It was at this time when he made the choice to step into the world of people who he admired and became an artist himself. It was not until this time that he was at home to utilize all that he had learned from growing up within and around a musical family.
His short lived career in graphic design made it evident that his passion was for creating music as he constantly found himself distracted by a beat, venturing off into a melody and rocking his head to nothing but the groove in his mind.
His musical career began with a simple keyboard. Within six months he was writing, singing and producing songs. With an internship at a recording studio, he furthered his understanding of engineering and began to build a studio of his own. What he couldn’t learn from his internship he taught himself, including programming with MIDI sequencers such as Cakewalk. With his new knowledge of music he began to develop musical connections with people. It was not long before he found that his production and singing skills were in demand by several artists & bands looking to create an impressive demo.
During all of this practice and growth he has honed his own craft and is excited about focusing his creativity towards himself & the world over. The drive for his work has brought him to life more than ever, and he is more than ready to let his contributions to music give life to others as well.
- Short biography written by Aprille Luv Hall.
The statement "history repeats itself" certainly is true for Boston born Ellis Hall III. "E3" as he is referred to in music circles, has the influences of his father, Ellis Hall Jr., the legendary soul singer, formerly of Tower of Power, to thank for his rich musical beginnings. However, music was not his initial career pursuit. He loves computers and studied graphic design which led to an associate's degree from Northern Essex Community College of Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts Lowell on track scholarship.
His smooth crooning style is reminiscent of Donny Hathaway, one of his major influences. His beats are contemporary and combined with his old-school R&B roots. His refreshing sound is a welcome contribution to today's musical landscape. His soulful melodies and complex harmonies stir a plethora of emotion in his listeners, whether from his hip-hop influenced tracks or his soulful ballads.
Other influences include Anita Baker, James Brown, D'Angelo and Stevie Wonder. He's worked with artists such as MC Lyte, Redman, Method Man, Saukrates, Termanology, Micheal Whalen, and Choclair to name a few and has landed tracks on such stations as Flow 93.5FM Toronto, MTV, VH1, Much Music, BET & More.
Ellis is also a member of Gilla House Records, an independent music movement captained by Reggie Noble.
One Soul[Deluxe Edition]
Biker Boyz Motion Picture Soundtrack (Dreamworks)
Method Man - Tical 0: The Prequel (Def Jam)
Redman - Red Gone Wild (Def Jam)
Michael Whalen - Mysterious Ways (Koch)
This Is A Game Ladies - Basket Ball Documentary (PBS/Partisan Pictures)
Additional Booking Notes
To be determined as per event type...
1999 - Prince
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Of Me - John Legend
Always And Forever - Luther Vandross
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Brick House - The Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Help Myself - The four tops
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Lucky - Pharrell Williams
Give Me Everything - Pitbull
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya - OutKast
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Need To Know - Marc Anthony
I'll Be There - duet version - Michael Jackson
It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra
Jump Jive & Wail - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Just The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lets Get It Started - The Black Eyed Peas
Love Train - The O'Jays
Margarittaville - Jimmy Buffett
Maria Maria - Santana
Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
My Perogative - Bobby Brown
Party Rock - LMFAO
Play That Funky Music White Boy - Wild Cherry
Rappers Delight - The Sugar Hill Gang
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
Shake Your Body - Michael Jackson
Shake Your booty - KC & The Sunshine Band
Smooth - Santana
Stand Bye Me - Ben E. King
Summerwind - Frank Sinatra
Superfreak - Rick James
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
YMCA - The Village People
You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
Influences & Inspiration
James Brown, Luther Vandross, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, D'Angelo, Sting and many more
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