Jerry Hull is a singer, pianist, songwriter, and arranger, from Memphis Tennessee-based in Hull UK. He has 30 released singles with 11 videos since April 2015 till now and has released four albums so far: debut, “Heaven Help Me” in July 2015 and second album, “Shadows Of The Sun” in December 2015. A third album of 28 tracks, CHEROKEE MOON released Aug 1st, 2016, and a fourth album, MADE IN MEMPHIS, released Dec.2016. 5TH album due this summer-2017. His music covers many genres such as: Americana, gospel, country, medieval, jazz, pop, rock, New Orleans sound, ragtime, orchestral, blues, boogie woogie, The Memphis Sound, and romantic love ballads. Jerry has been playing piano for 41 years.
Music reviewers and fans have often said, Jerry’s style is similar to Elton John, Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach and Todd Rundgren both musically and vocally, but with his own original style emerging within these. His writing, playing and vocal style is also impacted from being brought up in the mid-south of the United States and most certainly from being born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, famous music mecca of the world.
He says, ” I love mostly rock, blues, pop, jazz, and orchestral either separately, mixed or matched or infused at most any level.” All of his own personal originals have one or more of these elements usually bolstered with a hint of light or heavy contemporary, black or old fashioned Christian and gospel/blues. In his early years, Jerry grew up singing and playing piano in black and white raced churches and choirs in and around the south and Memphis. Often he would do sing solos at the piano at churches sometimes accompanied by his father, an accomplished guitarist, and his four sisters, a melodic quartet.
After 24 years (1975-1999) of living in and gigging from Memphis’ Beale Street and night clubs and music spots around the area to playing piano in bands at parties and weddings in the Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Ventura areas of Los Angeles, all through the Midwest USA and in Toronto, Jerry settled in East Yorkshire, England UK for the last 15 years since 2002. Certainly, life’s experiences mixed with his idyllic English countryside present surroundings continue to serve as strong inspiration. Now having time to reflect life, his fresh newfound creativity seems endless and can certainly be found in his style of writing recently. Jerry has never been more prolific in his entire life as within the last mere 3 years having produced in excess of 300 songs and he says, “They keep coming”! Jerry Hull has been actively involved in music for almost half a century.
Most of his pop style has a Bacharach and Memphis blues foundation, with colors of classical orchestral and hints of New Orleans ragtime. He says,”I love to design my own arrangements and would never dream of creating a group of songs in just one genre. “I love to write my own lyrics and of course write my own melodies and harmonies.” He says, “I am happy with and prefer to write my own material rather than cover someone else’s”. After all with such a fuel and drive for creativity to express yourself, why would you want anything else!.
Major musical influences: Elton John, Billy Joel, Todd Rundgren, Burt Bacharach, and the “Memphis Sound”.
Jerry has a brand new album out ‘Celebrate in the Sunshine’ Showcases just what a talent Jerry Hull is. It is 15 tracks of magic, emotion and wonder. Available now at all major down loaders.
Jerry Hull – No One Little Girl
Jerry Hull – 1969 Mexico Connection
Jerry Hull – Two Doors Down
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