Freddy Hall
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Freddy Hall

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Folk




"Honor the Departed in Our Annual Sonic Altar"

"Feed the Fire" by Freddy Hall

"I discovered this song on Spotify and the lyrics are eerily similar to what I imagine my brother Austin must have felt before he took his life in December. I wish I could have understood what he was going through so I could have at least empathized better." - NPR

"Rising Music Star Freddy Hall On The Five Things You Need To Shine In The Music Industry"

Slow and steady wins the race. I am a victim of wanting to have everything right away, but I am thankful for the pace that I’m moving. I’ve learned so much from all of my accomplishments and I’m able to employ that knowledge going forward, I can move with intention and purpose and that takes time to develop.
As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Freddy Hall.
Deemed “a true artist of the human condition” by Performer Magazine, Freddy Hall crafts songs about life, love, and everything in between. This indie/pop darling mixes sonic and anthemic elements of monumental artists like The Killers, Beck and Amy Winehouse as well as the sophistication of songwriting greats like Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell.
Freddy comes alive when he steps on stage. His ability to connect with his audience has landed him in venues of all shapes and sizes; from Lincoln Center to makeshift stages in living rooms. His engaging and energetic performances have earned him a diverse and dedicated fan base.
Earlier this year Freddy teamed up with producer Anthony “Rocky” Gallo (John Legend, Cigarettes After Sex) to record his third studio album Dazy. Dazy is a musical evolution for Hall, expanding on his storytelling capabilities and passion-pop, all the while experimenting with new structures, themes, grooves and sounds.
Due out this Fall, Dazy is a journey of self-discovery through loss and is offered as a beacon of hope, especially to the most fragile among us.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?
I’m honored to be a part of the series and I thank you for having me! I grew up in Northern Virginia in a house filled with music. Both of my parents were musicians so music was always present, especially at family parties. I attended a public high school that had a thriving art and music department and I was able to form a rock band, act in the plays and sing in the choir.
Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?
I remember taking a trip to New Orleans when I was 9 years old with my family. We saw live music everywhere we went; buskers on the street, bands playing in restaurants, parades teaming with music. We got home I remember begging my parents for a few weeks to take me to the music store to get a guitar. Thankfully, they did!
Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?
I recently asked my fans to help me get a single I released, “The Bad Ones,” to 6,000 plays on Spotify in a month, and if they did then I’d tackle a dare. My friend came up with the dare for me to perform pop-up concerts in my local grocery stores. They got the song past 6,000 plays so I embarked on what I called a “Grocery Store Tour.” I was more nervous about doing that than anything I’ve ever done. I had no idea how it’d be received. I showed up at a Food Lion with my guitar and the workers behind the register started to get really excited. I started thinking about how these brave workers got us through the pandemic! They risked their lives to keep the shelves stocked so we could eat. I played them a song and thanked them for their service, and it was quite tearful. It reminded me that music is so much more than a vessel for fame; it’s comforting and soothing and it heals.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
I really can’t recall the funniest mistake I’ve made… mostly because I make mistakes all the time! Be it musical errors, thanking the wrong venue from the microphone, scheduling nightmares (i.e. booking a show in NYC that goes until midnight and then one in Virginia the next day at noon!). But I believe that mistakes are nothing more than gentle reminders to do things differently the next time. Everyone messes up and it’s critical to keep things going. I’ve been learning how to play with my mistakes and turn them into something beautiful… or at least something charming.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I’m releasing my third studio album, DAZY, on November 5th. I’ve been working on it for three years now, and I’m really glad to get it out of my head and into the world. Writing this album has pushed my skills and self-belief to greater heights. In the past, I’ve been very shy about the music that I’ve written, but DAZY offers a lot of comfort and intrigue, so I’m eager to share that with everyone.
We are very interested in diversity in the entertainment industry. Can you share three reasons with our readers about why you think it’s important to have diversity represented in film and television? How can that potentially affect our culture?
Hearing other people’s stories is monumental in helping us develop and depth to our compassion. In addition, hearing other people’s stories helps us develop familiarity, and the fear of the “unknown” dissipates. Inclusion in art benefits everyone, it broadens our worldview and expands our understanding of how others think and feel. Art is beautiful because it makes learning relatable and emotional.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
Slow and steady wins the race. I am a victim of wanting to have everything right away, but I am thankful for the pace that I’m moving. I’ve learned so much from all of my accomplishments and I’m able to employ that knowledge going forward, I can move with intention and purpose and that takes time to develop.
Be kind to everyone. Mostly because it’s just the right thing to do. Also, you never know who is going to become who. A bartender at a venue that you’re playing at might be working on the next hit when they go home that night. And if you were rude to them, guess who’s text isn’t getting answered when they reach out to co-write?
Learn from others and yourself. This is a lesson that I picked up from my drummer, Marques Walls. He’s proficient at everything he does, and it’s thanks in part to his ability to research. By seeing how others have done things, he has a frame of reference for achieving whatever it is he’s going for, which saves a lot of trial and error. And also, learn from yourself. Record yourself singing, video yourself practicing. If you’ve got a speech to make, take a video of yourself reciting it and then watch. You can spend a lot of money to hire coaches, but you’d be surprised at how capable you are of fixing your own mistakes.
Cheer for others. It’s the golden rule, treat others the way you want to be treated. If you want support then you need to be supportive, if you want listeners, then you need to listen. If you want respect, then you need to be respectful.
Jealousy slows you down. I’m struggling with this one, to be honest. I tend to have jealous reactions whenever a friend achieves success. I noticed recently when a friend posted about a major success that I spent all day feeling jealous and like a failure. That’s an entire day where I could have been sending out booking inquires, practicing, working on videos, writing music and making space for my mental health. Instead, I sulked and accomplished nothing. One way I’ve been course-correcting is by picturing their happy face and saying “you deserve this, you are hard-working and you’ve earned the right to be successful and happy.” It’s so much more productive and proactive. And when I get success, I hope that people are happy for me too. Everyone deserves success and happiness. It’s not a gift for the few.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I would say that keeping your intentions clear and your mission statement at the forefront of your actions will help keep the fuel in the car. Rejection, disappointments, and jealousy seem to be the biggest culprits for me burning out, so I try to stay focused and busy and count the successes and understand that rejections are just a part of the game.
You are a person of enormous influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)
When we understand each other, when we forgive, communicate and empathize with each other, the flow of goodness becomes healthy and strong. I believe that we are here to keep the flow of goodness moving. I never want to let my misunderstandings or judgments of others block the flow of goodness. I constantly remind myself to respect everyone’s journey.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
My dear friend and mentor, Kimberly Grigsby, is someone who took a massive chance on me and opened the biggest door for me many years ago. Kimberly is a big-deal music director on Broadway. She attended the same High School I did a few years before I did, and when she started working on Broadway she set up a scholarship for students studying music/theater in College as a way to give back to her community. I was the second recipient of that and stayed in touch with her thought out my years at Berklee College of Music. She was working with Duncan Sheik on his musical, Spring Awakening and when it came time to assemble the musicians for the tour she asked me to audition. I got the gig and it changed my life dramatically.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss
This quote was my North Star when I began the process of coming out of the closet. I was in my early 20s, I read it a year before I told my family that I was gay. I can’t express how much strength and perspective that quote gave me. It became my battle cry as I began a pretty difficult process. I’m happy to report that my family matters :)
Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we tag them. :-)
Someone who’s struggling with their sense of identity or sense of belonging. I’d love to grab some breakfast and chat about how big the universe is and how magical the world can be, and how important everyone is.
How can our readers follow you online?
I can be found on all the socials at @iamFreddyHall, you can listen to my music on Spotify and Youtube and visit my website at:
This was very meaningful, thank you so much! We wish you continued success!
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"Northern Virginia musician Freddy Hall releases new album, tours region"

Growing up in Lorton, Freddy Hall’s life was never devoid of music. Both of his parents were musicians, he took guitar lessons and he even played in a band in high school.

But he was not swayed into pursuing a music career until his Hayfield Secondary School theater teacher told him that she believed it was the path he was destined for.

Taking her advice, Hall attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music. Soon afterward, he toured with the Tony-award-winning musical “Spring Awakening” as a member of the orchestra. While touring, Hall began branching out and writing his own songs. Whenever he could afford it, he would find a recording studio in whatever city the tour was in and create music.

“My music started to grow from there. I released a few EPs during that time and once we got back to the city I started working with a producer,” Hall said.

From there, Hall, who now lives in Prince William County, went on to produce two studio albums and work with songwriting legends like Billie Joe Armstrong and Carole King. Most recently, he released his third studio album, titled “Dazy,” with the help of producer Anthony “Rocky” Gallo.

Freddy Hall "Dazy" album cover

The cover of the new album, "Dazy," released by Northern Virginia musician Freddy Hall.
The album is a 10-track “journey of self-discovery through loss” that is “offered as a beacon of hope,” Hall said.

The loss in question, among the album’s many songs, is most encapsulated in “Feed the Fire” – an indie/rock song about a loved one who died from an opioid overdose.

“‘Feed The Fire’ is my imagination of what those final moments were for him,” Hall said. “Addiction is very much a real thing. It’s a disease. It’s a mental health issue. [...] People suffer from pain that is really hard for others to see because it’s invisible.”

Although Hall hasn’t done charitable work specifically surrounding the opioid crisis, he believes music can be used for healing and frequently volunteers with Musicians On Call – an organization that brings live music to hospitals. Through his volunteer work, Hall has performed at the bedside of hospital patients both in-person and virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I use music in a very healing way. Music to me is a very healing thing. As a musician I am a healer,” he said. “I like to remind myself of that before I perform.”

In addition to helping others, Hall often uses music to heal himself when he is facing hardship.

“I can sit down and write a song just because, but a lot of times I write because there is a feeling inside of me,” he added. “Something about the way the vibrations of the guitar and the sound they're making kind of communicate with my emotions.”

To promote “Feed The Fire” and “Dazy,” Hall has been touring his home state, in addition to performing in Washington, Maryland, New York and Philadelphia. On Dec. 12, he will host an album celebration at Jammin Java in Vienna.

He will also be performing at the Arlington Acoustic Cafe on Dec. 14 and at The Elkridge Furnace Inn in Maryland on Dec. 17.

“It’s [touring] been incredible because people are eager to hear live music and to connect with other human beings,” Hall said. “No matter how many times people will bootleg a concert it’s never going to replace being there. There’s so much energy to it.” -

"Freddy Hall’s New Album DAZY Shines Through the Darkness"

Virginia native Freddy Hall has recently released his new alternative rock album, DAZY. His first single, “Feed the Fire,” illustrates the main themes of addiction and loss that the album expands on through emotional lyrics and a specific concentration on soulful trumpet sections.

DAZY is the New York-based artist’s third studio album, produced by Anthony “Rocky” Gallo. The album features multiple interesting musical talents: the musical director of the Tony Award-winning musical, Moulin Rouge, aided in arranging horn sections throughout multiple tracks. Also, Freestyle Love Supreme’s Aneesa Folds is featured on the second track, “I’m Not Gonna Take You Back,” along with drummer, Marques Walls.

“I started recording DAZY in the fall of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and staring into the eyes of uncertainty,” Hall said. “All I had in my arsenal were these songs and a lot of hope.”

On the first track on the album, “The Bad Ones,” Hall expresses his inclination to love “the bad ones,” rather than be with someone who would be good for him; this is set to a guitar-driven indie track that focuses on interesting guitar riffs and the melodic tune.

“Something Good” is one of his more popular tracks on the album and is reminiscent of bands like GRITS and St. Paul and The Broken Bones; the jazzier and uplifting trumpets bring such a joyful disposition to this album.

Knowing that the album was written after the loss of Hall’s partner to opioid addiction sheds a certain light on songs like “May Love Follow,” “Beggin’ For,” and the beautiful instrumental finisher to the album, “Dayton St.”

“DAZY is a journey of self-discovery through loss, and is offered as a beacon of hope, especially to the most fragile among us,” Hall said.

Catch Freddy Hall during his handful of tour dates in the DMV, including a November 11 show in Richmond, Virginia. - Alchemical Records

"The NoVA-Based End-Of-Year Releases We’re Looking Forward To This Month"

Dazy by Freddy Hall
This indie/pop singer and songwriter from Lorton—he was a Hayfield High School grad, class of ’03—named Dazy’s final song, “Dayton St.,” after the street he grew up on. He cites The Killers, Beck, and Amy Winehouse as major influences, along with greats like Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. The release party for his third studio album is December 12 at Jammin Java in Vienna. - Northern Virginia Magazine

"Freddy Hall – “Feed the Fire”"

Expanding seamlessly from murky psychedelia into howling rock, “Feed the Fire” is a new track from Freddy Hall. The third single from the New York-based artist’s upcoming album, DAZY, “Feed the Fire” maintains an engrossing pull throughout. Ample tonal variety is apparent in the first minute, with various soundscapes expanding thereafter. The introspective, laid-back verses give off a hypnotic pull, as does the “never be the one that you needed,” bridge; these sections contrast enjoyably with the amped-up feeling of the chorus, in addition to the sweltering guitar solo showcased in the final minute. “Feed the Fire” both excites and lulls, all in cohesively enjoyable form.

Per Hall, the track “explores themes of addiction and loss, while offering hope for people struggling with invisible pain. I made this single’s music video using shadow puppets, as the song was deeply inspired by the spiritual practice of “Shadow Work;” the act of conversing with and honoring our inner demons.” - Obscure Sound

"Freddy Hall – ‘Something Good’"

Brooklyn-based artist Freddy Hall answers lockdown loneliness with determined optimism in upbeat, Motown inspired single, ‘Something Good’.

The first release in anticipation of upcoming album, ‘Dazy’, Hall delights us with a refreshingly retro track arranged for big band in the style of Amy Whinehouse and Motown artists such as Stevie Wonder or The Supremes. Produced by Anthony ‘Rocky’ Gallo (John Legend, Cigarettes After Sex, Gavin DeGraw) and featuring the wonderful horns arrangement of Broadway director Cian McCarthy (Moulin Rouge, The Book of Mormon), ’Something Good’ takes a stand against what Hall describes as the ‘loneliness epidemic’.

The bright, upbeat arrangement is counterpointed by Hall’s dreamy indie vocals, and honest lyrics:

“I don’t need much, I just want something good. I’ve been on my own for way too long, and well, something good might stay, yeah, something good might change how I’m feeling now.”

The arrangement is a really interesting blend of 70s soul and indie pop, and it’s refreshing to hear a recording with so many live elements – all the parts are recorded by live players. McCarthy has arranged the horns masterfully, adding wonderful texture, depth and dynamics to the track with bouncing counterpoints and filling the gaps with joyful bursts of melody. Gallo’s production is also top-notch, with a crisp and clear mix that jumps out of the speakers, and the nice additions of crowd ambience add to the message of the song – by adding an atmosphere of live performance, one thing we’ve all been missing throughout the pandemic.

Of all the artistic responses to Covid we’ve seen this year, this one stands out. While many have fully embraced themes such as the ticking clock and boredom, our powerlessness in the face of the situation or the loneliness of isolation, this track boldly antithesises these simultaneously acknowledging them in a tasteful way. The song is about the innate human need to socialise and connect with others.

On the release, Hall says:

“This song has been swirling in my head for many years now but I didn’t know exactly where to take it. I revisited it a few months into isolation and everything just poured out. […] This track has a fun sound juxtaposed with a serious, at times too-honest, and very relateble theme. At the end of the day, don’t we all just want ‘Something Good’?”

The track is also accompanied by a charming stop-motion music lyric video featuring magazine cutout lyrics and a lego concert: - Indie Gems

"FREDDY HALL – “SOMETHING GOOD” Loneliness just got a funky, happy makeover."

Freddy Hall is tired of being lonely. And with an upbeat, funky tune, he’s here to turn that gloomy feeling into an anthemic, danceable song perfect for what is (hopefully) the end of the pandemic.

As the melody begins, the background noise of a crowded bar floats under the horn and drums. With a quiet, intimate vocal line, the joy already creeps in. As the vocals and instruments pass quick 16th note rhythmic patterns, the drums pick up a bit and claps peek in on the offbeat.

“I don’t need much, just something good,” he virtually croons. “I’ve been on my own for way too long,” the chorus continues. Buoyant horns and a tasteful sprinkle of keys perk up even the hyper-honest lyrics.

While “Something Good” might be Freddy Hall’s first single from his upcoming album, he’s no newcomer. He’s played for numerous Tony Award-winning Broadway shows. And the horn section is arranged by his friend and Broadway Director, Cian McCarthy.

Beyond Broadway, the song draws heavily on a ’70s Soul influence. Swelling chords and backing vocals might be the obvious tropes, but even the main melody reflects his varied musical career.

Happily get lonely with Freddy Hall and his “Something Good”.

Watch the lyric video below. - Unxigned

"Freddy Hall is Looking for, “Something Good” to Change"

Freddy Hall is a Northern Virginia based artist that has recently come to our attention. He fuses compelling lyrics with anthemic melodies and groovy music. Freddy has shared the stage with musical icons such as Carole King, Duncan Sheik and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. He has played for many Tony Award winning Broadway shows, and his music has been featured on Disney+, This American Life, and a long list of podcasts and independent movies. Freddy is putting the finishing touches on his new album, Dazy, which will bloom this fall.

His newest track is called, “Something Good” and the video has some really unique qualities. It features everything from dancing raisins to lyrics from magazine cut outs. You can hear that groovy vibe that Freddy has mastered in this song, as the instrumental portion almost reminds us of a Bruno Mars track. We love the energy this track brings, and we know you will too. Check out the video below. - The Alchemist

"Freddy Hall's 'Nothing In The Open' Is Perfect For Your Summer Soundtrack"

BEAUTIFUL on Broadway's guitarist Freddy Hall has the summer soundtrack album you've been waiting for! Freddy Hall combines smooth sounds, stunning vocals, and melodic instrumentals to make 'Nothing In The Open' the perfect debut album. The album features two hit singles, 'Nothing In The Open' and 'Still I'd Try My Best For You'.

Watch Freddy's new tasteful and nostalgic lyric video for the tile track 'Nothing In The Open' below.

Hall launched his career as a professional guitarist on the Tony Award winning play, 'Spring Awakening'. From there, he shaped his new album, 'Nothing In The Open'. The album's soulful songs focus on rediscovering love, coping with loss, and hurdling the obstacles of being addicted to an addict. Hall and 'Nothing In The Open' are prominent voices for the LGBTQ community as the album offers a strong sense of relief for those who have or may be confronting difficulties about their true identities.

If you aren't able to catch him on the BEAUTIFUL stage Freddy will also be performing at Shakespeare in the Park all summer long! For upcoming tour-dates and more, follow Freddy on Instagram and Twitter. - iHeart Radio

"Jheri Curls and Dreams"

When I was 11 years old I met a goofy-looking kid named Freddy Hall. When I say goofy I don’t mean it negatively. He was simply the only kid I’ve ever met that had a natural Jheri curl that only existed on the top of his head. Ironically enough, it would be these natural curls that were the first to call it quits — the top of head now shines in a bald glow under the sun.
We bonded over our unique sense of humor (which included his penchant for telling girls I liked them while I was standing right next to him), our musical taste, and most of all, our desire to be artists one day. We would spend hours in the summer avoiding the northern Virginia heat by air-jamming in his basement to ‘90s alt-rock. Neither of us played an instrument at the time, but he was the best air-guitarist I’ve ever met, and likewise, I was the best air-drummer he knew.
Freddy wanted to be a great musician one day, and I wanted to be a great writer. We lost touch after I moved to Georgia, though we maintained our passions in various ways. After reconnecting more than a decade later, having not spoken since our pre-teen days, it was astonishing to see that our summer-afternoon musings had somehow remained.
Freddy had trekked his way to Broadway — the real Broadway in New York City. He found his niche as a guitarist for various Broadway shows, all the while saving up to hit the studio to record his own music while living in Brooklyn.
A week ago, Freddy — better known by more than just his first name on the East Coast — dropped his second album, titled “Nothing in the Open,” to favorable reviews.
After downloading his newest musical creation on iTunes, I peered over the ominous black and white album cover that had his bald head, tight lips and tight eyes looking back at me. While he’s moved on from his Jheri curl days and into a life as a professional musician, I laughed at how far we’ve come from those days in his basement.
Nostalgia hit me, and continued to do so as I listened to each track, one of which was titled “Riverbugs,” in which he sings of the Potomac River near where we both once lived. I thought back to the days of our youth and wondered how we somehow knew then what we wanted. While I was lost in the reverie of his lyrical prowess and catchy melodies, I brought myself back to the present, and thought about the Gunnison High School (GHS) seniors who are about to graduate.
I reminisced to when Luke Tovar sprinted down the sideline for a touchdown against Kent Denver nearly fours years ago. It was the first game of the season, and when the then-sophomore crossed into the endzone he flashed his infectious grin — one that would become his trademark.
I thought back to the time I wrote a story about siblings on the basketball team three-and-a-half-years ago. Jarren Howard, then a sophomore, was bashful as she nervously tried to find words for my questions.
I remembered the first time I met Josh Wallin — before he and his hair became “Most Likely to Appear on the Cover of ‘People.’” He was quiet, even shy, as the eager understudy to his brother on the football field. The then-sophomore’s uniform was typically clean from a stint on the sidelines, and he was much shorter then too (like his hair).
While Tovar is still flashing that same grin, Howard has found her words, and Wallin his humor, I wondered what their dreams — as well as those of other GHS athletes — were.
As if on cue, Freddy sang out “I know you think dreaming is for fools, but I’ll try my best for you,” over my speakers, and I laughed at the coincidence — or was it?
I thought of the things I’d tell young Bobby given the chance, and I thought of the things I tell graduating seniors even now. What I’ve concluded is that while dreaming is sometimes considered foolish — given that it is just a thought — it can become a reality if you decide for it to be.
While Freddy and I took various paths to get to our genres of art, and lost or gained hair in the process, it started as simply as a dream. But the dream became words, and the words became action.
So, if I were to leave GHS graduates with any parting words, I’d say: Dream big — because all great things start simply.
Now, enjoy tossing your hats up in the air Sunday, take a million selfies for Instagram, and get to work making those dreams a reality. - Gunnison Times

"Indie-Popsters with Theatrical Flair SKY-PONY to Perform at NYC's Mercury Lounge"

On Saturday May 7, Brooklyn band Sky-Pony will hit the stage at NYC's Mercury Lounge. Freddy Hall & The Best Intentions will open. The recent few months have been busy for Sky-Pony, an indie-pop combo with theatrical roots. They released their debut LP Beautiful Monster on Knitting Factory Records in December, to glowing reviews. In February and March they premiered their rock-theater hybrid piece The Wildness, presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company. That too received strong reviews, and the show has recently been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.

Sky-Pony has built a cult following for its lush, lyrical, often cheeky indie-pop with a healthy dose of theatrics. Led by Tony nominee Lauren Worsham (Gentleman's Guide to Love and Mirder) and her husband, Obie winning songwriter Kyle Jarrow (bookwriter for upcoming The SpongeBob Musical) they have been called "tight, fierce and hilarious" by The Wall Street Journal and "indie pop aces" by The New York Times. The band also includes the talents of David Blasher on cello, Eric Day on bass, Perry Silver on drums, Kevin Wunderlich on guitar, Kristin Piacentile and Jessi Suzuki on backing vocals. More info at

Join Sky-Pony on Saturday May 7 at Mercury Lounge, located at 217 E Houston Street, NYC. Tickets are only $10 and are available at Doors open at 7:30, opener Freddy Hall & the Best Intentions hits the stage at 8 and Sky-Pony goes on at 9pm.

Freddy Hall & The Best Intentions serve up folky pop with delicate human stories with a joyful voice. Virginia native Freddy Hall set up camp in the bohemian avenues of Brooklyn, New York and in just under two years made a name for himself as a professional musician playing guitar for many Broadway and touring Broadway shows where he met the other members of his band, The Best Intentions. During their downtime on and off the road, they crafted the songs of Freddy, and in 2012, teamed up with producer Anthony 'Rocky' Gallo to created their debut album "Wander Years," which was a notable pick for Performer Magazine, stating that "Freddy showcases his narrative skills with great success. They are currently working on their followup to "Wander Years" and will release it in Summer 2016. - Broadway World

""Freddy is a young, humble songwriter with a zen attitude to music""

Freddy is a young, humble songwriter with a Zen attitude to music. He’s equally capable of a an acoustic folk-rock Dave Matthews-like tune, and then turn the song inside out and bring in some audial pyrotechnics. Freddy’s guitar is versatile, between ripping up chords and being poignant on acoustic, changing moods within a song. He sports a clever use of words and lyrics, and a bit entertaining with the stage banter. - Radio Crystal Blue

"Battleships, Freddy Hall, Dum Dum Girls and a Side of Orzo and Cauliflower Gravy"

HOLD LOVE... "has moments where everything seems to be clicking and ticking in unison" - Write-Click-Cook-Listen


Dazy - 2021

Nothing in the Open - 2017

Wander Years - 2012



Award winning Singer-Songwriter Freddy Hall, deemed “a true artist of the human condition” by Performer Magazine, crafts songs about life, love, and everything in between. This funky-folk feeler mixes the sonic and anthemic elements of monumental artists like The Killers, Beck and Amy  Winehouse as well as the sophistication of songwriting greats like Paul Simon and Joni  Mitchell.  

A Virginia native, Freddy set up camp in Brooklyn in the fall 2008 after graduating with  esteem from Berklee College of Music, in Boston MA. He quickly made a name for  himself touring with Duncan Sheik’s Tony award winning musical Spring Awakening

Freddy has worked with songwriting giants like Carole King, Green Day’s Billie Joe  Armstrong, and Vanessa Carlton. His musicianship has been featured on Disney+, This  American LifeBillboard, and as a staff favorite of Performer Magazine

Freddy comes alive when he steps on stage. His ability to connect with his audience has launched him into venues of all shapes and sizes. From Lincoln Center, to makeshift  stages in living rooms, his engaging and energetic performances have earned him a  diverse and dedicated fan base. 

In 2021 Freddy teamed up with producer Anthony “Rocky” Gallo (John Legend,  Cigarettes After Sex) to record his third studio album DazyDazy is a musical evolution for Hall; expanding on his storytelling capabilities and passion-pop, all the while experimenting with new structures, themes, grooves and sounds. 

Winner of the 2023 WAMMIE Award for Best Folk Song 

Finalist for 2022 The Great American Songwriting Competition

Semi-Finalist for the 2021 International Songwriting Competition.

“A true artist of the human condition” by Performer Magazine 

"Smooth sounds and stunning vocals" - iHeart Radio 

"Lyrical prowess and catchy melodies" - Gunnison Times 

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