Royal Family Ball @ Terminal 5, October 2
Last Saturday night saw New York City’s Terminal 5 play host to the 3rd annual Royal Family Ball presented by Royal Family Records. With a huge sound and a stage that was bursting at the seams, fans were able to partake of a rotating set of jazz and hip-hop artists that included the members of Soulive, Lettuce, The Shady Horns, Nigel Hall, Talib Kweli and John Scofield.
Highlights included tracks from Soulive’s homage to the Beatles, Rubber Soulive, with Come Together, Something, Eleanor Rigby and I Want You (She’s So Heavy). A surprise appearance by Warren Haynes sealed the night for most, as he traded verses with Nigel Hall and blistering guitar licks with John Scofield on Born Under a Bad Sign.
Nigel Hall Setlist:
Intro – Hang It Up, Wait Till I Get Home, Too Sweet, Never Know, Gimme A Sign, Baby I Do Love You, Never Gonna Let You Go
Intro, Blast Off, Sam Huff, Last Suppitt, King of the Bergs, Move Somethin w/ Talib Kweli, The Blast w/ Talib Kweli, Get By w/ Talib Kweli, Break Out, Relax, The Flu w/ John Scofield, Move On Up w/ John Scofield, Makin My Way Back Home
Come Together, Something, Eleanor Rigby, I Want You, El Ron, What You See Is What You Get w/ John Scofield, Hottentot – w/ John Scofield, Born Under a Bad Sign w/ John Scofield, Warren Haynes, Do The 2, Too Much
Encore: James Brown Medley w/ John Scofield
[Setlists courtesy of jambands.com]
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