Funky, bluesy, soulful rock. Cyril is a Grammy Award winning vocalist and driving force of one of America’s most treasured bands: The Neville Brothers.
NEW RECORD JUST OUT! Ruf Records recording group, Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB) release their third studio album, “Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions” on May 26th. The album was recorded at the legendary FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and produced by Grammy award winning producer, Tom Hambridge, along with some new talent has created RSB’s best studio effort to date.
Nawlins' favorite son Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet, and one of the last great southern soul singers. In 1970 he released his debut solo single, “Gossip” b/w “Tell Me What’s On Your Mind,” which included backing music by brother Art’s new outfit, the Meters. The Rolling Stones invited the Meters to support the band's World Tour and Mick and Keith wouldn’t have it any other way. “You guys should come on tour with us with Cyril as your singer.” is how it was put to the Meters, who obliged.
Cyril has co-written songs with Bono of U2, Taj Mahal, and Daniel Lanois, to name a few, and was credited by Lanois as the musical catalyst that led to the Neville’s Grammy Award winning record ‘YELLOW MOON.” Cyril is featured on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, plus many more. He has performed all over the world including the infamous Amnesty International tour with U2 and the Police and has sung for Nelson Mandela. Nominated three times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame has claimed Cyril Neville and NOLA to be his new crush. The Royal Southern Brotherhood has been featured in an episode of HBO’s “Sonic Highways” series, an 8-episode show that follows the Foo Fighters as they visit different towns they consider to be musically unique and important.