New York, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2009
When brothers Tyler, Justin and Spencer Hall open their eyes and begin to sing on their debut music video, the world is as bright as a warm summer day in Central Park in the heart of New York City. The sound is as fresh and full of heartfelt joy as these three incredibly talented young boys can muster. The Hall Brothers have arrived with the their first music video; an inspiring, heartfelt ode which speaks to the beauty and innocence of childhood dreams and the desire, no matter how small, to make a difference in the world.
The music for "When I Close My Eyes" (lyrics by Jim Papoulis) was co-produced and engineered by Grammy winner Michael Tudor. The New York based Tudor, who won a Grammy for the recording of "Spring Awakening The Musical", was impressed with Tyler, Justin and Spencer for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was their professionalism and overall talent.
"As musicians and artists, the boys seemed really focused and dedicated to their craft," Tudor said. "They support each other, believe in what they were doing and show exceptional poise, confidence and raw ability for their age."
'When I Close My Eyes' is a gorgeous song full of unadulterated joy, optimism and life. It calls out for harmonies and, in this version, all three boys deliver with sheer utter enthusiasm and self confidence. The music is a refreshing change and stands out for its ability to inspire. Papoulis has been quoted as saying of the song: "The song preaches for all to embrace the joy of children and revel in the magic of childhood. Hope lives within the spirit of a child and this is what needs to be embraced, nurtured and honored."
Photographed in and around Central Park, the music video was a labor of love for all involved: Executive producer Becky Phillips, Director Amira Moodie, Editor Zachary Brunner, Cinematographer Steve Gatti, vocal coach Hannah Reinmann (who plays piano on the three minute piece), Tudor and Lance Theobald who served as choreographer for dance and movement.
"The boys really get to show off their personality," says Director Amira Moodie, a senior at the School of Visual Arts who has worked on a number of videos and short films. "We showed them as they are; full of confidence, as spirited kids, brothers with passion and love for one another and pride in themselves."
"It was a great crew to work with," said Phillips. "There were three long days, with long hours but the Hall Brothers were fantastic, stayed energetic and were extremely sweet. They are just the ultimate professionals."
Gatti has won a prestigious Dusty Award for work on a piece he shot for New York School of Visual Arts. He too was impressed with the professionalism displayed by the Hall Brothers. "They are extremely talented for their age," said Gatti. "They were very on point with their performance and I think we hit the nail on the head with how it turned out."
Tudor said there have been many seasoned adult performers that were uncomfortable in the studio, but that The Hall Brothers showed poise and professionalism beyond their years. "If they keep up this good work, they definitely are on the road and have the talent to have long careers in this business."
The Hall Brothers have been singing and acting since they were small children. Tyler (12), Justin (11) and Spencer (8) have performed in countless films, plays and concerts but this marks their first music video. Justin is one of the young stars in the national touring production of Disney's Mary Poppins. Tyler's film, "Schrodingers' Cat, directed by Andre Lyon, has been entered in several top film festivals including the recent L.A. Short Fest, and is being considered for Sundance next January.
And Spencer, the youngest, was recently named an "icon of the future" by Black Book magazine for his uncanny portrayal of Truman Capote in "Truman Capote Interviews Marlon Brando. Several respected musicians, including D. Scott Ferguson, Assistant Conductor and First Keyboards for the National Tour of Mary Poppins and Phyllis Speirs, well regarded soloist of Opera, Oratorio and Recitals, have said Spencer possesses a "million dollar" voice.
"When I Close My Eyes" is posted on The Hall Brothers website (http://www.thehallbrothers.com), their Facebook profiles and on YouTube. For more information on Tyler, Justin and Spencer Hall, visit their website or contact Howard Ruben PR.