Halemerry is Jacksonville's extremely diverse hard-rocking band made up of Neal Hale - drums, Kelley Warren Hale -.vocals, Josh Ellis - guitar, and Ong - bass and vocals. Neal Hale is endorsed by DMR Custom Drums (dmrcustomdrums.com ) and published in the July 2013 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. He is also the founding member of HALEMERRY. Neal Hale is a master showman as well as the band's songwriter. Neal started playing drums at 2 1/2 when he received an Animal Muppet drum set for Christmas. Neal has since learned to play keyboards, guitar and write songs. His love for music is impossible to put into words.His music is his constant thoughts,..his peaceful inspiration, and cheap therapy. In addition to Neal Hale - you have the lead singer, Kelley Warren Hale - a phenomenal singer and front person - HER presence and voice are so extremely pleasing to the ears and eyes.
Her voice is the velvet-coated leather that manages to shine through the hard-hitting drums and bass lines. Gotta see her LIVE!
Then there is 'baby sponge' aka Josh Ellis. The perfect fit for our guitar guru as he is very young and the best protege' ever. Josh is not a classically-trained guitarist...yet he has classically-trained abilities and he knows how to own any stage. He's a natural talent that few can emulate. We love his ideas, input, enthusiasm...and absolute dedication to his craft. Ong our newest member of Halemerry ....is a truly talented individual.His flea-like slapping of the bass and his vocal range include some hard-hitting screams....or mind melting vocals - meld well with what this band offers and represents. Ong is a multi-instrumentalist who is very good at singing, screaming, playing guitar and ,,,,,drum roll please.....DRUMS. Oh and to the other Artists who have commented on our sound...THANK you for the Coal Chamber reference...it doesn't get much better than that! Awesome Band...glad that was the first thing you thought of when you heard US!! Love it!
This is HALEMERRY and we thank you for your interest. Hit us up on FB or Reverbnation....we look forward to meeting all of you.