Art Neville Bio: He was an American singer, songwriter, and keyboardist. Neville was a part of one of the notable musical families of New Orleans, the Neville Brothers.
He was a founding member of The Meters, whose musical style represents New Orleans funk.
Art Neville Bio
|Wiki / Biography|
|Real name||Arthur Lanon Neville|
|Birth Date||17 December 1937|
|Birth Place||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Death Date||22 July 2019|
|Children||Arthel Neville, Ian Neville|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
He was born on 17 December 1937 and died on 22 July 2019. He has died at the age of 81. Neville won multiple Grammy Awards, including the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, over the course of his more than 50-year career.
He grew up in New Orleans. Neville was the son of Amelia Landry and Arthur Neville Sr. He started on piano and performed with his brothers at an early age.
He was influenced by the R&B styles of James Booker, Bill Doggett, Booker T. Jones, Lloyd Glenn, and Professor Longhair.
In high school, he joined and later led The Hawketts. In 1954 the band recorded “Mardi Gras Mambo” with Neville on vocals.
The song gained popularity and became a New Orleans carnival anthem. The band toured with Larry Williams. Neville performed regularly in New Orleans, joined the U.S. Navy in 1958, and returned to music in 1962.
He released several singles as a lead artist in 1950s and 1960s.
Art Neville Wife, Children, Personal Life
He has married to wife Lorraine and had three children, Arthel, Ian, and Amelia.
Arthel Neville, born from first wife Doris Neville, is a journalist, television personality and news anchor for Fox News.
Ian Neville is a guitar player and a founding member of Dumpstaphunk, a New Orleans-based funk and jam band.
He occasionally performs with The Funky Meters, Slightly Stoopid, and Dr. Klaw.
Art Neville Death and Cause
Arthur Lanon Neville died on 22 July 2019. He has died at the age of 81. No cause of death was provided.
Sad news today:
New Orleans legend Art Neville, founder of the Meters and Neville Brothers, has died at 81.
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) July 22, 2019
Art “Poppa Funk” Neville, the beloved New Orleans keyboardist known as a founding member of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, has died. https://t.co/8gAMUl5AYD #PoppaFunk #ArtNeville pic.twitter.com/qXhAINN5bz
— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) July 22, 2019
This has been a devastating year for New Orleans music—we've lost Dr. John, Dave Bartholomew and now Art Neville. A whole generation is passing away, and along with it a tradition that can't be replaced. pic.twitter.com/022DuCNsVG
— Ted Gioia (@tedgioia) July 22, 2019