The Hall Effect exploded onto the Colombian rock scene in 2006. A four piece indie band, their compelling fusion of rocking riffs and sonic inventiveness, soon gained a fervent following amongst fans and key media.
The Hall Effect are:
Oscar – vocals
Charry – guitar
Douglas – bass
Andres – drums
The band, who sings in English, released their debut album, ‘Aim at Me’, in 2007, on their own independent label. The singles, ‘Become’, ‘Aim At Me’, ‘Unpure’ and ‘Trip Dog’ were heavily rotated at radio. MTV was an early supporter of The Hall Effect with the result that the video for ‘Aim At Me’ reached the number 1 spot in Latin America. Because of that although they sing in english, MTV nominated them in 2007 as BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST.
The Hall Effect are widely hailed as an excellent live rock act, and it was no great surprise that they were asked to support international superstars Muse, Wolfmother, Franz Ferdinand and Gwen Stefani.
The band have won numerous awards, "best rock band", "best album", "best video", among many others....
The Hall Effect have international ambitions which has brought them to London, Paris, New York and many more cities around the world. During 2009 they worked with Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera on their international debut album "The Hall Effect". On 2010 they did their first European tour, supporting Fiction Plane, ten cities in France and one in Spain. They also won that same year The Sennheiser “Hear I Am” Contest, among bands from Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.
Phil Manzanera: “For the last 20 years I’ve been producing the cream of rock artists from Spain and South America, and so when I heard The Hall Effect I knew that they had something special. The fact that they sing in English, have great songs, and are brilliant musicians, made this project an exciting challenge. And of course there is the fact that they are from Colombia, myself being half Colombian!”