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Van Hunt: Edgier and Funkier

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Van Hunt: Edgier and Funkier

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Set List

  • "Hot Stage Lights"
  • "Dust"
  • "Seconds of Pleasure"
  • "Being a Girl"

Van Hunt's take on soul, R&B, blues and rock has won the Ohio-born singer a Grammy nomination, as well as spots touring with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Coldplay and The Roots. For a singer who just released his second album (On the Jungle Floor), that's an impressive accomplishment.

After relocating from Dayton, Ohio, to Atlanta — where he wrote for and produced many contemporary soul artists — he decided in 2003 to focus on his own singing career, releasing his self-titled debut the next year. After multiple tours, he headed back to the studio to reinvent his sound: Although he'd been lauded for the silky R&B of his fine debut, he opted to dig deeper into the music that influenced him. The result is On The Jungle Floor: Edgier and funkier, the disc showcases Hunt's growth into a more confident, charismatic songwriter and performer.

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