Gentlemen Hall

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Gentlemen Hall
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, United States
GenresAlternative, Indie pop
Years active2008–2015
Associated actsYoungblood Hawke, Passion Pit, Imagine Dragons, Tribe Society
Past membersGavin Merlot
Rory Given
Bradford Alderman
Phil Boucher
Seth Hachen
Joe Baer Magnant
Cobi Mike

Gentlemen Hall was an indie pop band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band consisted of Gavin Merlot (lead vocals, guitar), Rory Given (bass guitar), Bradford Alderman (synthesizers), Phil Boucher (drums), and Seth Hachen (flute, piccolo, synthesizers).


Gentlemen Hall (2008–2015)[edit]

Some of Gentlemen Hall's members attended Berklee College of Music, where they were known as “those gentlemen down the hall.”[1]The first radio station to play one of their songs was Boston's WFNX.[1] Boston's 92.9 also played tracks throughout the summer, which helped the band gain attention.[1]

In 2009 MTV awarded them the Video Music Award (VMA) for "Best Breakout Boston Artist." In 2010 the Boston Phoenix named them "Best New Local Act."[2] Two years later in 2012, the magazine would award them "Boston's Best Act".[3] In 2011 the band recorded the EP, "When We All Disappear," with producer Michael Seifert and mixed by Michael Seifert and Tony Maserati, and shortly thereafter began touring in support of their freshman EP. The band made their national television debut when they performed live on the Billboard Awards on the television network ABC on May 22, 2011. Ice cream company Ben and Jerry's has also created a signature smoothie in the band's name, available throughout its Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts locations.[4] The band also garnered two Boston Music Awards in November 2011, for "Pop Rock Artist of the Year" and "Video of the Year" for their song "Close to Me" (Directed by Ethan Goldhammer).[5]

In 2013, the band's song "Sail Into the Sun" was featured in Target and Samsung commercials internationally.[6] The band's music has also been featured in several television programs, including The CW Television Network's 90210 (TV series) and American Broadcasting Company's Pretty Little Liars (TV series)

In September 2014, the band performed at Boston Calling Music Festival.[7]

On April 8, 2015 the band announced via Twitter that they decided to split. They invited fans to follow their core members as the band "Tribe Society". [8] Cobi Mike also launched a solo career, under the moniker Cobi.

Band members[edit]

Past members



  • When We All Disappear (September 20, 2011)
  • Give Us Roots, Give Us Wings (2010)


  • Gentlemen Hall (2009)


  • Sail into the Sun (2013)


  1. ^ a b c Gupta, Nitesh. "Local Spotlight: Gentlemen Hall". Sound of Boston.
  2. ^ Gentlemen Hall > New Act – Boston Music Poll 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
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  4. ^ "The Gentleman Hall Smoothie | Music Center". Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  5. ^ Dropkick Murphys, Moufy, Mean Creek top the list of 2011 Boston Music Awards Winners. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Target Spring Style TV Spot, 'It's Time' Song by Gentlemen Hall". Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  7. ^ Atlas, Zoe. "Hidden Gems: Boston Calling Sunday (September)". Sound of Boston.
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