Category 1977

The Nelville Brothers

The Nelville Brothers

The Neville Brothers is an American R&B/soul/funk group, formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Neville Brothers
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres R&B, soul, funk
Years active 1977–present
Labels Capitol, Black Top, A&M, EMI, Columbia, Back Porch
Members Art Neville
Charles Neville
Aaron Neville
Cyril Neville
Ivan Neville


The group notion started in 1976, when the four brothers of the Neville family, Art (born 1937), Charles (b. 1938), Aaron (b. 1941), and Cyril (b. 1948) got together to take part in the recording session of The Wild Tchoupitoulas, a Mardi Gras Indian group led by their uncle, George Landry (“Big Chief Jolly”).

Art Neville reached out to Paul Howrilla (personal manager for Dr...

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