Cyril Neville and Tribe 13
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CYRIL NEVILLE “The gumbo has spilled into the chili” by Cyril Neville
Lead and Background Vocal, Drums, and Percussion

One of the four Neville Brothers, Cyril Neville was the youngest, born on October 10, 1948, in New Orleans, LA. 1970 saw the release of Cyril's debut solo single, "Gossip" b/w "Tell Me What's On Your Mind," which included backing music by brother Art's new outfit, the Meters. Soul Machine relocated to Nashville, then New York, but both moves failed to help put the group over the top. It just so happened at this time that the Meters were looking to expand their lineup, and asked Cyril to join in on vocals and congas -- contributing to such albums as 1972's Cabbage Alley and 1975's Fire on the Bayou, while the Meters opened up for the Rolling Stones during a sold-out 1974 U.S. tour.

Just as the Meters splintered in 1976, Cyril became enraptured with reggae music (thanks to Bob Marley's landmark Natty Dread album), as all four Neville siblings formed the Neville Brothers group, issuing numerous subsequent recordings. In addition to his work with the Neville Brothers, Cyril has formed other bands over the years, including the Endangered Species Band in 1983 and the Uptown Allstars Band, while he also found time to launch his own record label, Endangered Species. Cyril also founded the New Orleans Musicians Organized (NOMO), which helps musicians who need business advice with their careers. Cyril Neville has issued several solo albums on his own over the years, including 1995's The Fire This Time, and a pair in 2000, New Orleans Cookin' and Soulo. Plus he has guested on various other artist's recordings over the years, including albums by Edie Brickell, Jimmy Buffett, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, and Willie Nelson, among others. Cyril Neville now resides in Austin Texas and “the chili has spilled into the gumbo” with Cyril Neville and TRIBE 13.
Cyril Neville named musician of the year 2005 in Austin Texas. And the Neville brothers received a life time achievement award for “Thank You Sister Rosa” March 2nd 2006 from the NAACP.

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Gaynielle Neville

Gaynielle is a talented singer, songwriter, playwright and poet. Gaynielle is Cyril’s business partner, wife and best friend, to whom he credits with saving his life when Gaynielle introduced Cyril to Bob Marley’s music. Which has been a powerful influence in Tribe 13’s funked up groove, adding 2nd line reggae to the gumbo/chili. Gaynielle is an integral part of Tribe 13, and was a member of the singing group, Diamonds, who not only backed up the Uptown Allstars, but have their own album on Endangered Species Records. Gaynielle wrote the play “Why Do You Wanna Kill Your Brother” in response to youth violence in New Orleans, and produced it in NO using at-risk kids as actors.
She is currently also working on a women’s poetry project with Nikki Giovanni, among others.

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Courtney Audain
Bass Guitar, Percussion and Background Vocal
Now a US citizen, Courtney emigrated from Trinidad to New York in 1979. He followed the music to Austin, Texas in 1981, where he joined the popular reggae band Pressure. When the group disbanded in 1988, Audain joined the r & b soul band TRIK TRAX before recording and performing with Chris Thomas King.
Next Courtney became the bass player for Austin’s popular group Timbuk 3, who shot into the national spotlight with the hit “The Future’s Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades”). After recording four albums, national appearance on the Conan O’Brian Show and five years of writing and touring with Timbuk 3 the group disbanded in 1995. Courtney spent the next few years producing, recording and performing with the internationally renowned group The Killer Bees. In early 2001 Courtney played bass and percussion with the legendary rhythm section Double Trouble and a star studded lineup on Austin City Limits. Courtney has also performed with Peter Rowan, Kurt Nuemann (of The Bodeans), Ian Moore, Charlie Sexton, Root 1, Papa Mali and the Instigators, Vernon Reed and numerous popular Austin musicians and bands. Courtney has recently recorded with Los Super 7 (Living on the X), Shannon McNally (Geronimo).
Courtney Audain is endorsed by RKS Guitars and Mountain Rhythm Percussion.
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Norman Caesar
Lead and Background Vocal and Keyboards

Out of the first family of funk came a group called the Def Generation formed in 1989. The Caesar brothers are the keepers of the uptown funk. They grew up in the church singing in the choir and marching in the bands. The Caesar brothers have work with George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Tina Marie, Franky Beverly and Maze to name a few. You’re in for a party and a lot of New Orleans traditional