Daryl Hall lets his hair down at SXSW

The veteran singer plays Hall & Oates and solo material

A jovial, relaxed Daryl Hall performed lively a set at SXSW tonight (March 12) spanning the more than three decades of his career.

In addition to his own solo material, Hall played several classic Hall & Oates tunes including ‘Sara Smile’ and a reggae version of ‘Maneater’, which is the way he said his songwriting partner John Oates had originally intended the song to be played.

“It’s nice to be here in Austin – it’s been way too long,” he told the sizeable crowd that had convened to hear him play at the Lone Star Lounge inside the Austin Convention Center.

Hall, who was backed by a full band, also performed his solo song ‘Cab Driver’, which he told the crowd came to him while waiting for a cab near his second home in London.

Making himself at home on the stage, he quipped, “It’s my house and I can do whatever the fuck I want.”

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