The Nobility is a humble little rock band based in Nashville, TN. On new album The Mezzanine, The Nobility broadens their musical repertoire with a deeper exploration of narrative lyrics and less conventional arrangements, with orchestrations featuring cello, tuba, saxophone, flute, violin and French horn. The sessions were documented to magnetic 2-inch tape on classic 1970s analog gear at Brian Carter’s Murfreesboro, Tennessee studio.
Legendary saxophonist Jim Hoke (Guster, Billy Joel, Bob Seger) makes an appearance, as do several soon-to-be legendary Middle Tennessee State University music students. While making The Mezzanine band members continued to listen to early Paul McCartney and Kinks records, as they have since they were chubby lads just out of diapers.
In between recording sessions and federal holidays, The Nobility squeezed in five (5) national tours since 2006, performing over 130 concerts everywhere from clubs and universities to libraries and schools. Following The Mezzanine’s Summer 2007 release, The Nobility was profiled by NPR, added to rotation on radio tastemaker WOXY, and showcased at the 2008 SXSW music festival and 2007 CMJ Music Marathon.
Sean Williams is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, Stephen Jerkins dabbles in piano, organ, guitar and backing vocals, Brian Fuzzell plays drums and percussion, and Ben Harper plays bass guitar and backing vocals.