Once you hear their deep, soulful voices, you will know right away they are brothers. Aaron and Damion Hall are widely known for their lead and participation in the R&B group, “Guy.” The group also had two other members, Timmy Gatling who left shortly after their first album, and Teddy Riley.
Although the group was created in the late ’80s, Guy was a part of the New Jack Swing era of the ’90s as well. This was evident with the single on the soundtrack of the movie “Juice.”
Born only four years apart, Aaron, the older brother, was born August, 10, 1964 and Damion on June 6, 1968. They were both raised in Bronx, New York they grew up in Brooklyn, where creativity runs rampant.
Damion Hall replaced Gatling in 1988 after his decision to leave after the self-titled album, Guy. That album was released on the Uptown Records label and afforded Damion to go on the tour with the group and another R&B group named New Edition. After about five singles were released, the album went double platinum.
Aaron Hall has mainly been the lead of the group and his vocals have made numerous hits standout such as, “Let’s Chill” and “Piece of my love.” In November 1990, after the group’s second album, Riley became a member of another R&B group named Blackstreet.
The Hall brother’s ventured out to make their own solo careers. Aaron Hall had many hits. In 1993 his single “I Miss You” propelled to number two on the R&B chart and later on the Billboard Hot 100.
Damion Hall made one solo album in 1994 which appeared on the Billboard R&B charts with the single “Satisfy You” with the R&B singer Chante’ Moore.
Guy reunited in 1999 to release their first album in nine years entitled Guy III. The reunion entailed Teddy Riley, Aaron and Damion Hall. Guy also made a reunion album in 2000. Aaron Hall released his most recent album entitled “Adults Only: The Final Album” in July 2005. On January 16, 2011, Aaron and Damion performed without Teddy at BET Honors in Washington DC.