Influences: Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Small Faces, Motown And Rhythm & Blues Acts, Soul, Early Rock & Roll
2017 - Resident Solo Guitar Vocals at Butlins, Bognor Regis in 50s/60s style Diner
2017- Guitar/Vocals at The Cavern in Liverpool with resident band: The Shakers
2016-Acoustic 'Wandering' Guitar/Vocalist at Riverside Holiday Park, Bognor Regis
2016- Solo guitar/Vocals in bars and clubs across West Sussex
2016-Rhythm Guitar/Vocals in 60s bands, The Southbeat Beatles and The Rapiers in theatres, holiday resorts and social clubs across U.K
2016-Fronting Johnny Kidd and The Pirates tribute with Nick Simper on Bass (ex-Deep Purple/Johnny Kidd and The Pirates)
2015-Solo guitar/Vocals at the opening of a new Butlins venue in Minehead for a private Entertainment Department function
2015-Rhythm guitarist in theatre show "Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans"
2013-2015- Solo guitar/Vocals at public venues, private parties and charity events around the country, particularly on the South Coast, including a marathon 12 hour event without repeating any songs/numbers without the use of backing tracks.
2013-2015-Hosting and Solo Guitar/Vocals at Cambridgeshire "Moosic" Festival
2012-2019 I am a member of "Southbeat", performing as a tribute to the music of The Beatles. I sing and play the musical parts (Rhythm Guitar) of John Lennon. The band concentrates specifically on musical accuracy, using authentic Rickenbacker/Hofner/Gretsch guitars
1993-2019 I am a member of The Rapiers, playing rhythm guitar, playing music from the early 1960s. We have toured theatres and venues nationally and internationally, both in our own right and backing original artists, including Billy J. Kramer, Screaming Lord Sutch, John Leyton, Mike Sarne and even backed Cliff Richard in a short appearance at a charity function. We appear as The Shadows in the international touring theatre show, "A Tribute To Cliff Richard and The Shadows."
1990s-2015- Solo guitar/vocals (acoustic) at many Retirement Homes around the country, playing music from 1910-1965
2010- Solo guitar/vocals (acoustic) for Butlins management conference in Liverpool playing purely Beatles and 'Merseybeat' hits
2008- Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals for in support act (Fabienne Delsol) on Dandy Warhols tour in UK
2007- Session Rhythm Guitarist at Toerag Studios for Fabienne Delsol CD "Between You And Me"
2004 -Session Rhythm Guitarist at Toerag Studios for Fabienne Delsol CD "No Time For Sorrows"
1991-1993- Guitar vocalist in House Bands at 'Jaks' at Butlins, Bognor Regis, playing music from 1960s-1993
I have also played lead and rhythm guitar in function bands, playing for Butlins , playing music from the 1960s to the present day
"Neil's Open Mic" Nights: Hosting open mic nights for individuals and bands. This involved opening and closing the night with a short guitar/vocal set and introducing guest performers (music/comedy/poetry) who wished to perform. On nights with fewer guests, I would play and sing; Sussex, Cambs, Essex, UK
As a solo artist I have played many pubs, clubs and festivals, Masonic nights and hosted Open Mic nights across the country
Prior to this I was a Butlins Redcoat/Entertainer and "Wandering " Guitar/Vocalist for 7 years.