Hey, I'm Neil. This is going to be really simple. I want to pack a room (any size) with people who want to jump and sweat and swoon and laugh and cry and scream and fall in love with the sound of a dream.
I want to take music back to just getting friends together, having some drinks and putting their hearts out in the open for everyone to see.
1. My friend got a guitar in Grade 7.
2. He let me play it a bit on the bus rde to school.
3. I fell deeply in love with the act of making music.
4. I got a guitar.
5. I got a few more guitars.
6. I got a pen and a pad of paper.
7. Wash, rinse, repeat.
I'm like Travis Bickle... Anywhere, any time, any place.
Bands/performers influences: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, Against Me, Mike Ness/Social Distortion, Brian Fallon/The Gaslight Anthem, Bob Dylan, Green Day, Ben Nichols/Lucero. Oh, and Pussycat Dolls... big time.
Writing influences: sunshine, california, highways, old cars, pretty girls, summer, lonliness, heartbreak, fear, time, failure, hope
cheap Strat copy electric guitar with a Seymour Duncan invader in the bridge position, with a single volume control. A Jay Turser acoustic/electric guitar. An 20+ year old Yamaha acoustic guitar. A Traynor DynaGain 60 watt guitar amp. A Randall 30 Cube guitar amp. A Mark Hoppus Signature bass guitar. A Fender Bassman 60 watt bass amp. A crappy voice.
And honestly, it means the world to me that you're reading this/are here/might be listening to these songs. They're all I know and all I've got.