Neil, no se si seras vos el que lea esto pero bueno lo escribo lo mismo, sos uno de mis bajistas favoritos, de echo el que mejor sono en Whietsnake, he admirado tu trabajo en Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, en 1993 tuve la dicha de verte tocar en Velez En la banda de Brian May y puedo decirte que fue muy emocionante, no soy un buen bajista (Es mas soy mediocre) pero tu has sido una gran influencia sobre mi. Te mando un afectuoso abrazo
Google Translation: Neil, do not know if you will be you who reads this but hey I write the same thing, you’re one of my favorite bass players, in fact the best sono in Whietsnake, I have admired your work in Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, in 1993 had the joy to see you play in the band Velez Brian May and I can tell you it was very exciting, I’m not a good bass player (which is more’m mediocre) but you’ve been a big influence on me. I send you a warm hug.
Thanks Juan! Yes, it’s Neil who looks after this website.
Gracias Juan! Sí, es Neil que se ocupa de este sitio web.
Brilliant site, i have one of your old bass guitars which you kindly donated to David Sumner of guitar aid back in the 80s i think you met up with david and cosie powell at the time , its a while back…. Washburn force 10 with miodified pickups and the Whitesnake case … i bought it to learn on im 48 and still havent picked it up !!!
DEAR NEIL SNAKECHARMER ACCIDENT PRONE SUUUUUUPERB, IVE JUST ORDERED THE CD VIA AMAZON REMINDS ME A BIT OF THE FIRST TIME I HEARD BAD CO- YOU HAVE THAT MAGIC TOUCH, YOUR WORK WITH WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH, GARY MOORE AND MANY MANY OTHERS IS TIMELESS, UNIQUE ROCK MAGIC, THE BEST BASS PLAYER IN HISTORY. I WILL ALSO BE PRE- ORDERING THE PURPLE ALBUM BY WHITESNAKE.
Thanks Tony! Snakecharmer are planning to record a second album this summer, hopefully for release in the autumn/fall.
alreet?,just watched an old YouTube clip of “Don,t break my heart”and it looks like you are playing an Ibanez Roadster it looks blonde,I have the same bass I think but in true violin(their description not mine) it is the same as Phil Lynott played in his later years,just wondering if it is,not that it matters I have had mine since 1981 and it still plays lush.Anyway saw you half a dozen times in the 80,s before Mr .C went glam and still trying to figure out the bass bits,keep playing mate it keeps us alive
hi Neil, I noticed you are a Barefaced bass cabinet user from the BFB website. Just wondered which cabinet(s) you use and your thoughts on the product versus others you have used? Cheers, Chris B in Melbourne, Australia
Hi Chris, I have a Big Twin II and a Big Baby II cabinet.At the moment I tend to use the Big Twin II cab in combination with my Eden preamp/poweramp & cab on large/loud gigs, and the Big Baby II with my ATS LBA-5 amp and C310X1 cab on smaller gigs [website: http://www.atsitaly.it]. I haven’t had the chance to use both Barefaced cabinets together yet, but individually they sound massive and give me the frequencies I have been missing from my sound. Very light and easy to carry too!
Neil, many thanks for your kind and informative reply. I think I’m going to have to give BFB a try!
Hey Neil, Just thought I’d drop you aline from across the pond. Hope to hear some new music from you soon. All the best.
Hi Neil, I was wondering if I sent you some items would you be so kind to autograph them for me I’m a big fan of yours I play bass myself!! I will send them with a self addressed envelope with monies for the return shipping.
Yes, that’s fine. I’ll send you my address privately.
William, I have tried to email you but it has been bounced back. Try emailing me direct on email@example.com
Hi Neil, I sent you a e-mail from my private email to yours did you receive it. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to purchase your Raven albums, will you have a link to purchase any Imports in the near future.?
Sorry, I forgot to reply to your message. I think you are mistaking me for someone else, since I didn’t play with Raven.
It was a pleasure to watch you play at the recent Snakecharmer gig at the ABC in Glasgow however I missed the opportunity to meet you afterwards and get some items signed would it be possible to send these items to you for you to sign for me if that isn’t too much to ask.
Do you give private bass tuition
I do some teaching, including at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, but I live near Oxford, so I guess you would have to be fairly local, or be prepared to travel!
DEAR NEILL JUST BEEN WATCHING THE COZY POWEL PLAQUE UNVEILING AND SPEECHES, LIKE YOURSELF COZY MADE AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MODERN CONTEMPORARY MELODIC ROCK MUSIC ITS GREAT TO SEE SO MANY LEGENDS TOGETHER AS ONE- WOW.
MUCH LOVE AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR NEIL.
Neil if you remember this i will be greatly pleased. back in 2002 when i lived on long island, ny you came to record Tony Martin’s album and you came to the post office where i worked and signed all the albums i had . well it’s years later and i now live in Tennessee and that post office you visited me in now has cost me my eyesight and my hearing. i got injured and the magn’t liedso workers compt so i had to learn how to walk,got divorced and the dr’s here in TN are taking great care of me so if you ever come to Tennessee look me up i owe you a few drinks and thank you for the great music. all my best, Robbie Wise
Hi Robbie! Of course I remember – it was Bobby Rondinelli’s album ‘Our Cross Our Sins’ that Tony Martin sang on. I’m very sorry to hear about your health issues but hopefully things are improving for you. I hardly ever get to the States now, but if I do come to Tennessee I’ll be sure to get in touch. Very best wishes!
Hi Neil just to say I hope things went well at the unveiling I don’t now if you remember me but we gave cozy cab rides on crosscountry trains which he had a great time .
I saw the video of you being interviewed in relation to that Schubert project.
Fantastic insights into being a bass player a musicians and a decent person.
There is this brilliant transcription of your Fool for your lovin line.
Wow just wow. The subtleties in that line still amaze me.
I instantly dug out all that awesome music you performed with Whitesnake.
I never fully realised how much of an influence you have been on my playing style until now.
I have been in funk jazz bands the last few years but have returned to a more rock setting.
You are the blueprint for that perfect injection of soul/funky sensibility into a rock line.
Just a short thanks for your wisdom and insights and your beautiful playing.
And i would love to hear those Bruford rehearsals.