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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: December 31, 1973    

Neil C Young is an extremely gifted guitarist who is beginning to establish his unique talent as a performer and composer both in Britain, and more recently in North America. In a contemporary musical climate which is often overcrowded with an eclectic range of guitar styles, Neil not only acknowledges these various influences, which includes bossa nova, bebop and blues, but also displays an in-depth knowledge of performance and composition, which were key to his studies at Birmingham Conservatoire. His performance and playing delights in playful, fresh and beautiful harmonic interpretations of both standards, and original compositions...
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Awards

VIP reference for Carlos Juan Amplification (Germany) Voted no.1 in June 2006 by visitors to Jazzworldquest.com; Shortlisted for International songwriting competition 2006; Artist at the 2006 Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival; Honourable Mention from the Canary Islands International Songwriting Competiton 2006

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Featured recording “My Crazy Pony”

Latest Release

My Crazy Pony

Ence (2006)

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'Trio produced wonderful music' Guitarist Neil C. Young comes from a family of musicians. He was a student of Viola at Birmingham Conservatoire before changing his first instrument to Guitar. At the Bridge, Burnley, he was joined by his brother, Richard, on Drums and Alex Berry on Bass Guitar. They provide the rhythm for The Earlies band. Neil began on his Guitar, acoustic in build, incorporating pick-ups for the sound system, dense chords flowing quite aggresively in funky rhythms.

The second number was quiet, perhaps in the style of Tal Farlow, developing an Afro-Cuban beat with the drummer on the rim...

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Westone Session II, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Takemine Nylon String and Taylor Acoustic Guitars. Mesa Boogie and Carlos Juan Amplification. Jim Dunlop Stunny plectrums
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