Neil Taylor

United Kingdom // London



Neil Martin Taylor is a British guitarist who grew up in Bristol. As a teenager, he played in local bands before joining “Neon”, featuring Curt Smith (Tears For Fears), Pete Byrne (Naked Eyes) and Rob Fisher (Climie/Fisher). He went on to form “Violent Blue” with bassist Charlie Jones (Page/Plant), later releasing the album “You Gotta Stay Young” with Magnet Records. During this period Neil played guitar with Tears For Fears on the album ‘Songs From The Big Chair’, featuring the famous one take guitar solo on “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. Neil’s involvement with Tears For Fears was long lasting, seeing him play on two world tours and the band’s third album “The Seeds Of Love”. During his career he has recorded and toured with: Robbie Williams, Chris de Burgh, Natalie Imbruglia, Peter Gabriel, Rod Stewart, Morrissey, Tina Turner, The Pretenders, Van Morrison, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Climie Fisher, and more. In 2001, Neil was asked to play guitar on Robbie Williams album “Sing While You’re Winning”. He was then asked back to play on Rob’s album “Escapology” and in 2003 he finally joined the Robbie Williams band and has toured the world several times. Neil has been working on his solo career as an artist and recorded four albums so far which were all co-written with award winning songwriter Steve Torch, who has three Ivor Novello Awards and a BMI award for “Believe” by Cher. The albums to date are – • 2011 “No Self Control” • 2011 “Chasing Butterflies” an acoustic album • 2012 “No God Like Rock ‘n’ Roll” • 2015 “SilverWing” He is currently working on a new band album for release later in the year.

LIVE PERFORMANCES Playing live solo or with his band, Neil is a powerful performer/entertainer and draws on his experience from working with a lot of the greats. He performs from his own repertoire along with some of the hits he was involved in over his 28 year session career. He has supported Chris de Burgh, Midge Ure and Joan Armatrading on their European tours and has played over 200 shows in the past three years solo and with his band. On New Years day 2014, he headlined in Euromaden – Kiev, Ukraine to over 500,000 people.

• Tears For Fears • Robbie Williams • Chris de Burgh • Tina Turner • Morrissey • Peter Gabriel • Rod Stewart • Climie Fisher • The Pretenders • Holly Johnson • Natalie Imbruglia • Paul Young • Van Morrison • James Morrison • Trevor Horn
• Gary Barlow • Martin Page • Jane Wiedlin • Busted • Kylie Minogue • Oleta Adams • Propaganda • The Beloved • Jimmy Nail • Heather Nova • Naked Eyes • Wendy James • Howard Jones • Archive • Johnny Hates Jazz

• Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair (1985) • Red Box – The Circle & The Square (1986) • Climie Fisher – Everything (1987) • Jane Wiedlin – Fur (1988) • Holly Johnson – Blast (1989) • Tina Turner – Foreign Affair (1989) • Morrissey – The Last of the Famous International Playboys (1989) • Tears for Fears – The Seeds of Love (1989) • Easterhouse – Waiting for the Redbird (1989) • Propaganda – 1234 (1990) • Tina Turner – Simply the Best (1991) • Howard Jones – In the Running (1992) • Simon Climie – Soul Inspiration (1992) • The Beloved – Conscience (1993) • Wendy James – Now Ain’t The Time For Your Tears (1993)
• Chris de Burgh – This Way Up (1994) • Heather Nova – Siren (1998) • Robbie Williams – Sing When You’re Winning (2000) • Natalie Imbruglia – White Lilies Island (2001) • Naked Eyes – Everything and More (2001) • Nick Carter – Help Me (2002) • Robbie Williams – Escapology (2003) • Brian McFadden – Real to Me (2004) • Natalie Imbruglia – Counting Down the Days (2005) • Robbie Williams – Intensive Care (2005) • James Morrison – Undiscovered (2006) • Robbie Williams – Rudebox (2006) • Bullets for Angels – From Silver to Blue (2007) • Neil Taylor – No self Control (2011) • Neil Taylor – Chasing Butterflies (2012) • Neil Taylor – No God Like Rock ‘N Roll (2013)

Gwenael has worked with Nina Hagen, Dave Stewart, Avril Lavigne, Christina Stuermer, James Burton. Gwen is also a well established producer and has produced many top 30 artist in Europe and is currently working on a new album with Neil.

Gwenael Damman – Bass
Chuck has worked with Bryan Adams, Elton John, Brian Eno, Cher, Chaka Kahn, Tina Turner, Billy Preston, Roy Orbison, Pet Shop Boys, XTC, Natalie Imbruglia, Tom Jones & Pulp to name a few. Neil met Chuck whilst playing together on Natalie Imbruglia’s album ‘White Lillies Island’ and have remained good friends ever since.

Chuck Sabo – Drums
Neil also plays solo acoustic shows with his original material.


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