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 Taylor 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 Taylor also worked on his own career as an artist and recorded two albums: „Bullets For Angels“ with songwriter Steve Torch (who works for artists such as Kylie Minogue and Cher) and his own „No Self Control“ in 2011. He has a record deal with the label Hypertension Music and has recently released an acoustic album „Chasing Butterlies“.
Neil is busy touring Europe doing solo acoustic shows, he is supporting Joan Armatrading in Germany.
Neil made an album under the name „Dogwood“ called „Toothpick’s Pillow“ which was recorded with much respected drummer Jimmy Copley. Neil also has been writting for Lisa Marie Presley.
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