Songs to make
you laugh and
......not necessarily at the same time
Who am I?
Hi. I'm Al Neville, writer of songs to make you laugh and cry...not necessarily at the same time. I play solo, in the bands The Spangles Gang, Storm in a Teacup, The Traveling Tilburys and Déjà Vu , and in duo performances with fellow Spangle Rachel. I'm also very much involved with local charity Redbridge Music Lounge.
I love to play solo gigs around the clubs, pubs and elsewhere. I've written a lot of comedy stuff that seems to go down well, but I'm not rooted in that and I like to contrast with more serious songs. I also enjoy playing in homes and day centres and at events, adding pop songs and sing-alongs into the mix.
AL NEVILLE AND RACHEL EYRES
Rachel and I play together performing songs and tunes on guitar, violin and harmony vocals. Rachel also performs with our good friend Sally Vinson, and on occasions the three of us hook up together too.
THE SPANGLES GANG
I'm delighted to be in the Gang formed by Jerry "Spangles" Fellman, playing our versions of old time, country, folk and bluegrassy songs.
STORM IN A TEACUP
The Teacups play a range of music from around the world. We play at shows, barn dances, weddings and other events.
THE TRAVELING TILBURYS
Arising from the Redbridge Music Lounge comes The Traveling Tilburys, in which I'm proud to be playing songs made famous by The TW's either in that band or in their own right. From George Harrison to Roy Orbison in three easy steps; what's not to like?
Tim Heaslip, Steve Moorby, Steve Hackwell and I are performing as " Déjà Vu" (of course!), doing Crosby Stills & Nash songs. We've been performing since July 2015 and we're around and about, so look out for us.
You can hear some of my music here, or better still come along to my live gigs and say hello.