Born: December 31, 1973
Navigating musical highways with melodic flair and harmonious finesse whilst keeping live performance as alive as possible, UK-based fusion guitarist Neil C Young has established himself as a composer, arranger, and musician on both the British scene and international stage.
Praised for his cool, melodic and harmonic sophistication yet maintain a feel good instrumental format, Neil has worked with the likes of – Nick Blacka (Go Go Penguin), Nathan Bray (Guy Barker); Anton Hunter (Beats and Pieces, Sloth Racket, Ripshaw Catfish), Soweto Kinch; Wendy Kirkland (Piano Divas) Gary Boyle (Isotope, Soft Machine); Steve Tromans (Indo Jazz Fusions, Dan Nicholls, Alison Symons)
Initial ballot entry for Grammy awards - 2011, 2012 and 2014
Commercial success in India with featured track on Goa Chillout Zone Vol. 2 Compilation Album from
WOA Records. 2009.
UK Jazz Services Promoters Choice Award 2008 Nominee
Tour of Finland 2008
London Bossanova Festival 2008;
2 Tours to the US 2007;
VIP Reference for Carlos Juan Amplification (Ger.)
Artist at the 2006 Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival (Mex);
Honourable Mention from the Canary Islands International Songwriting Competiton 2006. (Esp)
'Time will sing' and 'That Darned' shortlisted at the International Songwriting Competition 2006
Voted No.1 at Jazzworldquest.com 2006
Eastman T184MX, Fender American Pro Telecaster and Takemine Nylon String Guitars. Mesa Boogie
MkV35 and Carlos Juan Pre Amp CTP1. Jim Dunlop Stubby plectrums.
EHX Pedals - SuperEgo+, Glove
Boss Pedals - RV500, SuperShifter
Hotone Pedals - Trem, Tuner
TC Pedals - Shaker, Quintessence
'....one of Britain's best-kept jazz secrets.' Zeffirellis, Ambleside.
'Burgeoning international jazz star' Lancaster Jazz Festival
‘..brilliantly minded guitarist’ Carlos Juan (Carlos Juan Guitars, Ger.)
‘..a master..’ – Norman van den Wildenberg
‘..touches your heart and sets your hair on fire..’ (Brent Black, Critical Jazz.com)
'His El Camino is a hot ride'
Acclaimed UK jazz guitarist Neil C Young makes a bold statement in establishing his unique talent with
the release of El Camino, he is quickly making a name in the U.S. Young’s big six-string sound weaves
through a collection of delightful grooves and eclectic textures with the aid of bassist Alan Whitham and
drummer Richard Young. Young’s gift for melodies in certainly the center of this eight song album;
forward-looking but still grounded in tradition, El Camino is a great addition to the ever growing modern
Artists who share similar musical characteristics to Neil C. Young.