Final Blog-Neil Taylor News

Hi everyone,

Last month of the year already, how time flies.

I’ve been evaluating this blog which I have been writing for almost 5 years now and decided that this will be the final one on here. It’s time for a chance and to try something new. I could be wrong but think this blog is not adding much to what is already posted on social media so therefore redundant.

But no need to be sad….This is not a goodbye it’s see you on another platform soon. We’re still continuing our fan club activities on our Facebook group and Twitter page and we might even expand it to other social media soon. I will keep this blog online for archive purposes though.

To keep up to date of any official News from Neil you can watch Neil’s official renewed website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. So plenty of choice to keep up to date!

In case you have missed the latest news on social media here’s a reminder:

February 16 2019 Neil is doing a solo acoustic show in the UK, in Brafield-on-the-Green (near Northampton).

There are only very limited tickets available (only 38 left when writing this blog) so get your tickets now before it’s sold out.

Get your tickets HERE

Thanks for all your support to Neil and the Fan Club and I hope you will continue doing so.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Rock on!

Winny x

And if you can’t wait to read more news and to hear his plans for next year…here’s for the last time on this platform a message from the man himself.

Neil’s Blog:

Merry Xmas everyone.

Just back for Japan. Writing with famous artist/guitarist Char. It was great being there & hanging out with old friends i hadn’t seen in 16 years! More news on this in the coming months.

I did TV show in Vienna which went well. The single is picking up good airplay there which is great news. The Austrian tour will start mid May..I will have dates up early next year as we are still adding & waiting for confirmations.

The new album will be called Come Out Of The Silence.. It was Steve’s idea to call it that. Makes a change from calling album after a song title. Though it is a line from the song Everyone’s A Star! The album is mainly songs i wrote with Steve. It will be out in spring next year. I’m hoping Paper Kite will open a few doors. It has had excellent views on youtube & has surpassed any video i have done my far.

I would love to be touring more..Lets see what the future holds.

Once again i’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. See you next year.

Neil x

 

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Summer news 2018

Hi everyone,

I know it’s been a long time and i hope you’re all enjoying the summertime and had a good year so far. Neil has been out of the lime-light for a bit and therefor so has this blog. But now we finally have some news and hope we have you all on board still supporting Neil.

As you probably already noticed (or not) Neil has a new single release called “Paper Kite”. He also launched a brand new website: www.neiltaylor.net

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But best to let him talk about it the single and his plans himself:

Hi Everyone,

 Sorry it’s been a while. I have been very busy writing a library album for Chapel Of Rock..It’s called Shine A Light most of the songs have melody & lyrics which has really helped me start writing songs again since Steve’s passing. Some of these songs will make my new album release which will be next year..Early spring!  

  Paper Kite as you may have noticed is now out..The official release date is 10th August due to the radio campaign but is now available on iTunes etc. Paper Kite has moved many people, which is fantastic. It’s a tribute to all loved ones lost & all the broken hearts left behind & of course Steve Torch, I started this song with him but never got to finish it with him as he became too ill. 

Back in 2013/14 we started to write Paper Kite. At this time it was called Used To Be but we didn’t like the chorus. Steve suggested we send it to my friend Stefan Trenker to have a go at writing a new chorus. It must of been at least a year later when Stefan called sent me his chorus idea..When i listened to what he had done i thought there was really something in it. I finished Stefan’s chorus idea & wrote another verse..This is where the song changed from a love song to something different & special, I did sing it to Steve while he was sleeping in his last days..I will never know if he was listening or not but i think he would’ve approved.

  There is only one show so far this year due to much writing music for Chapel Of Rock, which keeps me very busy. There will be a tour in Austria next May & there will be a few shows in Bavaria Germany during the tour. 


I’m hoping Paper Kite opens a few doors & you all will be seeing more of me.

Neil x

www.neiltaylor.net

Acoustic show 14th september 2018 Bournemouth UK with Meet and Greet

The show he’s talking about this year is in Bournemouth on september 14th. Its a acoustic gig for charity. So if you want to see and hear him live this year this is your one and only chance. He probably will be playing his new single and other new songs as well the oldies. There are still some tickets available so better get your tickets quick before its sold out. get your tickets here: acoustic show tickets

There’s also a possibility to have a Meet and Greet and attend the soundcheck on that show. We only continue with this if there’s enough interest and there’s a maximum of 10 people that can attend ! If you’re interested in the Meet and Greet send an email to: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com or fill in the form below. More details about the Meet and Greet will be emailed to you more closer to the date.

Note: If you’re attending the meet and greet you still need to buy a ticket for the show.

 

Competition time!

Last but not least: we have a competition starting today until the official release of the single on the 10th of august.

You can win the exclusive promotional single Paper Kite on CD.

What you need to do is go over to the facebook fan group and check the competition post here. 

Top 10 playlists

Every month we update our top 10 playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Fans can vote for their favourite songs on the facebook group each month. You can still vote until the end of this month for the august playlist here.

December news – contest

Hi everyone,

This is the last month so the last blog of our anniversary year. So let’s start this time with a message from Neil to his fans:

Hi everyone & a very merry Xmas. Had a great show at weekend in Austria. Now rehearsing for a big private show in Vienna & finishing my album hopefully, so all recording will be done then mixing it sometime next year! More news in the new year! From your very own rock star! Xx

We had a special secret mission going on on facebook, to send a thank you card for Neil for the past 10 years (and before). Thanks everyone who contributed to it and to Eva for organising it and giving it to Neil on his last solo show of the year. 25511041_10156831791637646_790337177_o

Here’s his reaction to it on our facebook fan group page:

Merry Xmas everyone & thank you for the xmas cards..I will open them when i’m back home…..

And here’s a musical merry Xmas message from Neil he posted on his facebook page singing a cover of Slade’s Merry Christmas Everyone.

Anniversary activities: Contest.

We selected 10 photo’s of the past 10 years for a glossy collage poster.  You can win this unique poster signed by Neil by entering our special anniversary Christmas puzzle contest below.


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The 13 letters in the red boxes forming two words. The letters are in random order.
Sent your answer before Sunday December 24th to: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com
Good luck everyone!

Looking back on this year.

Of course this month we also look back at this last year of the anniversary year. And i also made an photo album for it.

Today it’s been 2 years already that Steve Torch left us, still a big loss for Neil and us, but it was nice to hear that two of the songs Neil and him wrote (‘Velvet Ghost’ and ‘Love is the Criminal’ ) are used by Claudia Cane for an album called ” Friends”. 

Neil was very busy touring of course with Chris de Burgh and making library music with Chris Goulstone. And on top of that has been working and recording for his next solo album, which will be released next year. So now its time for a well deserved break for him and spent some quality time for Christmas with his family.

The same goes for myself. Trying to post a blog and searching for photo’s of a particularly year every month was quit challenging and i only managed to post 8 blogs this year. I don’t think won’t be posting as much next year..but you never know…

For now i wish you all a peaceful, joyful, safe and happy ending of the year and you can stay up to date at our fan group on facebook.

Keep on rocking!

Winny x

October/November news 2017i

Hi everyone,

Neil finished his tour with Chris de Burgh this month in Canada. If you have made any photo’s during this tour that we can publish here please send them to: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com

You call the shots!

Eva and I were picking our brains about how we could do something new and exciting  for you fans. We’d love to do something that gives a lot of respons so we know we’re on the right track. Thats why we like to ask your input and feedback.

Let us know what you want us to do more for you by filling in this short questionnaire below. You can check more then one option. We appreciate your feedback!

What would you like to see more here?

Anniversary albums.

We’re almost at the end of our anniversary year and this blog we look back at the years 2015 and 2016.  Best way to remember and look at it is through photo’s. So have a look at the anniversary albums 2015 and 2016 

What’s up for the future?

Well first of all another gig! Yeah! The last one of this year. On December 9 Neil will be playing an unplugged band show in Austria at Wein & Brot. Check more info at the website of the place HERE

Then next year hopefully…will be the release of the new album. We’re all looking very much forward to that and of course another solo tour with his band would be fitting, so fingers crossed that will happen.

That’s it for now…

Rock on!

Winny

September 2017 news

Hi everyone,

Summer is almost over again. Time goes by so fast so i didn’t make it in time for a blog in august, so this is for august and september both. I’m sure you don’t mind.

Even though there’s a break in the tour with Chris de Burgh, Neil has not been doing nothing.

He’s got some projects he worked on like doing some guitarsolo’s for Hope Will Lead and he’s been working with Chris Gouldstone from Chapel of Rock on some library music. Real powerful rock tunes. Go listen to samples of the album Damage here.

Of course we had the Q&A live on facebook. Many fans sent in questions which he answered live. If you missed it, you can watch it again on his artist page on facebook here.
Upcoming …..

Canada Tour with Chris de Burgh

In less then a week Neil goes on tour again with Chris de Burgh for a month in Canada.

I call on all CdB fans to please make photo’s of Neil during this tour and share them with us on our Facebook group page or you can send them to neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com

New album

In december Neil is going to Austria to finish his album! So next year we can expect a new album! Looking sooo forward to this!

Anniversary activities

We would have loved to have a fan meeting this year year to celebrate the 10th anniversary, but it was just not possible in our and Neil’s schedule. But we’re still trying to get it organized for next year. The new album is also a something to celebrate, if not better! But let’s face it do we really need an excuse or reason for a fan meeting?…no i don’t think so. It’s just something we want and be as great or even better then last time.

It doesn’t mean we’re done celebrating our 10th year of the fan club.

By the end of this anniversary year we want to do something special with the best photo’s eversent in, not only from this tour but also of the photo’s sent in from the past 10 years. That means you can still send in old photo’s from previous tours as well.

This blog we look back at the years 2013 and 2014.

2013 was truly an amazing year in Neil’s solo career. If you can’t recall it, i will refresh your memory: In febr/march 2013 Neil went on a solo tour through Germany and Austria.

Neil released his third solo album No God Like Rock ‘n’ Roll 
He then went on tour with Chris de Burgh from april until June and was support act as well on this tour. And of course we all remember this legendary photo of Neil in the Royal Albert Hall made by Dan Scheiderno god like rock 'n' rollartist page neil

That autumn Neil did a solo tour through Austria and Germany again also with some workshops added. Then at new years eve he did his biggest show ever at the independence square in Kiev, performing for more the 500.000 people in the freezing cold. And it was all recorded luckily so we can watch it over and over again!

The anniversary Photo album of 2013 can be found here 

Then on to 2014. A long solo (acoustic and band) tour through Germany, Austria, Switzerland until the end of the year added with workshops and festivals.

Anniversary album of 2014

Rock on! And don’t forget to send in you photo’s!

Winny x

Summer news-July 2017

Hi everyone,

A fresh new Summer look

This blog has gone a bit of a lay-out update and a fresh summer look as you can see. Some pages have got a hopefully better easy to follow lay-out and the fanclub logo is back in a more prominent place as well. I also created a new page for fan stories and anecdotes. You can all contribute to it. Read all about it here

Hope you all like the new look. If any of you have any questions or requests about this blog or do you miss items? Please let me know. Message me via the contactbutton at the top menu.

CdB tour

The first leg of the Chris de Burgh tour is coming to an end this month. They will have a break in august and will be starting again in september on their tour through Canada.

We got some wonderful pictures of Neil from fans that attended the tour so far. Check the album for all the photo’s here. You can still send in photo’s of any of the shows if you’d like to share them.

At the end of the tour we’re going to choose the best photo’s for something special. We’re not revealing what just yet. 

Anniversary year 2012

We’re already half through our 10th anniversary year. So the 5th year was the year 2012. If any of you have any photo’s of that year to share please send them to neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com  

To refresh your memory of the year 2012: Neil had a very busy and productive year.

He toured solo through Germany, Austria en even the Netherlands from Febr-June. Then he went on joining Chris de Burgh and his band for a few shows in July and did some solo shows in his hometown in the UK. He had a one off guest performance with the Robbie Williams tribute singer Mike Andrew in August and did a tour with the Freemen singers in Austria. Then did another long solotour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland from september till november of that year and also performing at the acoustic guitar show in London in the middle of that tour. And if he wasn’t busy enough he managed to also release his acoustic album Chasing Butterflies. This album was originally made just for fans only to be sold at the shows, but eventually released by the label Hypertension.

Check some photo’s of 2012 here

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Listen to the album Chasing Butterflies on Spotify

Special Members features

I haven’t been able to sent the members a new exclusive video recently, sorry for that. But don’t worry I’m making up for it now. This time i have 2 exclusive video’s for members and 1 for all fans to see.

All subscribers of this blog will get an email soon with a link to an unlisted video on Youtube. It’s a live version Of Neil solo on electric guitar playing the song No god Like Rock n Roll recorded in Essen in 2012. Very powerful even though he’s playing it without band. The other video is posted on Vimeo and is from one of the workshops Neil did a few years back in Germany. He’s playing slide guitar on the song Feel by Robbie Williams and even singing on it. A true gem since he never played it with vocals live, to my knowledge anyway. Members will receive a link to the video and a password to unlock it.

If you’re not a member yet, and you still want to see the exclusive video’s you can subscribe to this blog on the home page on the right side by entering your email address.

The last video is for everyone to see. Another recording of the song Would You Love Me from 2012 featuring Gary Nuttall on guitar.

Also live footage from Essen, Germany. Its also placed on the anniversary album page for 2012.

Q&A – Send in your questions for Neil

Do you have a burning question of how it is like to be a musician on tour or how many guitars he actually has and what his favourite one is or what he thinks about the modern day music. Or any other question. Now is your chance!

Neil agreed to do another Q&A for his fans and will answer all those questions for you. If there are enough questions send in he will answer them on (live) video. How can you join in? Send in your questions for Neil before sunday 23rd of July to: neiltaylorstreetteam@gmail.com or post them at the facebook fangroup.

Neil’s blog

And leaving the best for last…Here’s a personal message by Neil for you all:

Hi everyone,

Sorry i have been rather quiet recently, what with the Chris de Burgh tour..Writing songs for Chris Goulstone’s new library label ‘Chapel Of Rock’.
In  May i lost friend & fellow musician Jimmy Copley whom i met in 1989 rehearsing for the Tears For Fears ‘Sowing The Seeds Of Love’ tour. He was a fantastic drummer playing with the likes of Paul Rodgers [Free] Go West..Manfred Mann to name a few. We had many great times together on & off the road & he will be missed very much. I have some great memories which i will cherish for a long time. Good night Jimmy X

Regarding new album..I haven’t done much at all ..It’s 70% there. Steve Power has mixed 3 tracks which are sounding perfect. Steve worked with me in 1983 on a Violent Blue song which he produced but was never released. He also worked on most of the Robbie Williams albums to date. I am in no rush to release it but will try to get it out in the next year or two. I hope to do another tour but i’m finding it very hard to get any agents/promoters on board. I will keep trying.

Shame the show at the HardRock in Cologne didn’t work out. I was looking forward to another get together.

Neil x

 

Keep on rocking!

Winny xx

 

 

Blog spring 2017- CdB world tour has started

Hi everyone,

Sorry i’m a bit more late then normal with this blog. Life can get a bit busy and time-absorbing sometime, but i didn’t forget about you all. I’m still here and having some nice things to share for you.

CdB tour has started.

So first of all…Neil started the tour with Chris de burgh and band. Lots of photo’s and video’s are shared online already and i will of course share some of them here as well. I made a special photo album for this tour again and will keep adding photo’s and video links from shows as the tour is progressing. All photo’s and video clips are very welcome here. If you want to add yours please send them to me directly by email to neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com or let me know where i can find them. Thanks! Already a big thank you to all that have made lovely photo’s and video’s of Neil so far. More photo’s and video’s of the tour can be found on this special page i made which will also be updated when the tour progresses. Go to this page to see photo’s of the tour: On Tour with Chris de Burgh 2017

Now for the celebration year we look back at the years 2010-2011.

In 2010 Neil was still playing with Robbie Williams and doing shows with him.

But he also started to get serious with his solo career resulting in releasing his first solo album  “No Self Control” in 2010 independently. This album was a few months later released at the label Hypertension with a different cover. The first single and video was released in January 2011 ” Walk Away”

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Release 2011

And of course later that year his first solo tour through Germany together with Gary Nuttall.

This is from his very first gig of that tour. ” Would you love Me”  – Live in Unna 5-10-2011 and many thanks to Sylvia for making this awesome recording!

More photo’s of these years can be found in the album 2010-2011 here

Rock on!

Winny x

 

 

 

 

News blog March 2017

Hi everyone,

Neil rehearsing at the moment with Chris de Burgh and his band for the upcoming European tour starting mid april in Ireland and ending in July in Switzerland.

So if you want to see Neil play make sure you get your tickets to a show near you. Here are the tour dates and ticket info. After each show Neil will be standing at the merchandise store where you can buy his cd’s and have them signed.

This month we feature the year 2009. Check out the photo album here and on Facebook. So far i only added photo’s of the Robbie Williams secret showcase from december 2009. These are photo’s from the Fan Club archive taken by myself and other fans who were there.

Another call to everyone, if you happen to have any photo’s between 2007-2017 of Neil we’d love to add them to the archive here. You can sent photo’s to: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com or post them directly on the Facebook group. Please add a date and location if possible.

Of course this month we have a new exclusive video for you. I hope you all like it. It’s another live version of a not yet released song called Supernova. It will be sent to all subscribers of this blog.

Keep on rocking!

 

Winny x

 

 

February news – valentine special with contest, new exclusive video and more..

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoyed the exclusive fan video from last month. This month i’ll have another one for you, it will be sent the link with password to all subscribers of this blog. So keep an eye out for that email! It will be sent very soon!

It’s not too late to subscribe and become a fan! Go HERE to join the fun!

And we have double fun this month because especially for valentines day we have a contest for you! You can win this beautiful romantic poster of Neil. The photo was made by Eva Toroczkay on his last tour. 16422382_10155675384577646_7556150373901058625_o

All you have to do is make sure you have subscribed to this blog with your email and make a comment under the photo on our facebook group. We will choose one of the subscribers at Valentines day. He or she will be notified by email!

Upcoming wednesday, february 15 is the birthday of Neil’s lovely wife Sachi Taylor. We wish her already a happy birthday of course and hope you will do the same on facebook!

Then this month we look back at the second year of the Fan Club; the year 2008. For me it was the first time i actually met Neil in person when he played a few gigs with the band Private Dicks on a reunion tour. Photo’s of that gig in Berlin can be seen on the special anniversary photo album in the gallery HERE. Also if you have any photo’s of Neil of 2008 which you’d like to share please send them to me or post them at our facebook group.

Be loved, be safe and Rock on!

Winny x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January news, exclusive content and more..

Hi everyone,

First month of the year is almost over. I hope you all had a good start of the new year.

I decided to give this blog a new fresh look for the new year, hope you like it.

Celebrating 10 years Fan Club.

This month is the first of a series of celebrating 10 years of memories of the fan club. I had a look into the fan club archive, but couldn’t find any photo’s of 2007…how about that. I did however find a lot of photo’s from before 2007, especially live photo’s of the Close Encounters tour by Robbie Williams from 2006, Neil was playing with at the time. So i decided to make the month January, 2007 and before. I made a special page and album for it at this site, at the gallery. I will add more golden oldies and video footage soon. This way we create a wonderful archive of Neil’s career of photo’s and video’s. We’re thinking of making something nice out of the best photo’s by the end of this year.

Next month i will post photo’s of 2008, and i saw i actually did have some photo’s of that year! You can still send in your photo’s of Neil from any year, i will post them in the right album if you add the year. Also if you have some stories or anecdotes please send them.

Exclusive video’s for subscribers!

Besides creating this archive, i wanted to do something special for you fans. As you probably know i record almost every show of Neil i attended on video, but only a few of them have been posted online. So i have a huge archive of video footage that has never seen day light, let alone the world wide web. This includes footage of the live performance (and new songs!) of the fan meeting but also footage of the workshops he gave. The best ones i will put online with Neil’s consent of course, as exclusive content for subscribers to this blog. I will try and do this each month for this year.

The first video is ready to go online and is a footage of a new song called: “Just Another Wednesday” from the fan meeting in 2015. It will go online later this week, around Neil’s birthday the 26th of January, so you have still time to subscribe here! All subscriber will receive an email  (Check your spambox) with a link and password to the video.

Yes it’s that time of the year again, Neil’s birthday! Thursday January 26. It amazes me how he seems to not look any older as years go by…still our shining, handsome, funny and down to earth Rockstar. Don’t forget to wish him a happy birthday on his facebookpage or twitter.  I know he always appreciates all your messages very much.

Thats it for this month. Don’t forget to become a fan and subscribe to this blog to acces the exclusive content! 

Rock on!

Winny x