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-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

 

 

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

Merry Xmas, happy new year and a message from Neil

Hi Everyone,

Another year has gone by and we’re looking at 2017 already.

This year had his highs and lows…It had a sad start because of the passing of Steve Torch, Neil’s songwriting partner and good friend, last year december.He still is sadly missed. On a happier note this year was also the year of  Neil’s and Sachi’s wedding in september. We couldn’t think of a lovelier couple!  Then we had the release of a new song: Your very own Rockstar, which is a good taster of what’s in store for the new album in 2018. And of course we could enjoy Neil doing what he does best,playing at any of his live shows with and without his band, and as no suprise he gained some new fans from it as well.

So what’s up for next year:

Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the fanclub! We will be celebrating this by posting photo’s video’s and memories from the past year on our facebook group and some of it here. Each month we highlight another year starting in 2007. You can also join the fun and dig up your old photo’s, video’s and memories from the past 10 year of Neil and the fanclub to post it next year when we launch the celebrations. If you are one of the few that doesn’t have facebook but still want to sent us your photo’s etc to be posted on this blog, you can send it to the usual address: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com.

Further we’re looking into the possibilities of another fan meeting to celebrate the 10th anniversary, subscribe to this blog to keep updated about any events.

Sadly next year there won’t be much or any solo shows by Neil, because Neil is touring with Chris de Burgh. So if you want to see him play live and say hi to him after the shows check the Chris de Burgh website for touringdates.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a hugh thank you to Eva who is running the facebookgroup with never ending enthusiasm and perserverance and always has some new ideas lined up for the fanclub. Thank you Eva, i couldn’t do without your help! Then i want to thank all the fans old and new that stick by Neil and the fan club and for their great taste in music! And a special thank you to the street team members who joined us in our monthly missions on social media for taking the extra effort to support Neil and his music.

And last but least a massive thanks to Neil and his bandmembers Chuck and Gwenael for performing brilliantly everytime no matter how many people show up at a show. A joy to watch and listen to.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Rock on to 2017!

Winny xx

Here’s a message from the man himself:

From “YOUR VERY OWN ROCK STAR”
Hi everyone & Merry Xmas. This year seems to have gone by so quickly, still working on the new album though not that hard i must say. I have been trying to find my feet since Steve Torch left us over a year ago now. He was an integral part of my sound & song content. I miss him very much as a friend & a great songwriting partner. Recently i have started enjoying writing lyrics again which i haven’t done in many years since the Dogwood days. It’s a slow process but i’m liking it more & more.
This year was taken up with the release of ‘Your Very Own Rock Star’ & writing an 80’s album with Chris Goulstone for library music..Radio/TV music etc. Chris mixed ‘Your Very Own Rock Star’ he did a great job as he comes from the rock side of music & is a fantastic guitar player in his own right, it’s been a pleasure working with him & i’m sure we will continue to work together on my new album & other projects. ‘Your Very Own Rock Star’ is my favourite video to date. I really enjoyed dressing up & being an alter ego..Expect much more of this from me when new album is released.
I’d like to thank Winny & Eva for all their hard work with the fan club & their continued support. You have kept me going when i sometimes feel like quitting…I sometimes feel since being a solo artist it hasn’t been a bed of roses & a lot of hard work for hardly any pay off for all involved. 2018 should see the release of my new album as next year i’m on tour with Chris De Burgh. I hope find a good record label that will release it. It will be the strongest album yet half the album which was written with Steve..Some on my own & some co written with Stefan Trenker. There is a great ballad which Steve & i started writing but couldn’t finish..We gave it to Stefan & after Steve passed he sent me it back with a idea for a new chorus which instigated me to finish it. It ended up being about loved ones passing over. It’s the most beautiful song.
I’d like to thank Gwen [Gwenael Damman] for all is hard work recording the album & putting up with my indecisiveness so far. Gwen is also the perfect bass player for my band, both Gwen & Chuck Sabo have stuck with me. Also a thank you to Christian Einheller for stepping in to fill Chuck’s drumming shoes.

Thank you to Hardy at Pixel Design for his continuing support hosting my website. he has done a great job over the last 5 years!

We hope to have a fan meeting next year..If we can find venue & date around The CdeB tour.. Possibly in the Cologne area again!

Love Neil X

Blog May 2016: Single release ‘Your Very Own Rock Star’ and more…

Fan Group

Hi everyone,

Single release

Sorry it’s been a while, but i here’s an update with some exciting news for you!

On may the 20th Neil will release a new single with the title ‘Your Very Own Rock Star’. The song will be released with a video. So put the date in you calendar and subscribe to his official youtube channel for updates.

New video’s

Here’s a little acoustic taster of the song Your Very Own Rock star, Neil posted a while back on his page .

Another new song that will be on his new album is ‘Thank You For This Song’. Neil put a brilliant acoustic version of this song with video on his youtube channel. Watch it HERE

Neil also posted a new video in the series of RIFF talks about his song ‘No Self Control’ watch it here

Tour

Neil started his  band tour a few days ago in Austria and will be touring for the upcoming 2 weeks through Austria most of the dates. Don’t miss out on these dates! For all the dates and ticket links check the official website.

Secret mission……ssshhhhh 😉 

On our Facebook group there was a secret mission going on that has now been revealed. Some fans worked together to make a brilliant video for Neil to show our love and appreciation to him. Watch it here. Many thanks to everyone who helped making this happen en especially to Eva for organising it and Finchy for making the video.

We actually already have another secret mission planned for this summer, for Neil’s upcoming wedding in september. If you want to take part in it (it will be very different then the last mission) then please let us know by filling in the form below or send a direct email to neiltaylorstreetteam@gmail.com

You will be informed then on a later date by email about the mission. Also you can send us your own ideas for this mission or new ones.

Looking forward to all you entries 😉

Rock on!

Winny x

 

 

December 2015 blog

Hi everyone,

Almost the end of the year and we have a nice contest for you to finish the year. It has been another busy year for Neil touring with Chris de Burgh and doing his own shows and working on a new album in between.

Not to forget the very first official fan meeting this year after 8 years of the existence of the Fan Club.

So what’s new?

Neil opened a new youtube page and posted several ‘riff talks’  video’s; about his riffs and solo’s he did over his 30 years of being a session and live musician for lot’s of artists. He already post 3 riff talk video’s:

-Everybody Wants To Rule the World – Tears for Fears

-Steamy Windows – Tina Turner

-The Last of the Famous International Playboys – Morrissey

And there are more to follow….

Contest.

So for the contest we thought of a puzzle for you to do during some relax time during the holiday season…. by the fire with your loved ones…with hot coco or gluhwein/warm cider….or not….

What’s the prize? Also a puzzle..but one you can actually make on a table. Its a puzzle made of the photo of Neil at the Royal Albert Hall.

Wherever you are or whatever you will be doing during Christmas and whether you want to send it in or not, we hope you will enjoy this puzzle anyway.

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When you filled in all the answers you can make a word with the following letters:

1st letter of word 3
2nd letter of word 14
2nd letter of word 6
3rd letter of word 9
5th letter of word 4
5th letter of word 12
7th letter of word 15
2nd letter of word 16
1st letter of word 8
7th letter of word 13
2nd letter of word 11
5th letter of word 5
9th letter of word 1
10th letter of word 7
1st letter of word 2

You can send in the word until december 26, with your name and address to: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com 

The winner will be notified on the 27th.

Merry christmas and let’s rock again in the new year!

Winny x

 

A special evening with Neil Taylor a.k.a. Fan meeting !

Hi everyone,

GREAT NEWS! There will be a special evening for fans organised on October 23 in Cologne.

This is the day before Neil will be playing the last show on the Chris de Burgh tour in Cologne. (Tickets are still available for this last CdB show by the way: CdB show ticket link)

We can’t tell you the details about the special evening with Neil Taylor yet, but we’re working very hard to make it a wonderful evening with a few surprises! If you want to be part of it and of course you want that! All you have to do is fill in the form though the link below to secure your place.  We hope to see many of you there!

Rock on!

Yes i want to be part of the special evening with Neil Taylor!

 

Blog July 2015

Hello Everyone,

I have some great news to share.

First of all the recent Austrian tour was a great succes! Some great photo’s and video’s were made again by several fans. Some shows were covered in several local newspapers and given some great reviews.

Neil wrote a message for his fans again:

Hi everyone..

Just came back from a very successful mini tour of Austria. This time it felt different, i think all the touring is finally starting to pay off.

There won’t be many shows the rest of this year as i’m writing & recording a new band album with Gwen, Chuck & Christian. I hope to release it sometime early next year & hope to have more good news for you all soon. I want to do more band shows from now on, i like the solo shows but with the band it kicks ass & i will always do a solo section with in the band shows.

Thanx for your support.

Neil x

 

Photo’s and video’s:


The first photo’s and video’s of the tour can be found HERE. I will add more of them in the next couple of days if i have sorted them out. Do you also made a good video or photo or would like to share your personal experience of attending one of the shows in a blog, it’s all possible here! Just sent it to: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com If you sent photo’s or video’s please make sure you made them yourself or have permission to share them at least. And add the date and location where it was taken.

Then some other huge news:

We are just beginning to form a Neil Taylor Street Team! 

A Street Team you say? What’s that?
Well…We are looking for some devoted fans who are willing to dedicate some of their time to be a part of promotion and getting Neil’s music more attention. For example, by sharing posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram and others. Contacting local radio stations and newspapers. But also by handling out flyers at the tour premieres, album releases and video releases to help spread the news about Neil’s wonderful music.

As a reward for your effort you will get some special gifts and/or free tickets to a show.

Would you like to be a part of this? Of course you would! If this sounds fun and interesting do not hesitate to sign up here below in the contact form. We only use your contact details when we contact you regarding Neil Taylor Street Team’s missions! after you signed up we will send you a list with several activities you can choose to do. Thanks for your interest!

If you have problems using the contact form just sent the required questions directly by email to: neiltaylorstreetteam@gmail.com You can email us on this adres as well if you have any questions about the Street Team.

Rock on!

Are you ready for summer……?

Hello there,

Are you ready for summer…??? Well if you live on the northern side of the globe you probably are…..

Neil almost finished the first part of the tour with Chris de Burgh, touring through Europe…..they’re going to do a few more shows the end of June in Germany and one in Poland before they will pick up this tour in Canada en the U.S. in the fall. For dates, check HERE

Some of you made some great photo’s during the tour so I made a special gallery here for it to share the best ones with you! Thanks to everyone who send in photo’s so far.

If you also made some nice photo’s which you think should be shown here please let me know or sent them directly to: neiltaylorfanclub@hotmail.com if you add your name in the email i’ll make sure it’s mentioned!

Many video’s have been made during the tour, i suggest you check them yourself on youtube. I just want to share these two awsome guitarsolo’s i filmed myself during the show in Amsterdam with some promo for Neil’s own music attached. Please check them out and share them amongst your friends and social media as much as you can…more views means more exposure for his music!

  1. Guitarsolo ‘High on Emotion’ 
  2. Another epic Guitarsolo 

Which one you like best?

So what’s happening this summer??

Neil is doing a short tour with his own band in Austria in July, check here for all the dates.

And what else…..?? Well I thought i’d just ask the man himself and this is what he had to say about it:

I’m looking forward to the Austrian shows in July with my band. I’m also concentrating on writing a new band album with Steve Torch over the coming months. I hope to have some more exciting news later in the year. Thanx for everyones support so far. Neil x 

So more exciting news later in the year…can’t wait! I will get back to you when that happens of course!

For now keep on rocking and stay safe!

Winny xx