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.

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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

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

 

 

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

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor congratulations!

After many years being together Neil and his beloved Sachi tied the knot on september 3. What a wonderful day! Both me and Eva were privileged to be there as one of the guests on their special day. A very nice ceremony at the guildhall in Bath with lots of family and friends. Sachi was given away by her son Jack, and Neil and Sachi’s son Johnny Ray gave them the rings. They all looked very sharp dressed with a nice purple flower corsage and Sachi was just stunning in her beautiful white dress with silver beadings.

The reception and party was all very well organised by their friend Valerie who done a brilliant job! Maybe we can ask her to organise the next fan meeting…hehe.

Reception and party was held at a very nice setting in the beautiful garden of their friend Tanya Lock who also was the official photographer of the day. See photo’s below! Their best man Dean and maid of honour Valerie both held a lovely speech and also Neil had a great speech with a lot of humor in it. You can read their speeches here

Neil even surprised the wedding guests at the party evening by playing some of his songs with Chuck Sabo on drums and Chris Gouldstone on bass. Family and friends from nearby and far away celebrated this with them.

There was a lot of music, dancing, drink, fun and laughter, even the rain couldn’t make this a bad day.

The book with wedding messages made by lots of fans was one of the many presents given, to be unpacked and read on a later day i’m sure. On behalf of Neil and Sachi everyone who contributed to the book a massive Thank You! Neil let me know that he thought the book was great!

Here are some of the general pages of the book.

 

Official and guest photo’s of the wedding can be found here  

What is in the planning for later in the year?

Neil is going to give 2 shows in Germany and one in Switzerland the beginning of december. Check for all the dates and tickets here! 

And just to give you a heads up….the fanclub is celebration its 10 anniversary!! That calls for a celebration! Check this page for updates!

 

Keep on rocking everyone!

Winny 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