From: NY, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Blues, Folk
Neil Vandenbergh is a Singer/Songwriter, who is best known for his abilities not only as a sharp, and clever lyricist who is able to write on a variety of subjects, but a very well respected guitarist whose chops are reminiscent of the some of the Blues Players of old, coupled with his own amalgamation of some of his newer influences as well. Having grown up listening to artists from Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, and John Mayer, amongst many others, some elements of these aforementioned artists come through in his own special blend of "funk-stew," as he puts it, as well as an incredible ability to be soothing and beautifully understated in his vocals as well.
He has paid incredible dues over the years as a Recording Artist, Band Player, Guitar Teacher, and Studio-Session Guitarist. He has also played a respectable amount of live shows in the past, and is gearing up to do the same in support of his newest release "The Narrow Street Sessions, a predominantly acoustic 8-track EP, impressively written, performed, and produced entirely by Vandenbergh himself.
Substance, but not at the expense of style, - Neil Vandenbergh is a rare thing in this world, particularly in this day and age; an old soul with deep Spiritual Convictions, something meaningful to say, and an incredible love, affinity, respect, and appreciation for those who have preceeded him, both as musicians, and as people.
Anyone looking for some Musical "food with flavor," substance with style, and something new and refreshing to listen to, should not hesitate to check him out. You can do just that, whether it's here at Jango Radio, his Myspace page, at www.myspace.com/neilvandenbergh, iLike.com, or www.iTunes/NeilVandenbergh.