Neil has worked with Vanessa-Mae (EMI Records) since the world tour of 'Storm on Tour' in 1998. He has also been Vanessa-Mae's Musical Director for the last 8 years.
In 2006 Neil joined 'The Black Smoke Band' to tour with Jeff Waynes live production of 'The War of the Worlds', derived from the multi-platinum selling album released in 1978. During the 2006 U.K. tour a live DVD was filmed during the Wembley gig. It was released for sale in late 2006 and by January 2007 had been number 1 in the UK music DVD chart for 5 weeks. Neil continued to tour with the Black Smoke Band in September 2007 for the Australia and New Zealand tour.
He has co written and produced tracks on:
David Benoit's 'Fuzzy Logic' Album
Richard Elliot - 'Crush' (G.R.P. records)
Down to the Bone,
Supercharged (Narada Jazz)
Crazy Vibes & Things (GRP)
Spread The Word (Internal Bass)
Cellar Funk (Narada Jazz)
Spread Love Like a Wildfire (Narada Jazz)
New Jazz Hustlers(Viceory Records)
Snowboy and the Latin Section,
Pit Bull Latin Jazz (Acid Jazz)
M.F.O.S. ( (Acid Jazz)
Mambo Rage (Ubiquity )
Para Puente (Ubiquity )
Afro Cuban Jazz (Ubiquity )
New Beginnings (Chilli Funk)
Negrocan (Viceroy Records)
Medio Mundo (Viceroy Records)
12" singles 'Chuva' & ' Tanto Tempo'
(Far Out Recordings)
Brazilian Love Affair 5 (Far Out Recordings)
Life, Love And Gossip (Kwerk)
Just East of Jazz
Feast & More than 4
Neil Angilley was born in Redruth, Cornwall in 1967. He grew up in a musical environment with his grandmother and mother both playing piano and his father having played in brass bands all his life.
The previous generation of 'The Tamblyns' (on his fathers side) had a complete family Brass Band formed by Neils' great grandfather who played euphonium and flute.
His grandmother played tenor horn with her sister playing tuba (she was so small she could have lived inside it!) Neils' great uncle was awarded a baton engraved in silver for his services as Band Leader in 1915 Rouen, France during the 1st World War.
Neil first tickled the ivories at the age of three, and by the age of six was also playing the cornet in the Junior Band of St. Dennis. Neil won many prizes and competitions during his youth, and was awarded the "Best Musician of Cornwall" prize prior to accepting a place at the Royal College of Music in Kensington, London in 1985, studying piano, trumpet and composition.
Neil has worked extensively in the music business, recording and performing with:-
Dame Shirley Bassey
Ben "E" King, (Motown)
Sister Sledge, (Atlantic Records)
The Pasadenas, (Sony Music)
Gypsy Kings, (Sony Music)
US3 - An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place (Universal)
Roy Hargrove "Afrodisia"
Lisa Stansfield (The Line )
Steve Martland Group (BMG)
James Galway - 2 albums (RCA Victor )