SAXAPHONE player and guitarist Billy Neal will be performing his solo show at Vat 116.
An ex-Brit with a good story to tell, Neal tours the world each year and holds a place in the Guinness Book of Records for rowing a bathtub across the English Channel.
He was also arrested on the Russian border in his underpants performing with his band protesting just before the fall of the Berlin Wall and is a regular performer at All Souls festival Chicago, where he will be playing this November.
Neal played for Lady Di at Chelsea Barracks and twice for Princess Anne and at many famous venues including the London Savoy, The Cafe Royal and Krakow Philharmonic .
He tours in Australia in his band with Lez Karski from the Bondi Cigars/Hippos and last year they played at Manly in Sydney at the old Boatshed and for the Polish Ambassador at the embassy in Canberra .
His last original album Keep a light on was in the top five albums of 2016 rock/pop category in music magazine Poland.
He wrote the title song with Rockingham musician Steve Parkins from Rockerfellas.
Neal’s solo show on vocals, sax and guitar is a party set to dance your socks off; everything from Joe Cocker to Johnny Cash, CCR and INXS with some sax hits including Uptown Funk, Baker Street, Lilly was Here and the recent hit Save Me will be played.
WHAT: Billy Neal
WHEN: Saturday, May 19
WHERE: Vat 116, Rockingham