Neil started playing drums in 1993 in middle school which afforded him the incredible opportunity to be immersed in percussion under long time friend and teacher, John Dunlap. While in school, Neil was a member of the 1998 WGI Scholastic Concert Bronze Medalist and Gulfcoast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit (GCGPC) Hall of Fame Inductee, Paragon, and section leader for the award-winning percussion section of the Harrison Central High School Band. In 2002, he performed with Independent Indoor Marching Percussion group and WGI World Champion, Cynosure (Pensacola, Florida). He has since performed in numerous rock and fusion bands in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Neil also has experience playing drums and percussion in Musical Theater and is an active Worship Musician. While earning his degree at the University of South Alabama, he performed with the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band and Symphony Band. Neil has taught marching percussion, concert percussion, and drumset at schools across the Southeastern United States including Harrison Central High School (Gulfport, MS), Davidson High School (Mobile, AL), and St. Paul’s Episcopal High School (Mobile, AL) While in this capacity, he wrote, designed, and taught shows for Marching Band and Indoor Percussion including taking 3 Indoor Lines to WGI World Championships and winning multiple Best in Class Percussion Awards. One of his compositions, “Up All Night” has also been featured on the Tapspace: Virtual Drumline© Website demo section. With the addition of a family, Neil currently records various drum videos demonstrating both drumset and marching percussion techniques and also does studio percussion work for various groups from around the world. His YouTube page has an ever-growing following with millions of views and 10,000+ Subscribers. Because of this worldwide exposure, Neil was fortunate enough to record drums for Progressive Rock Artist, Cailyn, on her 2015 Full Length Release, “Voyager” which was considered for a Progressive Rock Album of the Year Grammy Nomination. Along with working with Cailyn, Neil is also a founding member of Ohio-based group, Survive the Storm which released their EP, “Beginning of Man’s End” in June 2018. He also consults and teaches privately in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area. Neil is also a Co-founder of Common Stone Studios in Williamsport, PA. Going into the future, Neil is open to any project that can challenge him as an artist.