Full name: Neil Martin Taylor
Date of birth: january 26, 1961
Place of birth: Bristol (UK)
Father: Harry (deceased in 2003)
Children: Johnny and Mollie
School: a comprehensive school
Neil Taylor grew up in Bristol, United Kingdom. As a teenager, he played in local bands before joining Neon, featuring Curt Smith (Tears For Fears), Pete Byrne (Naked Eyes) and Rob Fisher (Climie/Fisher). He went on to form Violent Blue with bassist Charlie Jones (Page/Plant), later releasing a single and an album with Magnet Records.
During this period Neil played guitar with Tears For Fears on the album 'Songs From The Big Chair', featuring the famous one take guitar solo on 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'. Neil’s involvement with Tears For Fears was long lasting, seeing him play on two world tours and the band's third album 'Seeds Of Love'.
During his career he has recorded and toured with: Robbie Williams, Chris de Burgh, Natalie Imbruglia, Peter Gabriel, Rod Stewart, Morrissey, Tina Turner, The Pretenders, Van Morrison, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Climie Fisher, and more.
Neil released his first soloalbum, No Self Control, in september 2011. In april 2012 he already released his second (acoustic) album called Chasing Butterflies. He's currently undertaking a promotional tour.
Neil made an album under the name 'Dogwood' called Toothpick's Pillow which was recorded with much respected drummer Jimmy Copley. And more recently he made an album under the name 'Bullets for Angels' with well known songwriter Steve Torch.
Neil also has been writting for "Lisa Marie Presley'.