Photo of Neil D Speers
musicNeil D Speers
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Original Music
placeCalgary
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Singer/Songwriter
Blues
Jazz
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34 Events Performed
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About
The music Mose Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughn would have on while sharing a glass of Scotch
With a mix of original music - including the EP 'Snapshot Blues' released in June 2019 - and classic blues, jazz and rock & roll, Neil performs throughout Calgary and area. His songs feature 'Cool Blues' and jazz-based singer/songwriter styles. Dave Brubeck, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Cockburn are some of Neil's main influences. An entertaining and experienced performer, Neil combines impressive guitar playing with witty and touching lyrics born of a past life as a journalist. The range of music, depending on the venue and audience, ranges from classic jazz to down and dirty blues to contemporary acoustic guitar tunes. He has three CDs as well as many singles released for original tunes and also draws on classic blues and jazz tunes - as well as a bit of R&B and Rock & Roll. I do a range of instrumental music as well, including tunes from my instrumental CD September Winds and various jazz tunes. Typically performs solo but can bring drums and bass depending on the venue and budget.
Highlights
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Genre: Singer/SongwriterBluesJazz
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Main demographic is slightly more people at ages 35 to 65, followed by ages 25 to 34. They tend to like quieter and more introspective music.
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
Half Hitch Brewing
2019/05
Gravity Cafe
2021/11
The Ironwood Stage
2019/06
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Activity
Events booked with Stagehand
35
Availability

Solo: Hometown: Any day As a Band: Hometown; Any Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday