Eddie Neale – Drummer
I have been playing Drums since I was 7. I started off with a “Tikes” kit as my parents were hoping it was just a fad, no such luck! I outgrew this kit in 3 weeks. My first kit was a Ludwig kit and now I play on Pearl Limited Edition “Graffiti” Kit. I have played with various bands in High School and College. Playing gigs at the Roadhouse Birmingham, O2 Academy 3 Birmingham, Artrix Bromsgrove, Golden Cross Redditch, Student Lock In at Redditch Shopping Centre and Live open air concert for private party. You could say I am fanatical about drums as I live, breath, eat and sleep drums, constantly tapping a beat wherever I may be.
My influences come from various artists:- Iron Maiden; Black Sabbath; Def Leppard; Led Zeppelin; Black Stone Cherry; Porcupine Tree. Drummers that have inspired me:- John Bonham; Nicko McBrain; Gavin Harrison; Dave Weckl; Simon Phillips; Prince T’Challa; Cozy Powell and Mark Smith.
I want to make a career as a professional drummer and music producer. I am looking forward to this new opportunity playing with Nightblade and working with them in the music studio creating and developing new music together.