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Neil Fitz

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About Neil

Fiddle/Guitarist/vocalist based in west of Ireland. World travelled and years of experience in stage performance
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Fiddler
West of Ireland
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Neill hails from a musical family from Athlone in the midlands of Ireland, and has played professionally since completing a BA in Irish Music in UL in 2009. His experience spans many genres: Rock, Folk, Trad fusion of all sorts - with various groups Pervish, The Driftwood Manor, Rrradio Gee, Jukebox Gypsy and now D’Bize and The Noshowband Neil is well versed in festivals and folk clubs, playing all over US to Africa and Europe and even China. With D’Bize on fiddle and guitar/vocals, their first tour in 2014 England saw Glastonbury Stages and returned to Ireland and played more festivals in their first year; 2015 saw recording and gigging countrywide, their debut - "Storm Party" which was well received all over. The Driftwood Manor's album got great critical review in 2016 including the UK Sunday times; regulars on the UK west folk club/festival and Irish scenes.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Arranger, Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

The No Showband"
The NoShow Band play a combination of country, blues and 1970s rock ‘n roll. From country two-steps to overdriven rock ‘n roll,NoShow combines it all in a show of catchy songs, three-part harmonies and swapping solos on the pedal steel guitar and fiddle. Bring your dancing shoes! - (Crane Lane Cork)
4-5 piece covers - hits and good tunes from 50's to modern, Hank Williams
lots of Dylan
/Young/
The Band numbers
to V Morrison,
S Wonder,
Horslips
/ D Nerney /
R Gallagher,
Rolling Stones,
Tom waits,
Richard Thompson,
Also with Pedal steel leading country numbers from Hank Williams to
Merle Haggard,
and Fiddle Bluegrass/Oldtime
to Irish trad tunes with a full band feel.
Set also incorporates
Waterboys,
Mundy
/Shannon/Earle, numbers like Mursheen Durkin,
Cajun Toot Toot
and jigs reels, and
we LOVE waltzs!
Played at Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking, apres Connaught Rugby events, G Hotel Corporate, and Hotel, Crane Lane, JJ Harlows, Piano Bar Athlone, Maud Millars, Kennys Lahinch, Doolin Bikers....
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

everything subject to change in this industry; just get in touch

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

sure can

How much time do you need to set up?

45mins for full band

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

you sure can

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

sure do

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

love to

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£400
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