Neil grew up in Cape Town, and began performing professionally at the age of 15. He spent his teenage years playing with many famous South African artists. Neil studied music at the University of Cape Town, and then moved to Los Angeles to study drums at Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute.
Neil’s groups have opened for Tom Petty, Styx, Paul Simon, and Brian Wilson, and you can hear his drumming on TV shows such as Smallville and Felicity. Recently, Neil was the house drummer on “The Fran Drescher Show,” where he enjoyed performing with Shelia E, Dan Aykroyd and Wayne Brady.
Above all else, Neil loves teaching drums! His vast experience and fun style have made him one of Los Angeles’ most popular drum instructors.
Neil was a featured judge in the Guitar Center Drum-Off, and endorses DW Drums, Pro-mark sticks, Remo Drum Heads, Zildjian Cymbals and Gator Cases.