HOME
The Info List - Simon Neil



--- Advertisement ---


(i) (i) (i)

SIMON ALEXANDER NEIL (born 31 August 1979) is a Scottish vocalist , guitarist , and songwriter .

He is known for his work in the bands Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
and Marmaduke Duke .

CONTENTS

* 1 Career

* 1.1 Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
* 1.2 Marmaduke Duke * 1.3 Solo career

* 2 Personal life

* 3 Musical equipment used

* 3.1 Guitars * 3.2 Effects pedals * 3.3 Previous effects pedals * 3.4 Amplifiers

* 4 Discography

* 4.1 Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
* 4.2 Marmaduke Duke * 4.3 Other appearances

* 5 References

CAREER

BIFFY CLYRO

14-08-08 Taubertal Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
Simon Neil
Simon Neil
2 Main article: Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro

Born in Irvine, North Ayrshire
Irvine, North Ayrshire
, Scotland
Scotland
, Simon Neil
Simon Neil
formed Biffy Clyro in 1995 at 15 years old recruiting Kilmarnock -born James Johnston and someone known only as Barry on bass and drums respectively, calling themselves Skrewfish. Barry was soon replaced by Ben Johnston , James's twin brother, and Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
was effectively formed. In 1997, the trio moved to Glasgow
Glasgow
, where Neil studied Electronics with Music at the University of Glasgow
Glasgow
. He also Studied Film and TV for a year before leaving to pursue music full-time. By then, Simon's musical tastes had expanded; In 2000, the band were spotted at the Unsigned Bands stage at T in the Park by a Beggars Banquet representative. Soon after, the band was signed to the independent Beggar's Banquet.

Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
have since released seven albums, signed to a major record label, and toured relentlessly. Neil has stated that Biffy Clyro lyrics often come from phrases he writes down in a notebook he keeps by his bed.

MARMADUKE DUKE

Main article: Marmaduke Duke

Neil plays with JP Reid of fellow Ayrshire group Sucioperro in Marmaduke Duke , under the pseudonym "The Atmosphere", which released their first album, The Magnificent Duke , in 2005.

It was announced in late 2008 that the Duke was to make a return in 2009 with the follow-up album and second in the trilogy, Duke Pandemonium . The first single from the second album, "Kid Gloves" was released on 9 February 2009.

SOLO CAREER

Neil performs under the name ZZC. His debut single, "To The Bone", was used in the BBC
BBC
’s ‘Radio 1 Rescores: Drive (curated by Zane Lowe )’ project. His debut solo album will be released in 2017.

PERSONAL LIFE

Simon Neil
Simon Neil

Neil lives in Ayr with his wife Francesca, whom he married at St Columba Church in Ayr on 5 January 2008. The song " God Only Knows
God Only Knows
" by The Beach Boys was used for their first dance, and Neil has the song's chorus, "God only knows what I'd be without you", tattooed on his chest. He is a supporter of Scottish Premiership side Rangers F.C

MUSICAL EQUIPMENT USED

The following is a list of musical equipment used by Simon Neil:

GUITARS

Electric

* Fender Standard Stratocasters – Various different Mexican models, including White, Red, Sunburst (with neck pickup & controls removed), Black, and Metallic Blue. * Fender 1960 Custom Shop Stratocasters – Fiesta Red, Frost Metallic, Lake Placid Blue, and White. * Fender 50s Stratocaster Relic * Fender Telecaster Standard – USA model, owned by James Johnston, three tone sunburst, can be seen in the music video for " Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies ". * Fender Telecaster Custom '62 – Japanese model, three tone sunburst, can be seen in the music video for "Only one word comes to mind". * Squier Simon Neil
Simon Neil
Signature Stratocaster * Patrick Eggle New York – Red. * Gretsch White Falcon Used live for the song "Diary of Always" and is seen in the music video for " Folding Stars " * Gibson ES-335 – used live for "God ">

* ^ Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
Biography on Beggar\'s Banquet USA * ^ " Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
frontman Simon Neil
Simon Neil
opens up on battle with depression". Daily Record. * ^ Ayshire Post, 9 January 2008, Sweet music * ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U BiffyTabs Equipment – Simon * ^ A B C " Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
Simon Neil
Simon Neil
Guitar
Guitar
Rig Gear and Equipment". uberproaudio.com.

* v * t * e

Marmaduke Duke

* JP REID * SIMON NEIL

LIVE MEMBERS

* Ben Johnston * James Johnston * Fergus Munro

STUDIO ALBUMS

* The Magnificent Duke * Duke Pandemonium
Duke Pandemonium

SINGLES

* "Rubber Lover " * "Silhouettes "

RELATED ARTICLES

* Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
* Sucioperro * Captains of Industry

* v * t * e

Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro

SIMON NEIL JAMES JOHNSTON BEN JOHNSTON ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL Mike Vennart Richard "Gambler" Ingram

STUDIO ALBUMS

* Blackened Sky * The Vertigo of Bliss * Infinity Land * Puzzle * Only Revolutions
Revolutions
* Opposites * Ellipsis

LIVE ALBUMS

* Revolutions: Live at Wembley * Opposites: Live from Glasgow
Glasgow

EXTENDED PLAYS

* Thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow

COMPILATIONS

* Singles 2001–2005 * Missing Pieces * Lonely Revolutions
Revolutions
* Similarities

SINGLES

* "Iname " * "27 " * " Justboy " * "57 " * " Joy.Discovery.Invention " * " Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys " * " The Ideal Height " * "Questions and Answers " * " Eradicate the Doubt " * "There\'s No Such Thing as a Jaggy Snake " * " Glitter and Trauma
Glitter and Trauma
" * " My Recovery Injection " * " Only One Word Comes to Mind " * " Semi-Mental " * " Saturday Superhouse " * " Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies " * " Folding Stars " * "Machines " * "Who\'s Got a Match? " * "Mountains " * " That Golden Rule " * "The Captain " * " Many of Horror " * "Bubbles " * "God border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Only Revolutions
Revolutions
Tour * Opposites Tour

RELATED ARTICLES

ARTICLES

* Discography * Beggars Banquet * 14th Floor Records * Chris Sheldon * Mark Z. Danielewski

BANDS

* Marmaduke Duke * British Theatre * Oceansize
Oceansize
* Sucioperro * Aereogramme

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* MusicBrainz : d534289a-b068-485c-adfc-86f9763a5b6a

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Simon_Neil additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. , a non-profit organization.

* Privacy policy * About * Disclaimers * Contact * Developers * Cookie statement * Mobile view

* *

Links: ------