Neon Dawn

Neon Dawn


Their indivdual style is characterised by deep and thoughtful lyrics and a warm, organic sound. The Irish News described Neon Dawn’s songs as: “Melodic, bitter-sweet guitar workouts led by Walker’s distinctive vocal croon.” (The Irish News 18/05/07)


Neon Dawn have just released their self-titled debut album and having poured a lot of time and devotion into the creation of these songs, the band are looking forward to bringing them to as many people as possible.

The four members: Neil Walker (vocals), James Anderson (guitar), Joe Fleming (bass) and Rik Gay (Drums) – who all hail from Northern Ireland - were drawn together in early 2006 by the desire to write songs of real substance. Selecting from Neil’s vast supply of lyrics and poetry, written over a number of years and fusing them with the collective musical ideas of the band as a whole, Neon Dawn have plenty to say and a clear idea of the way in which they want to say it.

They recruited former front man of The Defects, Buck to engineer the album sessions, feeling that he was the man to help them capture the raw sound they were looking for. Between January and February 2007, all of the tracks were recorded and mixed at Doghouse Studios in Lisburn and the band emerged from the studio more determined than ever to bring these songs to the largest audience they could.

The self-titled album was released by Neon Dawn on Monday 14th May 2007, with the album launch gig taking place on Friday 18th May in The Front Page in Belfast. The band are continuing to perform live and promote the album, which is available to order by clicking on the Paypal link below.


Self-released, self-titled LP released May 2007.
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Set List

Music Is Everything
The Leaving
By Your Side
Changing Times
Last Day
Chemical Generation
Children Of The Revolution (T-Rex cover)

Typical set length 50 minutes