Robert Neary
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Robert Neary

Sutton, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Sutton, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Robert is an amazingly talented player, influenced by Steve Vai"

Robert Neary Listen to: "i am machine" Buy The CD This is very straight forward heavy rock from gifted rock/metal guitarist Robert Croydon, who's based in Surrey, UK. Robert is an amazingly talented player, influenced by Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, but he brings modern sensibilities to his playing.

I really love the song "I'm a Machine," which emulates classic, melodic heavy metal (Dio, Black Sabbath) incorporating extremely subtle and well placed elements of newer bands like Korn and Tool.

"You're Always On My Mind" demonstrates how lyrical his playing can be but still maintains a hard edge. Robert is handling all of the instrumental tracks and vocals himself, so maybe my suggestion here would be to put some high end modulation on the vocals and everything would be totally killer.

"Can You Feel It" is a bit of a departure in that he uses some sampled dialogue for a kind of urban/metal blend. Nice work on the hi-hat too. If radio ever starts playing song-based guitar rock again, these songs could all be hits. Robert Neary is a refreshing discovery on Starpolish. - Gail worley (NewYork Rcok Journalist)

"Robert Neary's guitar playing has a distinct Satriani/Vai"

While Robert Neary's guitar playing has a distinct Satriani/Vai style influence, the fact that he is a gifted composer writing true instrumental, guitar-rock-anthems with memorable-melodies and catchy riffs shines through. This (Cruise Control, Star Screamer) is the kind of music you want on your car stereo on those sunny summer days when you driving with top down or sun roof open.

On the track Robert does with vocals a clear 80's rock influence is present, and the songs have a film soundtrack type of upbeatness something you could imagine hearing on classic 80's movies such as Top Gun easily.

The guitar riff on Your Always On My Mind had an almost Berlin / new wave style influence- combined with Robert's modern alternative style vocals. This is a talent to keep watchig for more good music...

~Kat W. Deep Blue Wonders Music Publishing ASCAP --Deep Blue Wonders Music Publishing - Kat W Deep Blue Publishing


CD's released through CDBABY as well as online...

"Collision course" 2007

"Robot Rock" 2006

"Freakmachine" 2005

"Evolution" 2004



****What is it about your music that stands out? ****
My music speaks for itself and will only get better.
I always draw a crowd when I play at music shows and get nice compliments in guitar shops.

I can pretty much write a song in that style once I have heard it.

**** Origins of the band and recent accomplishments***

Born in Liverpool England in 1973, Robert Neary began his musical journey via the keyboard at the age of 11 and then re discovered music at the age of 15 thanks to his father who got started with 2 years worth of classic guitar lessons at his local school.

Robert’s father was a big Eric Clapton fan, and just like Clapton he started Robert playing electric guitar on his 16th birthday after buying him a guitar as a present.

He learned how to play the electric guitar himself by jamming with friends and by listening to as many songs as he could by ear.

Roberts biggest guitar influences where Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt, Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert and Greg Howe.

I have been asked for my autograph twice!! Which was cool?

My song, “I am machine” was to be featured on the soundtrack to a movie and also “your always on my mind” was used on a new digital cable TV channel called “TXTME TV”

My work was also featured in “Rip Curls” advertising and promo DVD winter 2007.

**Future goals and upcoming major events. ****

Focusing my on writing music for advertising, TV and FILM soundtracks including;

(In progress)Horror Movie for “HBO”

(In progress)”Comedy in the living” DVD (Featuring Miami’s top comedians)