VERNON NEILLY

VERNON NEILLY

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockFunk

INTERNATIONAL, AWARD WINNING RECORDING ARTIST VERNON NEILLY HAS WORKED WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS SUCH AS TEENA MARIE, WARREN G, ETTA JAMES AND MANY MORE. HE HIMSELF IS A BILLBOARD TOP TEN CHARTING ARTIST WHO BRINGS INTENSE EXCITEMENT DURING HIS LIVE PERFORMANCES!

Biography

Award winning guitarist/producer Vernon Neilly has performed as a solo artist, and with music legends all over the globe in front of ten's of thousands of fans. His music has charted Top 10 in Billboard Magazine, and he’s been featured in many magazines and papers such as, Guitar Player USA, Guitar Player Brazil, Musico Pro, Cover Guitarra, Guitar World, Guitar One, Nassau Tribune, Miami Herald, Sun Times, and too many more to mention here. Never satisfied with past accomplishments he continues to push the envelope of musical creativity whether recording or in live performing with his unique and dynamic mix of fusion, rock, and r&b. Vernon has also graced the big screen in 3 Major Studio film releases which include Universals "Along Came Polly" with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston, Warner Bros "Starsky And Hutch" with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Snoop Dog, and most recently "Walk Hard" with John C Reilly, and Tim Meadows. Vernon has 14 major musical product endorsements from some of the largest music manufacturers in the world which include his own signature guitar, and one of only a nandful of guitarist in the world to have his own signature line of guitar strings. Vernon is also one of a handful of guitarist in the world to have his own channel at Truefire.com TV, a popular international site for all things related to guitar and music.

Like Madona, Steve Vai, Prince, Babyface, JayZ, Vernon is apart of the new generation artist/business owner. His mult-facited entertainment company Boosweet Enterprises LLC was one of the first to embrace the internet for selling music back as far as 1992, and one of the first behind apple to sell digital music from his company website. Vernon's Guitar Global LLC is a company that sells high quality handmade guitars and basses all over the world.

Lyrics

Unconditional Love

Written By: Christy Bourbon, Kevin Chokan, Vince Hall

She came into my life out of a stormy sky and made sunshine, and now she gives her love to me, and now I live and pray that she'll always stay

Cause I never knew the meaning of Unconditional Love untl she came to me, and I never really had a cause I never knew what life was, until she came to me

Still I look and I'm amazed, she changed my lonely world and made it a world of joy, don't think I could ever repay for what she brought to me this day, I love her in every way

And I never knew the meaning of Unconditional Love until she came to me, I never really had a cause, never knew what life was until she came to me.

I never knew Unconditional Love-repeat and fade

I WIsh

Written By: Stevie Wonder

Instrumental

Discography

As a solo artist Vernon has released:
Kaleidescope 2001, singles "Midnight Passion", "I Feel Love". These songs still play on cable, satellite, and Muzak type programs.

United By Tone 2002, along with Vernon this project featured names such as Blink 182, Alien Ant Farm, Slash, Papa Roach, Gar Hoey, Reel Big Fish, Bill Frizell, Jimmy Bruno, 311 and other gold and platinum selling recording artists. Vernon produced and mastered this project.

G-Fire 2003-2004 Jazz award winning CD featuring the singles "Passin Thru" which achieved top contemporary jazz commercial radio chart status, and "Flight To Ecstacy" which was included on the TMC Century Compliation with artist such as Hall and Oats, George Benson, Michael McDonald, Mindi Abair, Lee Ritenour, and other top artists.

G-Fire II 2005-2006, singles "LFO" which reached top 40 contemporary jazz commercial radio chart status, and is still played recurrently on these stations, satellite, cable, and internet stations such as Music Choice, XM, and Sirius Satellite. "Unconditional Love" top ten AC commercial radio charts FMQB. This song was responsible for creating the Top 10 Billboard Charts Retail success, and the album staying in the Top 20 of that chart for 18 weeks. G-Fire II also won a jazz award. This CD is still playing internationally on commercial contemporary jazz, and AC stations around the world.

Recently Boosweet Records released Vernon's 4 solo recording project entitled Vernon Neilly & Friends "A Tribute To Stevie Wonder" that has already caught fire at commercial radio stations across the US, U.K., Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina and other countries! This project along with Vernon features some of the hottest axemen on the planet such as Greg Howe(Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, N'SYNC, Enrique Igesias, and more), guitar virtuoso Kiko Loureiro(voted #1 pregressive player in the world 2007 by guitar mag polls), Grammy Award winning bassist Juan Nelson with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, U-NAMM who has the #1 commercial jazz radio hit "Street Life" for 2007, and other talented musicians and vocalist. This recording was recorded on 3 continents Europe, South and North America!

Set List

For most of the Festivals that I have been doing the sets range between 60 minutes to 90 depending on if I am headling the event or an opening act for the event. Clubs are typically 2 one hours shows with 30 minute intermission in between.