The former front man of Seymour, The Fever and The Shakedown is back with a brand new album and country influenced sound.
Having enjoyed considerable local, national and even European success with The Fever and, more recently, The Shakedown, Neil returned to the local music scene in May 2007 with a new project, The Misers.
The Misers is a band from England consisting of singer/songwriter Neil Ivison and Hammond/Rhodes player Adam Barry.
Born and raised in Herefordshire, Neil is blessed with a soulful, passionate voice and the gift of being able to tell a story in a song. Exposed to music from birth, his childhood was spent miming to his favourite records with a saucepan in front of his fathers Wurlitzer jukebox and, as he grew older, music became his main focus in life and he began playing in bands from the age of 12.
Along with Adam, who also had an early exposure to music, first picking out tunes to songs he'd heard on the radio on his Grandparents piano and, after showing much promise, he became organist in the village church every Sunday morning.
The Misers specialise in the truth. Songs about friends, drinking, brushes with the law, love, broken relationships, fights, jobs. Real songs about rural life and country people played in a simple, direct and honest way. They deliver these rural chronicles in a unique style that draws inspiration from The Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
As well as 'full band' gigs, Neil also likes to strip things back to basics, and often performs acoustic gigs with Adam, so his audiences "never know what they are going to get!"
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session Introducing... every week from 7pm, on BBC Hereford & Worcester. The Music Map success stories are from 6pm.
last updated: 25/07/2009 at 12:35
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