Biography

Neil Wilde is known for his amazing gift of performance 

the way he pounds the piano Boogie Woogie style 

 with a voice that is one minute strong and hard hitting 

and the next minute calm and serene. 

Neil is from God’s County, Yorkshire in England. 

Neil is always like a breath of fresh air and revives the spirits, spontaneous and gregarious and startlingly talented.

Never having any musical education 

Neil started his musical journey at the age of 12 playing guitar

and singing gospel music in church with his grandmother.  After winning local talent competitions 

at the age of 13 Neil says he was drawn to the piano by God.

By the age of 16 he played in his first professional band

20 Flight Rock, at 17 he had his own band Let The Good Times Roll and from 1976 to 1985 Neil travelled around the UK perfecting his pounding piano style. He performed alongside such artists as Mungo Jerry, Tommy Bruce,

Edison Lighthouse, The Bootleg Beatles, 

The Searchers, Shakin’ Stevens, The Jets, Showaddywaddy,  

to mention but a few.

 

In 1986 Neil started a tour that took him rocking around the world.  After rocking the boat on cruise ships and helping to shape the modern day concept of Rock’n’Roll piano bars around Scandinavia.  Neil settled in Stavanger Norway where he formed his band The Blue Masters.

Neil lived in Stavanger from 1990 until 2004 performing alongside many of Norway’s top Stars.  Neil became very popular performing original songs he and Tony Burton had written in the early 90’s.  Playing at Festivals, Dance clubs, and events all around Norway followed by TV and Radio appearances, and gaining a record deal and sponsorship

from Yamaha Scandinavia.

 

In 2004 due to ill heath in Neil’s family he returned to his roots in Yorkshire, where he lives today.