Neil Brocklebank is a distinctive, energetic guitarist from York (England) who describes his style as rock guitar, as demonstrated on his latest release, “Audio Violence”.
His guitars of choice consist of an Ibanez RG540P2 and a Maverick ‘Neil Brocklebank’ signature model.
Brocklebank has played guitar since 1983, and clearly states his career goal, “The UK doesn’t seem to produce great rock guitar players any more.
Something must be done and in a humble way I’m flying the flag. It would be great to be seen as someone who reversed the trend of the last decade or so. My main aim, however, is to ‘entertain’ people with the guitar.”
When asked about his favorite effect for the guitar, Brocklebank replied, “Distortion,” and mentioned his musicial goals, “To express real life emotions, probably a lot of dark anger that has built up over the years.
Audio Violence album was very specific. The meanings in the songs are explained both on the album sleeve and on the neilbrocklebank.com web site.”
He would love to someday study with a huge iconic artist, someone perhaps who inspired him when he was young, and is currently listening to Foofighters, Disturbed, Chilli Peppers and Dream Theater. His greatest satisfaction? “Playing guitar live, best feeling in the world,” he states unequivocally.
Brocklebank lists ongoing and upcoming projects thus, “Composing, programming and generally wood-shedding. ”
Neil was a Rotosound endorsee back in the 1990’s and was featured in Rotosound advertising.
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