Neil Bob Herd

 
 

These days, besides his ‘Portering, NBH steps out as a solo or duo act, performing original material in the roots/ Americana vein, but with a distinct brogue - some years ago the venerable Proclaimers convinced the young NBH that he should sing in a geographically non-specific Scots accent.


Fruits of recent songwriting endeavours can be heard on the music page.


Condensed musical biog below:


Played in a selection of Scottish outfits, came to London and hooked up with various acts on the busking / alternative cabaret scene, spent a few years as “Scots Billy Bragg” spanning music & cabaret / comedy circuits - decided to focus on music after an unnamed Scottish comedy producer unwisely suggested abandoning the guitar.... formed pre-grunge power trio Handsome - made vinyl records.

Decided to focus on playing rather than endless band-administration and had musical adventures such as co-ordinating 25 Louie-Louie playing guitarists for comic & provocateur Mark Thomas, developing a steel guitar habit - precipitating a memorable summer spent in the Hank Williams bio-musical “Pills Thrills & Backaches” (“Hank” became Count Arthur Strong...) a brief tenure in suit-rockers Avalanche (“Marti Pellow meets the Bad Seeds..”) Then relented and formed a new outfit The Trophy Husbands, playing proper twanging country music. This led to being co-opted into Sid Griffin’s Western Electric and The Coal Porters... so we’re back at the top.

Happy holidays.


FACTS




Name: Neil Robert Herd

Responsibilities: Songwriting, singing, guitaring.

Name: Billy AG Muir

Occasional Responsibilities: Percussing,

Harmonising

Pronunciation





OCCUPATION(S)




Industry: Showbiz

Occupation: All the usual



favorites




Quote: “Let the dog see the rabbit”

Writing: Steinbeck, Burns, Annie Proulx

Films: Tender Mercies, The Station Agent, Little Miss Sunshine, Fargo, Faust, Usual suspects.

Radio: 6 Music, Shaun Keavney, Marc RileyR4, Sorry I Haven’t a clue, Today.

Resonance, Any time

Musicians: The Clash, Hank Williams, Nick Cave, Justin Townes Earle

Hardware: Lamy, Moleskine, Mac, Fender, Vox, Collings


contact




Usual suspects

 

Concert Appearances

& recorded works available

Pics : 

Sean McDonnell

Abner Perez

Currently booking for Concert Appearances

Spring / Summer / 2015 


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