A new ensemble from synth and keys Master, Neil “Nail” Alexander, with Mike Colletti/Bass and Tony Parker/Drums
Keyboardist/composer, Neil Alexander, remains passionately involved in production, live sound, musical theater, modern dance and film. He leads up several notable local ensembles such as Mr’ Gone” (with Peter Furlan), Neil Alexander & NAIL and the Thunderhead Organ Trio (with Joe Gil). He recently released his first Ambient Electronic CD enitled “Soft Invaders”. Before that he released his first solo piano CD “Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1” to critical acclaim. He has worked with variety of artists such as Gunther Hampel, Tal Ross (P-Funk), Erik Lawrence, and The Adaptors Movement Theater, held the keyboard chair in Gregg Bendian’s “Mahavishnu Project”, and in the successful Pink Floyd Tribute “The Machine“, where he was a driving force in the group’s sound and subsequent success. Neil recently completed a two year solo piano tour performing his transcription of Stravinsky’s “Rite Of Spring” for its 100th anniversary.
For over thirty years, bassist Michael Colletti has been one of the area’s most sought-after musicians, whose approach combines funky grooves with jazz undertones. He exudes positive, infectious energy wherever he’s playing.Colletti’s session work includes Leslie West’s Alligator release, recording with Frank Carillo (Peter Frampton, Carillo, Doc Holliday), Cary DeNigris (Chico Hamilton/Jack McDuff) and CD releases with Eric Hill, McGroovin and Peter Martin (upcoming).
Tony Parker, of well-known “Parker Brothers” drumming family, has played with Maria Muldaur, Joan Osborne, Rick Danko, among others. Tony can be heard, currently with Blue Food, Exit 19, Painted Blue Sky, Abe and the Groove and Cloudburst.