Sounds Like: Pat Metheny, Weather Report, Jan Hammer, John Scofield, Squarepusher
Label: Pdog Records
Manager: Neil Alexander
This calendar and email list are NO LONGER MAINTAINED. Please sign up on the NAILing list at My primary webpage - http://nailmusic.com. THANKS for your support!
Now somewhat outdated bio:
“All music is crossover”, says Neil Alexander, a Jazz Synthesist and composer from Newburgh, N...See Full Bio
: The NAILNews Daily is out! http://t.co/sKSRTo3SIZ Stories via @mikecrain @FerIsella @OccupyWallStNYC
“..(Neil Alexander) hits Classical, Jazz, Rock, and Electronic forms with with equal virtuosity. I hit a couple of other links of your work that I'd never heard. ALL incredibly well done. BRAVO... again! - Craig McCornock, via internet”
Ask Neil 'Nail' Alexander anything...
Q: How - given just how huge the range of things you can do with a keyboard instrument is - did you decide to focus on the guitar-like melodic stuff that you play with Nail? I love it :)
A: It kind of just happened... I was strongly influenced by early 70's synthesists like Pat Moraz, Keith Emerson and more; specifically Jan Hammer and his incredible pitch bending technique. His album "Black Sheep" featured extensive "guitar" trax, all done on a custom Minimoog. Couple that with my love of the guitar - John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Bill Frisell, Scofield - I found myself taking the synth further & further into "guitar land".
Asked by Steve Lawson. Answered on Sat Jul 14 2012All Questions