Sustaining a head injury in a car accident in Apr 2009 changed his life. Shortly after the accident he had his first Psychotic episode. Music also entered into his life. In the fall of 2009, Andrew started writing songs on the keyboard w/o ever having any music training. In Apr 2010, he picked up a guitar for the 1st time. Since the accident, he has struggled with depression, Bi-polar, and has written over 200 songs. His songs reflect his struggles w/ themes of loneliness, loss, abandonment, etc. In Jul 2013, an episode landed him in a jail cell for 7 months. Now in a State Hospital, he writes/records songs in his room. Although not perfect recordings, he is able to convey the general structure and melody. His songs provide a window into his soul. There is a wonderful raw, unpolished innocence in his writing. Lyrics generally melancholy, reflecting realities of living w/ severe depression. A distinct style-sound. Influence of artists like Kurt Cobain, Elliot Smith, and Nick Drake.
  • Member Since: 2011
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Andrew,
You have listened to some of my music in the past. I have recently added an album to BJ. When you have the time, please have a listen.
Thanks, Norb Studelska



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Cyn
over 30 days ago to Andrew Neil

Great rock tune Andrew, on your "Red" performance; fine vocals and guitar! All the best to you!



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Andrew Neil
over 30 days ago to Andrew Neil

I have been released from the hospital and am currently living in a Group home in Charlottesville, VA getting my life back together. My dad and I published an Album called "Code Purple - Andrew Neil" which includes 11 of the 70 songs I wrote and recorded while hospitalized at Western State Hospital. It is available at CD Baby via digital download and CD. We also have 180 gr vinyl available in limited numbers. Contact me if interested in obtaining a copy. I wish you all a very Happy New Year filled with music and love. Peace to you. Sincerely, Andrew Neil

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Radiation Mountain
over 30 days ago

Hi Andrew --have you or your dad talked to Cal at Sidetracks about placing your work there?

Andrew Neil
over 30 days ago

Hi Jeff, My dad off 5 copies of the Vinyl at Sidetracks. You are talking about the record store?

Radiation Mountain
over 30 days ago

Yep --that's great!!



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