Neil MacDonald began performing and writing music at a very young age. Cutting his teeth in the mid-eighties with Edmonton and Calgary punk rock bands, he shared the stage with many of his adolescent musical heroes, such as Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, 7 Seconds, the Circle Jerks and Fugazi, and many more. Maturing into one of Alberta’s premier pop/rock musicians, Neil has been a highly sought after side man, touring Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, and Iceland with various independent acts, sharing the stage with bands ranging from the likes of Blue Rodeo and Corb Lund, to Big and Rich and Gwar. Neil is known for his powerful pitch-perfect voice, which has kept him busy as session musician on numerous Canandian recordings.
Neil’s writing credits vary widely and plentifully, from Warner’s hit TV show Felicity to commercial jingle productions for NOW Radio and everything in between. His debut solo effort “Picture of Someone you Need” lived in the top 10 Earshot stations for months after its release.
Neil is currently playing guitar with the Award winning Outlaw Country act, the Boom Chucka boys based out of central Alberta. Between tour dates with the BCB, Neil keeps busy fronting his own original band, as well as the Flying Junque, which is a popular funk/blues/swampy trio based out of Edmonton.
Check out Neil’s music on Itunes under Neil Mac.