Thursday 16th May
Neal Wilkinson

Doors open at 7:30pm

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Neal has been a first-call studio session musician since the mid-80s.
His feel, sound, and ability to play many different styles of music has led to recording and touring with a hugely diverse group of artists, including Van Morrison, James Morrison, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Annie Lennox, Joan Armatrading, Paul Carrack, Beverley Craven, Westlife, Ronan Keating, Michael Ball, Barefoot Servants (with Leland Sklar), Gang of Four, Ultravox, Mike and the Mechanics, Everything But the Girl, Gil Evans, Michel Legrand, Elmer Bernstein.
TV shows such as American Idol, Friends (10th series), X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing house band.
Movies, Star Wars - Return of the Jedi, Looking for Eric, Man Down, Mission Impossible, Avengers End Game.
London shows "Hair" and the Carole King show, "Beautiful”.
He has also held many masterclasses at Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity College and many others.

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Matt Green
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Matt is one of the UK's most versatile percussionists. He has emerged himself in all aspects of percussion and plays all range of music, from Baroque to Rock. Matthew often performs as a guest soloist with different groups, premier Big Bands and Jazz ensembles in and around the Midlands/London and in the studio recording for rock/pop artists. Matthew’s passion for world music which has led him to work with such artists as Ravi Shankar, collaborating between Eastern and Western musicians, UK’s leading nasheed group SHAAM and on the west coast of Ireland's folk scene. Matt's very popular workshops/clinics are both educational and inspiring.

Tickets £10 available from
Palace Theatre Box Office
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