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, Beverley Craven, 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 American Idol, Friends, X-Factor, movies Star Wars – Return of the Jedi, Looking for Eric, Man Down (to be released soon), and London shows “Hair” and the Carole King show, “Beautiful”.