Christian McNeill - Album Release Show
Born and raised in Derry, Christian McNeill is a mighty force of psychedelic folk-tinged alternative rock and soul. He plays his acoustic guitar like a drum and is renowned for gritty, passionate live shows and songs with memorable lyrics anchored in infectious melodies. If you trace his career arc back to his early days with post-punk band, Schtum, to his most recent project, Sea Monsters, you will hear an engaging style of singing and songwriting that is ever-evolving. The uncompromising honesty of the song "Zero" recently caught the ear of The E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt, who in turn placed two songs from McNeill's album "Everything's Up For Grabs," in heavy rotation on his globally broadcast, Underground Garage.
A New Englander of the past 20 years, he is a multi-Boston Music Award winner, taking home "Male Vocalist Of The Year," two years running in 2011 and 2012. He has shared the stage with an eclectic mix of artists including, Paul Weller, The The, Morphine, Peter Wolf, The Violent Femmes, Bootsy Collins, The Allman Brothers and Alex Chilton of Big Star to name a few.
In 2017, Christian will be touring the US, Canada and select cities throughout Europe in support of his latest record, "Trapped On The Planet - Part One."
He will be closing out 2016 with a very special "homecoming" record release show right here in the Nerve Centre. With opening sets by Rosborough and Reevah.