BC 500 is an ever-changing lineup of some of the worlds finest musicians fromdifferent styles of music playing music that takes the 60s electric blues movement to the next level while still honoring traditional blues. It’s an exciting and energetic performance of some of the finest live music to be heard today. BC 500 is an ancient Egyptian term which means Real life experiences and that’s with the band bases its music on.
This 5 piece band features: Johnny Neel on Keyboards-Vocals (Life Time Achievement Award from the Grammy’s for his work with The Allman Brothers.)
Quentin Jones on guitar-vocals, (Rockabilly Hall of Famer) and producer (The Rockats, Charlie Gracie, Tommy Conwell, The Gas House Gorillas, Robert Gordon, Nick Kane.)
Kenny Aaronson – Bass, Vocals. (Rolling Stone’s Bassist of the Year, The Yardbirds, Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer, Mick Taylor, Hall and Oats, Dave Edmunds, Joan Jett, Billy Idol…)
Mark (Dr. Harmonica) Kenneally on Harmonica-Vocals, (Rockett 88, George Thorogood. His band Rockett 88 has seen many young artists go to start their own bands in the area, including Tommy Conwell.. Young Rumblers Ron Smith and Hank Carter from The Destroyers, Mike Davis… Bulletts, Paul , “Dutch” Holland.. Blue Falcons, John Tictin.. Johnny and The Headhunters, Dr. Seth L Ivins, MD… Mink Deville’, Ian Greaves … Iron Maiden.)
David Uosikkinen- Drums. (Hooters, Robert Gordon, Charlie Gracie)
Born blind, musically gifted and overflowing with soul, Johnny Neel cut his first record at the age of 12.
Today, he is well-known as one of the country’s most soulful and versatile players. Neel’s Blues, Funk, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Country and Southern Rock all fused into one deep-rooted sound, renders him sought after by many top music industry professionals across the globe.
Although an amazingly gifted pianist, B-3 organist, and harmonica player, Neel is best known for his songwriting. Formerly with Allman Brothers (1989-1991), Neel is a Grammy Nominated Keyboardist, Singer/Songwriter, and a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Among other chart topping hits, Neel co-wrote the Allman Brothers “Good Clean Fun” with Allman and Betts, which provided the Allman Brothers their first #1 hit in over 15 years. Many of Neel’s songs have been recorded by such artist’s as Montgomery Gentry, Delbert McClinton, John Mayall, Dickey Betts, Michael McDonald, John Louis Walker, Gov’t Mule, as well as cuts with HBO, FOX Sports and Disney.
Johnny Neel has shared the stage with many great artists such as: BB King, Widespread Panic, Steve Winwood, Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and Bruce Willis. Other musical associations, including songwriting over the years are: Bonnie Riatt, Huey Lewis, Bruce Hornsby, David Allen Coe, Joe Diffie, Keith Whitley, Suzy Bogguss, Ann Peebles, Deep Fried, W.I.N.D, Keith Urban, and the list goes on...
Johnny Neel has tours all over the US and Europe, astonishing audiences with his powerful vocal and amazing keyboard technique.
Johnny Neel – The Real Deal. A MUST see for serious music enthusiasts.