Neil Taylor (guitarist)

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Neil Taylor
Birth nameNeil Martin Taylor
Born (1961-01-26) 26 January 1961 (age 58)
GenresRock, pop
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1980-present
Associated actsRobbie Williams, Chris de Burgh, Tears for Fears, Natalie Imbruglia
WebsiteOfficial website

Neil Taylor (born 26 January 1961) is an English guitarist, best known for his long-time affiliation with Robbie Williams and for formerly being a member of Tears for Fears.


Taylor started playing in local bands in his youth before joining Neon as a session musician in the early 1980s. During this time he met Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal who, after founding Tears for Fears, asked Taylor to tour with them and play guitar tracks for their second album, Songs from the Big Chair (1985), and their third The Seeds of Love (1989). Taylor toured with the band several times between 1983 and 1990 and appears on their live concert videos In My Mind's Eye (1984) and Going to California (1990).[1] In the 1990s, he went on to play with several artists before becoming a regular member of Robbie Williams' band in 2003.[2][3]

In 2011 he left the Robbie Williams band and went on to play with Chris de Burgh.


In 2011, Taylor released his first solo album, No Self Control,[4] and toured Germany assisted by Gary Nuttal. In April 2012, he released his second album Chasing Butterflies.[4] in 2013 he came with No god like rock n.roll

In 2019 he makes his first solo turne in Austria with Roman Schwendt. He makes also a workshop for the children in Kirchberg am Wechsel and played with a Schoolband there. In the band was Johannes Riegler (guitarist), Tobias Erenhöfer (drums) and Manuel Alphons (Bassist).



  1. ^ a b c Tears for Fears discography at
  2. ^ He is now Back Touring with Chris de Burgh 2003 band lineup at
  3. ^ 2006 band lineup Archived 5 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine at
  4. ^ a b c

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