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Cyril Neville

Background information
Born October 10, 1948 (1948-10-10) (age 61)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres funk, R&B
Occupations musician
Instruments percussion
Labels M.C. Records
Associated acts The Soul Machine, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, The Endangered Species Band, The Uptown Allstars, Tribe 13

Cyril Neville (born in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 10, 1948), is a percussionist and vocalist who first came to prominence as a member of his brother Art Neville's funky New Orleans-based band, The Meters. He joined Art in the prestigious Neville Brothers band upon the dissolution of the Meters.

He has appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John and The New Orleans Social Club (among others.)

Neville wrote an article for the December 16, 2005 edition of CounterPunch, [1], titled "Why I'm Not Going Back To New Orleans" and was featured in the 2006 film, New Orleans Music in Exile. He currently lives in Austin, TX.

Cyril Neville's Blues Revue with Tab Benoit will be performing at The Voodoo Experience held at City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana over Halloween weekend 2009.[1]


  • 1994 The Fire This Time (Endangered Species) The Uptown Allstars
  • 1998 Soulo (Endangered Species) Cyril solo
  • 2000 New Orleans Cookin' (Endangered Species) Cyril solo
  • 2003 For The Funk Of It (Kongo Square) The Uptown Allstars
  • 2007 The Healing Dance (Jomar/Silk) Tribe 13
  • 2009 Brand New Blues (M.C.) Cyril solo


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