Neil Angilley is a brilliant pianist, equally at home playing jazz, Latin or classical. He has worked with the acid jazz percussionist Snowboy for many years, is MD for the violin virtuoso Vanessa Mae and includes work with the likes of Maceo Parker, Roy Hargrove, Lionel Richie, Lisa Stansfield and Jazz/Rock show War of The Worlds on a glittering CV. Neil’s debut album Havana Club was received with great acclaim and his second, highly impressive, album under his own name, Chango, featuring Snowboy amongst many others, was equally well received.
Neil's trio have just released a new recording called The Lake District. It is a symphonic work for piano, electric bass and drums which is an eclectic mix of jazz and classical music. The piece is written in nine movements which are a musical description of the beautiful Lake District in England. The work is a dedication to children’s author and conservationist Beatrix Potter who owned and donated a lot of the land to the National Trust. The composition draws on influences from great British classical composers such as Elgar and Vaughan Williams.