Neil bullock turned professional at the age of seventeen, having started playing drums at the age of eight.
Neil studied privately with the world renowned drummer Mal Garrett from the Birmingham Conservatoire.
He won a clutch of awards as a teenager, including two Musicians' Union 'Most Promising Young Musician' awards, three 'TV Times Outstanding Drummer Awards', and The BBC Big Band 'Best Drummer Prize' and the Musicians' Union 'Outstanding Musician Award'.
Some of the artists Neil has worked with include:
Broadcast (Warp Records)
Steve White (Paul Weller)
Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
Chris Bowden's Tomorrow Band
BBC Big Band
John Horlers Modern Jazz Trio
Anthony Costa (Blue)
Daniel Pearce (Pop Stars the Rivals Winner)
Steve Brookstein (X-factor winner)
Michelle McManus (Pop Idol winner)
Noel Sullivan (HearSay)
Louise Marshall (Jools Holland)
Chris Storr (Jools Holland)
Bryan Corbett Quartet
Fat Chops Big Band
Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake)
Jon Brookes (Charlatans)
Sean Freeman (Level 42)
Yorkshire TV house-band
Central TV house band
Jeff Hooper Big Band.
In The Groove -New Star Studied Band.
P.P Arnold (Small Faces)
Tony Jacobs’ Touring Show
Tommy Blaize (BBC Strictly Come Dancing Vocalist)
Ben Markland Quintet
Julian Mark Stringle’s Dream Band
Sue Greenway Big Band
Matthew Ford Theatre Tour and Band
Jeff Hoopers’ Swing Easy Band
Fillet of Soul Featuring Jools Holland Horns
Jane McDonald’s Touring Band.
Neil has recently joined Kenny Thomas’s touring band. and has also joined Digby Fairweather’s London Half Dozen and Premier Quartet.
Some of the Shows & Recordings Neil has worked on include:
Lets Twist Again - Chris Madin - Lead vocalist on BBC TV Strictly Come Dancing Show
Boogie Nights - Anthony Costa, Alvin Stardust.
Oh What A Night - Kid Creole.
What a Feeling - Noel Sullivan.
Legends of Soul - David Guest - Sheila Fergurson, Rose Royce.
Magic of Motown
Neil joined Broadcast (Warp records) in 2003 and recorded the following:
HAHA Sound - listed in the Guardians 1000 records to hear before you die, Pitchforks top 50 albums of 2003, top electronic albums of 2003 in America.
PENDULUM EP - listed in Bjorks top ten playlist in the Guardian and made John Peel's (Radio One) festive 50 of 2003.
WITCH CULTS OF THE RADIO AGE - Paul Wellers favourite album of 2009.
Other recording highlights include :
KIKA - (Universal) No 1 Album in Pourtugal 2012
KENNY THOMAS - (Solus) - Breathe
MATTHEW FORD - (Diving Duck) Portrait
STILL CORNERS - (Subpop) - New album
BRYAN CORBETT QUARTET - Message of Iridesence.
FAT CHOPS BIG BAND – A Nightingale Sang - Guest Mark Nightingale
CHRIS BOWDEN’S TOMORROW BAND - Three to get ready, two to get set, one to go. 3 Album Triology.
Neil performed in 'The World’s Greatest Drummer', a tribute to Buddy Rich, and was also asked to be the featured drummer at 'A night to remember', a tribute to Ronnie Verrell, (Animal from The Muppets, Ted Heath and The Frank Skinner show).
Neil has featured in a five page article in Rhythm magazine and has appeared in Drummer Magazine.
At this time Neil was a member of the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO), which he left at the age of twenty one after appearing at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Following a meeting with Danny Gottlieb, (Pat Metheny), Neil went to New Jersey to study with Dave Brubeck's world renowned drummer, Joe Morello, and also studied privately with the greatest exponent of the Moeller technique, Jim Chapin.
Neil joined The Red Lemon Electric Blues Band at a young age and went on to tour with Chuck Berry, played shows as support to Robert Plant and made a record number of appearances at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Over the last few years Neil has worked on numerous occasions with the BBC Big Band both live and on radio broadcasts.