Andrew Neil is considered an "Outsider music artist” along the lines of Daniel Johnston. When one listens to Andrew play live, one quickly realizes they are hearing something unique, distinctive and very special.
It’s a combination of Andrews raw unpolished driving rhythm percussive guitar playing on his vintage nylon string Ovation and his soft yet powerful and emotionally charged vocals as he takes one on an uncompromising musical journey. Andrew began writing songs following a head injury sustained in a car accident in 2009. Despite having no formal music training, Andrew has written 400 songs since. When he writes a song, he has no idea the key of the song or the chording. He plays what he hears in his head. In 2014 he was hospitalized due to a psychotic episode gone bad and remained in a state hospital for three years until May 2017. While hospitalized he wrote 70 songs and recorded them onto a battery powered recorder. Upon his release an Album containing 11 of those songs called "Code Purple-Andrew Neil” was produced and is the only record album ever produced in which all the songs were written and recorded in a State Hospital. Since discharge from the hospital, he has written scores of songs and finished recording his first Studio Album, “Merry Go Round” which was produced by Andy Waldeck.