Neil Harland

Based in the North East of England, Neil plays in a wide range of styles and has toured both in the UK and Europe. Apart fropm being a member of Fiddlers’ Bid, Neil works as a session musician recording for artists including: Revolver, Joe Cocker, Katherine Jenkins, Reno and more. He has recorded four albums and a live dvd with acclaimed blues/folk slide guitarist Johnny Dickinson.


Played on sessions for radio and TV and has performed at UK music festivals including, ‘T in the Park’ and ‘The V Festival’ and TV shows including ‘Later with Jools Holland’ and ‘Top of the Pops’.

Worked in Germany opening on tours for Gary Moore, The Hooters and Saga. He performed on the Rockpalast TV show in Bonn and as a tutor/performer at the Rock Legends Adventure in Cologne.

Double Bass

Neil also plays double bass and can be heard on cds by Katherine Jenkins , The Chris Stout Quintet, Chris Stout Brazilian Theory, Rachel Unthank and The Winterset, The Unthanks, Free Spirits (Indo-Jazz).

Recent Stuff

Recently performed with ‘The New York All-stars’ (featuring guitarist Elliott Randall and pianist Dave Keyes) at the Willowman festival and Blues to Bop festival in Lugano Switzerland.

Has just completed the Fiddlers' Bid tour and played at the Transform World music festival in Trondheim Norway and Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton, Canada.

Live Radio 2 session with singer/songwriter Chris Wood.

Celtic Connections Festival -Royal Concert Hall Glasgow with F.Bid

Chris Wood uk tour

Chris Wood new cd ‘None the Wiser’

Above and Beyond Acoustic , shows in London and Los Angeles

Above and Beyond †CD and live DVD.


Neil is now an endorsee for D’addario strings! †and uses D’addario Chromes and Nickel wound on electric bass, Helicore Hybrid on upright bass. More info to follow … New Website †coming soon…

Above & Beyond

Here’s a film of Neil playing upright and electric bass †with the very wonderful †Above & Beyond Acoustic.


Here’s some of the musicians he’s had the privilege to play for live, some of them gigs or tours and others one offs!

Elliott Randall, Dave Keyes, The New York All-stars, †Johnny Dickinson,

John Miles,The Great Paul Thompson, Alan Price (TV), Noel Redding (TV), Glen Matlock (TV), PP Arnold and Steve Cradock (TV).

Bobby Kimball (Rock Legends band), Tony Christie, Fiddlers Bid, Chris Stout Quintet and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Catriona McKay (Starfish),

Howe Gelb, Kristin Hersch, The Handsome Family, David Coulter, Eliza Carthy, Tim Erikson, †(“Murder Misery and Goodnight”).

Bob Fox, The Hush, Isaac Guillory, The Lanterns, Nusa, Samay, Free Spirits.

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