Neil Elliott Dorval on the Grand Piano Goes Viral
25 October 2011
Neil Elliott Dorval has established a significant Internet presence and infrastructure during the artist’s 2011 marketing campaign. His YouTube views are rapidly approaching 100,000. “Hits” include “A Permanent Vacation”(featuring “Was Not Was” lead vocalist – Sweet Pea Atkinson), which is soaring toward 20,000 views, and it’s polar opposite. “A Warm Summers Night”, featuring guitarist Peter White, surpassing 10,000. Neil’s original song “Jumpin’ At The Java”(paired with Hand Jive – Aiko Aiko) has triggered 3,000 views in the first month since it has been uploaded. Other videos of Neil’s Piano work which have been drawing rave reviews and significant numbers, include his renditions of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released”, & Van Morrison’s Moondance (both around 4,000), as well as Neil’s original composition. “Morning Sunrise” approaching 5,000. The comments on Neil’s YouTube Channel from viewers are sincere and very touching in content. Former A&M Records executive Ken Tanaka has taken on Management efforts on behalf of Neil. “Imaginary Music Friends” has also graciously extended open arms to Neil’s recordings as to prospective music placement in film. Neil also has a pending Audiophile deal in Asia. For those who have not heard Neil’s work, he is best described as a hybrid of the styles of the great pianomen, including but not limited to, Bruce Hornsby, Dr. John, Bob James, Elton John, Nat King Cole…, & sidemen such as Billy Payne(Little Feat & L.A. Session cat), Roy Bitton(The East Street Band), Chuck Leavell(The Allman Brothers & The Rolling Stones) … Neil Dorval’s array of versatile broadcast and distribution ready Piano renditions & quality singer songwriter productions has brought him significant attention from music moguls, and industry heavyweights, such as Rob Kahane, Guy Eckstine, David Kershenbaum, Andy Factor, Jason Miles, Lynn Robin Greene, ECM president Sara Humphries, former MCA records president and current Sony producer Bruce Dickinson, and Half Note Records owner Jeffrey Levinsson. Wine & Jazz magazine owner Mike Nordskog has also become a fan of Neil’s Piano work. Current Steely Dan tour musicians Keith Carlock & Walt Weiskopf have expressed their willingness in participating with Neil on future projects. Neil has plans to enlist other top music names, to record on future projects. In addition to many others, Jazz Sax legend Tom Scott has befriended Neil on Facebook, as has Jackson Browne guitarist Mark Goldenberg. (Mark’s wife Jennifer Condos, has recorded on Neil’s work. She has also worked with Jackson Browne, Marc Cohn, Peter Cetera, and Don Henley). Neil has also established a friendship with former A&M records recording artist, Raspin Stewart. The two plan to write together as well as enroll other songwriters and producers into their fold to maximize their hitmaking potential. Neil Dorval is also a Board Certified Music Therapist, and has provided more direct patient care, than anyone ever on planet earth. He continues to do this work as the opportunities present themselves. Neil is available as an OPENING support act for Concert performers, as a Music Director & or Pianist for live events, television, and as a hired gun for sessions & concerts... Neil’s original CD “UNDERNEATH THE MOON AND STARS” is available for purchase on iTunes. His SOLO PIANO CD “MUSIC FOR DECEMBER” will also soon be available on iTunes. Access Neil’s music via his Facebook Music – Band Page Music Player, as well as on ReverbNation, Soundcloud, and on his personal Facebook page (click “See older posts”). Follow Neil Elliott Dorval on Twitter. Download your copy today on iTunes. Featuring Grammy Award winners Grover Washington Jr. & Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney) + Peter White, Warren Hill, and WAS NOT WAS vocalist Sweet Pea Atkinson, Jennifer Condos(Don Henley, Jackson Browne), Hutch Hutchinson(Ringo Starr Bonnie Raitt), Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, The Wallflowers).