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Thoughts from the Band:


Erin: I like throwing things at Neal 


Eric:  Anyone who knows him knows hes got a

heart of gold and if you need him and he can help? He's there. He is the Guru of the 3 "P's" Photography, Percussion and Prince. Don't get him started! haha

Proud to share the stage and call this big talented goof of a guy.. my friend. 


Neal: Erin likes throwing things at me.







Full Name: Neal "B" Burstyn


Birthday: February 3rd, 1969


City Born: Toronto, Ontario


Current Equipment Used:

Yamaha Live Oak Custom Drums - green fade

(10, 12, 14, 5.5x14 Manu Katche snare),

YAMAHA Hex-Rack, various Sabian Cymbals

(Sabian Artist endorsee since 2004),

Roland SPD-SX, DW pedals, Regaltip 5B sticks.


Instruments played: Drums & percussion


Previous Bands:

Rough Trade

Carole Pope

Punjabi By Nature

Universal Honey

Adams Rib

Physical: The Olivia Newton-John Experience

RENO and numerous cover bands 

and many, many more 

artists and bands...


Most Memorable (Favorite) Gig:

Playing with Rough Trade on the same bill

with Journey, Boston, The Cult, Goddo, Headpins, The Beach Boys, The Animals, Blue Oyster Cult,

Wild T and the Spirit, The Doors of the 21st Century, Streetheart, Prism, Ratt and some other bands I can’t remember, at “2004 Manitoba Summerfest” 


Favorite Songs to play:

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes, Michael jackson - Shake Your Body Down To The Ground

The Who - Baba O'Riley

Bette Midler - The Rose


Least Favorite songs to play.

I’ll have to get back to you on that,

I find something I enjoy in every song I play

- even if I’m playing standards or typical cover songs,

I still dig deep for that groove/pocket.



Color: 100% Cyan

Movie: The Shining

Food: Vindaloo (HOT Indian Food)  

Artists: Sting, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, The Time, Tool, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Toto, Steely Dan, YES, Genesis, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Prince, D’Angelo, The Time, James Brown, Pat Metheny, Pink Floyd , The Beatles, Prince and The Time and many, many, many more!



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