Originally from Edinburgh I lived in Manchester, England for 15 years and I had my first record deal with New Order manager Rob Gretton's label as a singer songwriter under the name Neil Alexander. Together with singer Dawn Zee I formed Jersey Street in 1998 and released 2 singles with London label Junior Boys Own/Junior. Both tracks were in an organic deep house style. Following on from this , keyboard player Matt Steele joined the group and we released 2 albums through Glasgow Underground Records influenced by a range of styles including house, Afro beat, soul, jazz and latin. We released other tracks through labels such as Yellow/Paris, Blue Plate/Chicago, Defected/ London. I also produced a wide variety of tracks for other artists which have appeared on compilations such as Beach House/Hed Kandi, and Brazilian Beats/Mr Bongo. After moving to Barcelona I provided music for a range of adverts and short films as well as having a publishing contract with Sony/BMG Spain. During this time my production partner Matt has continued to tour and record with the Brand New Heavies, while Dawn Zee featured on New Order's worldwide hit Crystal. We are now back to work as Jersey Street in 2017 completing our third album Love Rising Up, on a completely live soul/jazz tip, featuring string quartets, horn sections and much more. A live album is also going to be made available for download in 2017.
Name: Neil Reid
Lives in: Barcelona, Spain
Occupation: Music Composer, Musician, Producer, Songwriter and Sound Designer