TLBTV: The American Vision ‘Pulls Back The Curtain’ With Guest – Neal Fox – Singer, Musician, Composer, Film Maker, Artist, Activist … etc…, etc…
Neal Fox was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and formed his first band at age 15. He bought a Farfisa organ when his accordion was stolen and was then introduced as “Neal Fox and his 90-pound Organ.” He played gigs from Manhattan clubs to Catskill Mountain resorts. He survived the wedding and bar mitzvah circuit, but his tux did not. He hasn’t owned a suit since.
Neal met sax player Gus Mancini and drummer Keith Falling at the New York College of Music and played clubs on Long Island, first as the “High Times” and later as “The Feather Merchants.” Neal and Gus were signed to Polydor’s Event label. Their album, “Mancini & Fox,” received solid reviews and Fox’s song, “But I Could Reach the Wisdom of Solomon,” was a charted single.
Recording Artist: A Painting by Neal Fox
Neal first signed a contract as a solo artist on Columbia Records. Later, he signed with RCA Records where his album, “A Painting,” was highly praised, producing the Top Ten Dance Club Hit, “In the Jungle” about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Billboard Magazine claimed he “was equally at home in blues, rock, pop and jazz motifs.” With an indie spirit and eclectic style, he wasn’t easily pigeonholed. “I don’t follow trends; don’t write what’s popular. Just stay true to myself.” And that was a marketing nightmare.
Jingles, Jingles, More Jingles and More Awards
Neal and his future partners, Rick Patterson and Ron Walz, were known as Patterson, Walz & Fox. The trio composed music for hundreds of commercials, TV themes, and promos for all the major networks from CBS to VH-1. Fox’s personal contributions were writing and producing music for Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, Bryant Gumbel’s Public Eye, CBS Saturday Morning, and the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
He received many Clio, Addy and Telly awards. He also co-scored two of the Killer Tomato movies with Rick Patterson and was the voice of Fuzzy Tomato (“FT”). Locked away in his custom-built home studio, he wrote his first full-length musical, “Meat Street” and pre-released the score on his label, Wire Duck Records. www.wireduck.com
Neal followed up with “Jingle This,” a romantic comedy loosely based on his experiences in the jingle biz, and two more CDs: “Hotel del Swell,” a mix of vocals and lite jazz instrumentals, and the adult contemporary CD, “HiPOCRACY.” Another 10 albums followed.
In the late 1990s, Fox and his wife Naomi, along with partner Stuart Weiner, created a children’s book series called, The Confetti Company. Narrated by actor Robert Guillaume (Benson), it inspired the HBO series, Happy Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.
Neal taught himself animation and videography and created a one-man multimedia show, “Pigeonholes” which is a tongue-in-cheek knock at the major labels he fought that were creative restriction for the sake of marketing. Pigeonholes showcased in San Diego and Hollywood in 2005. He left CBX for another one-man show, “Thank You, Dan Rather” which he performed in Ft. Lauderdale in 2007.
Music Connection declared his Now It’s Personal CD (2008) to be “edgy and alternative” with “a Billy Joel soundalike that is quite uncanny.” It ranked #4 on their Top 25 new music chart. And Mainly Piano raved about Solo Piano, Vol. I. (2009): “An exceptionally strong player, Fox’s music reflects a wide range of musical styles and influences, creating a unique voice…Very highly recommended!”
Neal’s outrageous but accurate music video about the Federal Reserve System, F**k the Fed, won two film festival awards in 2008 and is still being played as well as being shared all over the internet on: www.Youtube.com/NealF
In December 2010, his digitally enhanced work, Life Sucks, won First Prize for Photography in Through the Eyes of Love, an exhibit honoring World AIDS Day.
First Short Films
His first short film, The Life and Times of Satchel Tomain, a lighthearted mockumentary about an eclectic musician who mysteriously vanishes, screened in two film festivals.
The controversial, Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, created for the multimedia collaboration, EXPOSED the Art Project, stirs things up on YouTube where it has received more than 800,000 views. It won Best Documentary award from Artists for a Better World in 2011.
The Conspiracy Project
As an activist artist, Neal created a series also called, The Conspiracy Project. The museum quality prints are now available at: TheArtOffensive.com. Neal has won acclaim for his indie CDs, music videos, art, short films and full-length documentary: The Conspiracy Project. The Conspiracy Project continues to win recognition and awards from film festivals, including Best Score. It is available free on YouTube.
Animation and “Uncle Neal’s Neighborhood
Neal’s latest adventure is animation with his first ever animated short film “Hat.” “You Have The Right” is an animated music video about human rights. His newest creation is a video series entitled “Uncle Neal’s Neighborhood.” Watch for the release of these new videos.
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To find out more about, or to contact Neal, click on the image/links below:
Webpage: The Real Neal Fox
Webpage: The Conspiracy Project
Uncle Neal’s Neighborhood: YouTube Video
Uncle Neal’s Trailer: YouTube Video
Conspiracy Theory: YouTube Video
YouTube: Neal Fox
Patreon: Neal Fox
Twitter: Neal Fox
REVERBNATION: Neal Fox
Facebook: Neal Fox
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About TLBTV Show Host and TLB Project Contributing Author … Author of ’20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR AMERICA’
Bill Muckler is a long-time contributor is The Liberty Beacon Project and has appeared on numerous TLB radio and TV shows. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; graduated from Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) and received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he spent two years in Air Force ROTC.
Bill entered the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA upon graduation and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant; spent four and one-half years on active duty, and then eleven years as a Ready Reservist. He holds the permanent rank of Captain and held a Top Secret Security Clearance.
As an entrepreneur, Bill founded Muckler Typographic Corporation in St. Louis, MO. He was the owner and operator of that small business which provided typography services for Ad Agencies, Art Studios, Printers and Lithographers for ten years.
Bill has been a Work Process Management Consultant for 40 years and eventually an owner and director of his consultancy. His firm assessed business operations, conducted management and leadership training, and implemented process solutions as a problem solver in energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, assembly, technology, food processing, health care and communications at more than 300 locations over the past 40 years.
Bill has three children: Angela, Christa and Christian; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He has lived in St. Louis, Columbia, Ferguson and St. Charles in Missouri. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. Panama City, Marco Island, St. Augustine and Cocoa, Florida. He has worked in, visited or travelled to 45 states, eleven countries and numerous islands in many seas.
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