Neil Durant - Keyboards
Neil Durant started his journey into keyboard/synth playing with the purchase of a Korg MS10 monosynth in the 1980s, and quickly set about learning the prog keyboard craft, later adding to it with various bits of home made and second hand electronic music equipment. After involvement with a number of mostly forgettable bands, he formed the London-based progressive rock/fusion band Sphere³ with Steve Anderson, and later Bill Burnett and Jamie Fisher. Although it started as a five-piece band with vocals, it soon evolved into a fully instrumental unit, releasing its debut album in 2002 to substantial critical acclaim. Along the way, Neil made a number of temporary stand-in appearances with Grey Lady Down, and '70s cult TV/film theme tune legends The Incredibly Strange Film Band.
Neil was born in Yorkshire, but now lives in Surrey, England. He pays the bills working by day as a software engineer developing post-production software for the film industry.