Neck Biography

Neck is a six-piece Celtic punk band from the North London neighbourhood of 'County' Holloway (known informally thus due to its Irish population). Led by Leeson O'Keeffe, a former member of Shane MacGowan and the Popes, the band blends traditional Irish music with punk rock. Neck take their lead, both musically and ideologically, from two other London rebel bands: The Clash and The Pogues. Their anti-racism single "Everybody's Welcome to the Hooley!," charted in the UK Top 100 & Indie charts.

Their defiant, uplifting music reflects the life experience of the emigrant and second-generation Irish, and can be heard on The Emerald Diamond, a documentary film about the Irish National Baseball Team; they contributed two songs, the traditional "Star of the County Down" and the original "Every Day's Saint Patrick's Day." They also appeared performing the traditional "Carrickfergus" and the original "The Ferry Fare" in the 1999, Belfast-set, film [http://imdb.com/title/tt0160596/ With or Without You].

Their musicianship is also well respected, with various members & ex-members guesting live & on other bands recordings: the most well known being O'Keeffe guesting, on banjo, with the Alabama 3, as well as co-writing an original song "That's it, I quit" on the Hayseed Dixie album "No Covers".

Neck have toured extensively throughout Europe, the USA, UK and Ireland, becoming firm international festival favourites.

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