Grammy winning guitarist engineer producer Neil Citron, Grammy Award Winner, Feline Music
NEIL CITRON

Neil Citron - Producer/Engineer/Musician

BangTower and Black Cat 6 guitarist/producer/engineer/songwriter Neil Citron has has a long and successful career in the music business for decades. When Neil's cousin Howard Leese, of Heart & Bad Company fame, taught him his first chords at age 13, he fell in love with guitar. Starting early on, he got  the opportunity to work with Roy Thomas Baker during the recording of The Cars, Foreigner and Journey. Neil knew then that recording and mixing would be a big part of his music career. Like the Doors and Van Halen, Neil's band "Prodigy" became the house band at Gazzarris’ famous club on the Sunset Strip and soon Neil and the band were signed to Mercury Records, touring the US for several years opening up for “Manfred Mann”, “Y & T”, and Triumph. 

As a guitar player, Citron has worked on many recordings of artists from all over the world including most recently Black Cat 6, BangTower, Quite Riot, Lana Lane and others and released several solo records including "In Search of Higher Ground" and  "Flavored Jam" (available here from Declassified Records) & "Absolute" and "Guitar Dreams" (Favored Nations). 

Neil has engineered & produced records for major artists like John 5, Slash, Joe Satriani, and John Waite. He ran and produced at Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Vai's studio “The Mothership;” with artists such as Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, The Yardbirds, and The Wallflowers. After building a portable rig for Steve and recording his year long tour, Neil recorded the "Live at the Astoria” album, which earned him a Platinum record. Shortly after that success, Neil recorded the live album from guitar greats  the Steve Lukather & Larry Carlton entitled  "No Substitutions: Live in Osaka" for which Neil won a Grammy Award.  

Neil excels in song writing, and has co-written music for projects with Dino De Laurentiis, Chrysalis Records and Playtone Productions, as well as band like Quiet Riot and Wasp. He's well versed in recording multiple genre’s including Acoustic, Metal, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, and Hip Hop. Some of the movie soundtracks he’s worked on have included “That Thing You Do” (Tom Hanks), “My Big Fat Greek Wedding I & II, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (Oprah Winfrey,) “Ricki and the Flash” (Jonathan Demme) featuring Meryl Streep, on which Neil personally coached Meryl on the guitar. Currently, he owns his own own mixing room and continues to record, mix and master many major artists including the last Quiet Riot releases as well as music for the film and entertainment industry.

SOLO ALBUMS - CD & DOWNLOAD

BANDCAMP STORE

Neil Citron In Search of Higher Ground

Neil Citron - "In Search of Higher Ground"

Neil Citron BANDCAMP HOME PAGE

Neil Citron BANDCAMP HOME PAGE

Neil Citron Flavored Jam on BandCamp

Neil Citron - "Flavored Jam"

MERCHANDISE

Morley "MAVERICK" Mini Wah: AUTOGRAPHED PEDAL + T-Shirt

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AUTOGRAPHED "MAVERICK" MINI WAH (by Neil Citron) from Morley Pedals. - NEW PEDAL includes Morley T-Shirt (XL) This is the wah pedal that Neil used on "With N With Out" and subsequent releases. 1 of 2 pedals originally ordered (Neil kept #1). Signed in 2016.

"The Morley Maverick Mini Wah brings the company's legendary prowess in this field of effects into the modern era with one of the most compact chassis's available on the market. Built on an electro-optical design, this tiny titan pot-less design makes for no-hassle upkeep, and the distinctly vintage wah character will deliver classic tone without eating up a lot of pedal-board space."

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NEIL CITRON "In Search of Higher Ground": AUTOGRAPHED CD
  • NEIL CITRON "In Search of Higher Ground": AUTOGRAPHED CD

NEIL CITRON "In Search of Higher Ground": AUTOGRAPHED CD

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AUTOGRAPHED - DIGITAL TRACKS REMASTERED “In Search Of Higher Ground” is the debut solo CD from Grammy winning guitarist, engineer and producer Neil Citron. Originally recorded in 1994, the Digital versions of the record offered here have been re-mastered from the original master tapes to further highlight the sonic beauty of this musical masterpiece. The 13 track album also features Keyboardist Erik Norlander, Drummer Walter Garces, Tony Franklin on Fretless Bass, and one track (Why) with symphonic rock singer Lana Lane on vocals.

Neil Citron delivers an instrumental magnum opus of guitar virtuosity and acrobatics mixed with his familiar melodic sensibilities, all of which keeps his music with the listener long after the songs have stopped. His fluid yet commanding guitar style weaves through heavy rock arrangements with memorable phrasing and intrepid tonalities.

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NEIL CITRON "Flavored Jam": AUTOGRAPHED CD
  • NEIL CITRON "Flavored Jam": AUTOGRAPHED CD
  • NEIL CITRON "Flavored Jam": AUTOGRAPHED CD
  • NEIL CITRON "Flavored Jam": AUTOGRAPHED CD

NEIL CITRON "Flavored Jam": AUTOGRAPHED CD

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AUTOGRAPHED CD -
Album Notes by Neil Citron: Gregg and Matt and I sat in a room together and jammed for 6 hours. The result is this CD. Each song was played once and then cut down in length. Gregg and Matt played what came to them and no direction was given. This is like the old days when musicians actually got together and. just played off of each other and let the notes fall where they may. It was one of the greatest experiences of my music career.

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Casting Shadows: AUTOGRAPHED PLAQUE

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LIMITED EDITION (2): Autographed Commemorative Plaque from "Casting Shadows" release. Issued by Diskmakers in 2014 ("gold" part can be replaced). Signed by Percy Jones, Walter Garces and Neil Citron. LIMITED TO ONLY 2 UNITS. Also includes BangTower CD catalog (3 CD's) along with immediate download of "CASTING SHADOWS". Shipped via USPS Priority Mail in US. International will be cheapest method.

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Casting Shadows: AUTOGRAPHED POSTER

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LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED POSTER - Signed by members Neil Citron, Percy Jones & Walter Garces, artist Saxon Brice and Producer Jon Pomplin 18 x 24 Poster of the hauntingly beautiful original artwork created for the "Casting Shadows" CD cover by artist Saxon Brice. Originally created from multiple layered elements and disciplines including water color, ink, charcoal and pencil. the master was lost due to the nature of the layered artwork being combined for print reproduction. There are only a total of 250 available (only 300 posters ever printed). Ships in Poster Tube and is suitable for framing (recommended) with standard poster/picture frames (18" x 24"). Includes immediate download of "CASTING SHADOWS" and FREE SHIPPING

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