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Neil Cotton- Songwriter Information

Biography
Neil was raised in the West-end of Toronto Ontario. He took his first music lesson (lap-steel) when he was 8 years old but didn’t take up performing until he was 27. He has been with 3 Country-rock bands over the years playing locals bars on weekends.

 

During a 31-year career as a High School Science teacher, Neil dabbled in songwriter but upon retirement in 2000 he took it up in earnest. To this point in time his catalogue includes more than 100 songs.

 

During Oct. of 2001 one of his songs received air-play on Southern Ontario radio stations and he performed it LIVE on CHTV. That song was “Mayor Of Old Yonge Street”

 

The Internet has been the biggest exposure for Neil’s songs and a few of his songs have received strong reviewer support.

“Geriatric Gypsy” was Play of the Day in Folk/Country genre on

www.garageband.com. It also reached # 1 on www.buzzradio.com

 

In June of 2004, Neil entered a lyric competition at www.Tunesmith.net  and won with “ The Ballad Of Chubby And Bones”.

 

   “Give Half The Song To Me” was in the top 40 on www.cancountry.com radio. GIVE HALF THE SONG TO ME is  being played or has been played on radio in Australia (4 stations), New Zealand (4 stations), Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, UK and Sweden thanks to Triplestrand Productions!

 

 

March 5, 2009
Neil Cotton, Eddie Heinzelman and Cheryl Moon won the Tunesmith 2009 songwriting contest in Nashville with a song called SAY WHEN.


Website
http://www.upickedcotton.com

Discography
2002- Neil Cotton & Friends

 

250 + songs as work tracks mainly

www.soundclick.com/neilcotton

 

www.tunesmithpro.ning.com/profile/NeilCotton

 

Contact Information

cottonneil@hotmail.com
905-873-2637

39 McIntyre Cres. Georgetown ON L7G1N5

 

 

cottonneil@hotmail.com