Neil Bullock turned professional at the age of seventeen, having started playing drums at the age of eight, studying privately with the world-renowned drummer Mal Garrett from Birmingham's Royal Conservatoire. Working hard to perfect his craft with outstanding dedication, Neil went on to win a clutch of music awards as a teenager, including two musicians union ‘Most Promising Young Musician Awards’, three TV Times ‘Outstanding Drummer Awards’, ‘The BBC Kenny Clare Drummer Prize’ (Broadcast on Radio 2) and the Musicians Union ‘Outstanding Musician Award’.
Neil gained copious amounts of playing experience as a young musician and was a key member of the Midland Youth Jazz orchestra, which he left at the age of twenty one after appearing at the Montreux jazz festival in Switzerland. After a meeting with Danny Gottlieb, (Pat Metheny), Neil went to New Jersey to study with Dave Brubeck's world -renowned drummer, Joe Morello and also studied privately with the greatest exponent of the Moeller technique, Jim Chapin.
To kick start his illustrious career, Neil landed his first dream job playing with the ultimate Rock N Roll superstar Chuck Berry, as well as playing in shows supporting Robert Plant and making a record number of appearances at the iconic Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, London. Over the last few years Neil has worked with the BBC Big Band on both BBC sessions and live, toured with major artists including; Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Jane McDonald, Kenny Thomas, Cliff Richard to name a few..!
Alongside Neil's professional career is his hugely successful and inspiring Drum School, training aspiring students to the highest possible level, giving them the understanding, guidance and skills to embark on their own successful journey. As head Drum coach at Wolverhampton University, teaching at degree level, Neil guides students though exams seamlessly, giving students access to industry recognised qualifications and skills that will last a lifetime.