“WHEN LIFE WAS BRILL – PART ONE” – AIRS TONIGHT AT 22:00 GMT ON BBC RADIO 2!

For our fans in the UK…When Life Was Brill

I’m hosting a two part documentary looking at the music, the writers, and the buildings in New York which created the soundtrack for a generation. I discuss the unique atmosphere of the late 50’s and early 60’s and how song writing changed from grown ups writing for teenagers to teenagers writing for teenagers, in addition to the Jewish tradition which shaped the background of so many of the writers. The programmes also reflect how the British invasion, the rise of Motown, the emergence of the singer/songwriters and the focus of the U.S music industry switched from New York to Los Angeles.

The first part airs TONIGHT at 22:00 GMT on BBC Radio 2.

Part Two airs on next Monday, April 27th! Click here for more information!

BEGINNING TO BREATHE AGAIN – JOHNNY ROCKS CLUB MIX – NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!

A few years ago, I wrote and recorded “Beginning to Breathe Again“, which was featured on my last album “The Real Neil“. It has been well-received at my live performances and I have received some incredibly moving letters from my fans about how much the song means to them.

As much as I love the acoustic, pure form of the song as originally released, I thought about trying something new with this particular piece. Once again, trying to raise the bar and reinvent Neil Sedaka, I felt that “Beginning to Breathe Again” could be a Dance song. I enlisted Dance Music Producer Johnny Rocks and we went to work.

I’m very proud of Johnny’s remix and I am very happy to share it all with you.

Beginning to Breathe Again” is available for Digital Download on iTunes and Amazon.

 Breathe Again - High Res

FOR OUR FRIENDS AND FANS IN TORONTO!!!!!!

Neil will be performing at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, ON on Monday, March 16, 2015 as part of a benefit for Chai Lifeline Canada: Sing For The Children.

Chai Lifeline Canada is a not for profit organization dedicated to helping Canadian children suffering from serious illness as well as their family members. They provide counseling for each member of the family, volunteers who bring an extra measure of adult attention and stability to children’s lives, tutoring for children who must miss school for extended periods of time, family retreats, special sibling programs, information, peer and professional support, and two extraordinary summer camp programs for seriously ill children help families retain a sense of normalcy and hope while fighting even the most dire pediatric diseases. All programs are free.

Please come out and support a very worthy cause!!!!
 
For more information on purchasing tickets, please click here
 

NEIL SEDAKA: KING OF SONG – AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BBC FOUR!

“Neil Sedaka: King of Song” is available to stream on BBC Four’s website for the next four weeks.
This documentary tells the story of Neil’s life and career, in which he had two distinct periods of success. Between 1958 and 1963 he sold over 25 million records, but then his career nose-dived after the Beatles and the British Invasion hit the USA. Leaving his homeland, he found success in the UK in the early 1970s and relaunched his career before returning to the US and achieving new stardom with songs like “Solitaire” and “Laughter in the Rain”. Featuring interviews with David Foster, Phil Cody, Anthony DeCurtis, Rich Podolsky and others!
 
Click here to stream!