NEIL SIMON THE ROMANTIC TENOR The Romantic Tenor portrays the serenading singer and wandering troubadour. He is the hero who is not afraid to show his romantic side in the manner of the ''and all because the lady loves'' advertisement. Each song on the Romantic Tenor CD represents a state of love and show a wide range of emotions portrayed by Neil Simon's romantic voice. All the songs are from a golden period of song writing in Italy from the mid 1850's to the early 1900's and create a perfect romantic atmosphere. Neil's tenor voice is powerful and lyrical, ardent, passionate and full of warmth. He is accompanied by a small ensemble of strings, piano, woodwind, guitar and mandolin creating an intimate setting in which to shape this beautiful performance. Neil originates from Hastings, England and initially studied as a classical guitarist before focusing on his tenor studies. Neil attended the English National Opera Bayliss programme 'The Knack' and currently works with vocal advisers Marie McLaughlin and Adrian Thompson.