Tash Neal: “After my accident, I was playing guitar like every day was my last”

Tash Neal
(Image credit: Thomas Falcone)

We’ve all experienced some adversity this past year, but Tash Neal has viewed it from a place of hard-won perspective. The guitarist – best known, until recently, as the frontman of New York rock duo the London Souls – was hit by drag racers in New York City back in 2012 and left in a coma, with a section of his skull missing. 

Having clawed back his health, Neal lost his father (a musician and huge inspiration) to cancer just three months later. He has spent the following years channeling his experiences into his powerful debut solo record Charge It To The Game – and, pandemic or not, the gloves are coming off. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.