Raliegh Neal

Raliegh has 50 years of music exposure, beginning at the age of 4 with his father teaching him the Ukulele. Raliegh attended University of Miami Music School which then launched a career of over 3 decades of playing the piano and sharing the stage of musical legends like Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Omar Lye-Fook, Nile Rogers, John Mayer, Guru, Stacy Lattisaw, Be Be Winans, Malik Yoba and countless others. In 2006 Raliegh joined Michael Franti & Spearhead for a 9 year run touring worldwide through Europe, South America, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, the continental U.S,. and Canada. As a Composer, Raliegh has an eclectic catalog of pieces registered with ASCAP that are played around the world. Some of his creative efforts specialize in “youth empowerment” and have appeared on Nickelodeon and ABC’s Saturday morning children’s programs. Raliegh also has over 12 years experience working with inner-city youth in the field of Youth Development through the Arts. Hired as the Music Director for The CityKids Foundation, Raliegh had the opportunity to cultivate the musical and performance talent of hundreds of youth through theme-based performances touching on teen pregnancy, racism, culture and relationships. He was the Music Composer for the Emmy nominated TV show “CityKids,” a project involving the Jim Henson Company. At present Raliegh is an Artist Master Teacher with the People’s Conservatory in Oakland. Some of his classes are general music, Piano, Guitar, Bass, computer music and music composition. He enjoys scoring for TV, podcasts and films, providing session work, and performing with artists world wide as well as with his own Steely Dan tribute band, “The Dans of Steel.”