Ivan Neville

born on 19/8/1959 in New Orleans, LA, United States

Ivan Neville

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Ivan Neville

Ivan Neville (born August 19, 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana) is a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the son of Aaron Neville and nephew to members of The Neville Brothers.

He has released four solo albums and had a Top 40 Billboard hit with "Not Just Another Girl" from his first solo album If My Ancestors Could See Me Now. His second single "Falling Out of Love" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and appeared on the soundtrack for the John Ritter film, Skin Deep in 1989. While it was never a huge charting song, Neville's "Why Cant I Fall In Love" has also become a sleeper fan-favorite, gaining fame from the 1990 Soundtrack to the Christian Slater film, "Pump Up the Volume".

Neville has played with and appeared on several Neville Brother records, as well as his fathers solo records. He performed in Bonnie Raitt's band from 1985 to 1987 and contributed the song "All Day, All Night", co-written with bassist James Hutch Hutchinson (musician) to her Nine Lives CD. He also contributed keyboards to two Rolling Stones albums, 1986s Dirty Work and 1994s Voodoo Lounge as well as being a member of Keith Richards solo band the X-Pensive Winos. In 1988, he toured with Richards after recording Talk is Cheap, and was the opening act for the shows, since If My Ancestors Could See Me Now was released.

Apart from appearing on several other artists records, including Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Robertson, Rufus, Paula Abdul, and Delbert McClinton, he was a member of the Spin Doctors, touring and recording on the group's album Here Comes The Bride in 1999-2000, including assuming lead vocal duties when Chris Barron lost his voice.

In 2003, he formed his own band Dumpstaphunk[1] and appeared, among other places, on the Late Show with David Letterman. When the levees failed in New Orleans in 2005, Neville joined The New Orleans Social Club and recorded the benefit album Sing Me Back Home with producers Leo Sacks and Ray Bardani at Wire Studios in Austin, Texas. Neville's searing version of John Fogerty's "Fortunate Son" was critically acclaimed. "Catharsis never sounded cooler," raved Entertainment Weekly. In 2007, with Dumstaphunk and B.B. King, he participated in a tribute album to fellow New Orleans musician Fats Domino, contributing his version of the title song to Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard Records).

Through the Tipitina's Foundation, along with other New Orleans musicians, Neville has been active in performing benefit shows in support of Hurricane Katrina charities.


  1. The party of the year will be a slam dunk' with Dumpstaphunk

External links

  • Dumpstaphunk band website: [1]
  • The Tipitina's Foundation helps New Orleans artists recover from Hurricane Katrina: [2]
  • Matthews, Bunny. "Ivan Neville: Return of the Prodigal Son" OffBeat. (Accessed 27 May 2007).
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