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Neil (Penfold) McBride Biog - Drums

Neil has spent the last six years playing drums in various bands around Peterborough and Hereford were he went to college.

He started playing around about thirteen years old in a military band based on London Road in Peterborough. He then went off to college to study music technology and came back to Peterborough and made a move to playing rock.
He did some recording with Flatfield and then ended up playing with The Hinge. We met him at one of our gigs in December 2002 and towards the end of 2003 he started doing a guest slots with us.
Then after Valli left the band we asked Neil if he would play for us and he jumped at the chance.

Jumping (or the lack of it) seems to be Penfold's tour de force, coz he missed his 1st 5 gigs due to being on the wrong end of a hit 'n' run incident in London this March. Muppet!
Glad to say he seems OK now, although his head still rattles from time to time.

You can find more information on Neil on his MySpace page:

Bands Played for:

  • Mesh
  • Flatfield
  • Binky
  • So Wot

Still Plays for

  • The Mary Hinge Experience

Musical Influences:

  • Nirvana
  • Pearl Jam
  • U2
  • Sting

Favourite Drummers:

  • Chester Thompson
  • Stuart Coupland

Musical Ambitions:

  • To keep playing and hope to get paid one day!!

Favorite Position:

  • At the back trying to make a noise without his china



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