Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Neil and Adam are Neil McCloskey and Adam Hilligardt. The duo have an interesting background in music, with Neil’s cousin/godfather, Tony Saputo, being the drummer for country music superstar, Reba McEntire’s road band, who was sadly one of the seven band members killed in a plane crash in 1991, and Adam’s father, Fred Hilligardt, was a songwriter for Motown in the late 1970’s.
Neil and Adam have been writing music together since their days in high school. To date, they have won four best song awards in Pop, Rock, Folk and Americana genres via the Akademia Music Awards. They have releases with AMAdea Music, LMC Records and Bongo Boy Records.
Their debut single, ‘Everything Is Alright’ was aired on national television in the UK last August (ITV’s ‘This Morning’ fashion segment) and it has been charting on the Euro Indie Music Chart since last December. “We love reaching people through our music, and understand the importance of music in people’s lives.
We are driven to reach and touch as many ears and hearts as possible. We have always loved playing live music over the years, but our true calling seemed to always be songwriting. We played clubs and venues all over the place, but nothing ever compared to the gratification we felt when finishing a real honest song that people could identify with.”
Appearance on KMOV’s morning show ‘Great Day St. Louis’ performing ‘Everything is Alright’
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