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Neil Citron

If you've seen the films "Ricki and the Flash", "That Thing You Do" or "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," listened to rock-guitar virtuoso's John 5, Slash or Steve Vai, heard recent recordings by the legendary Yardbirds, or appreciated the talents of internationally renowned drummers Greg Bissonette, Virgil Donati or Mike Mangini, then you may already be familiar with the wealth of musical projects Neil Citron has worked on. Whether producing, engineering, recording, mixing, editing or playing guitar, Citron brings the highest professional standard to every project he works on.

As a guitar player, Citron has worked on many recordings of artists from all over the world including BangTower, Quite Riot, Lana Lane and others, in addition to his prolific solo career. On these projects, Citron performed on acoustic and electric guitars, as well as providing background vocals when needed. Neil has also engineered and produced records for some of the greatest modern musicians such as John 5, Slash, Joe Satriani, and John Waite. His work with Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather earned him his first Grammy in 2001 for the record "Live in Osaka” (Best Pop Instrumental Record).

Citron has also written songs for several films, including "Scream Until You Like It" for "Ghoulies 2" (Dino de Laurentiis) and "Trick or Treat" for Michael S. Murphy's production of the same name (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure fame). With producer/song writer Paul Sabu, Citron has written more than 50 songs for Chrysalis publishing, and Citron now continues his prolific composing career. He's currently working on a new film due in 2015 featuring Academy Award winner Meryl Streep and actor/musician Rick Springfield.

Dedicated to anything he pursues, Citron holds a sixth-degree black belt in several Korean martial arts -- tae kwon-do, hapkido and sib pal gi (Korean kung fu) -- as well as a third-degree black belt in tang soo do, in which he trained with actor Chuck Norris. Over the years, Citron has himself trained many students to attain their black belts. In his rigorous, disciplined practice, Citron has mastered patience, perseverance and commitment to nothing less than doing the best job possible -- always to full, professional completion.

Whatever hat he's wearing, be it producer, studio/live-concert/mastering engineer, performer, composer, arranger, Pro Tools consultant or sound editor, Citron brings an extraordinary number of expert skills to the table -- not the least of which are his well-developed "people" skills. Keeping a cool head under deadline pressure, Neil Citron delivers his projects on time.

Citron plays guitars by Tom Anderson and Ibanez. He also uses Red Plate Amplifiers, Morley Pedals, DiMarzio Pickups and Dean Markley Strings to get his unique, signature tone that is both aggressive and liquid at the same time. His signature tones and amp setups are featured in several high end recording products from Line 6 and Waves.