About me

Calgary blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Neil Hardwire Speers

Hardwire Speers in an established solo artist and veteran solo musician who fuses ballsy blues riffs to a jazz-influenced backbone with the occasional nod to classic rock n’ roll attitude. For decades now he has taken stages far and wide with his charismatic performance style and more recently, humorous lyricism, as a guitarist, bassist and singer-songwriter. He’s currently roaring into the peak of a successful solo-career after some time away on the  journey of life. To date, Speers has put out two EP’s a  full-length album and several singles, all influenced by the iconic performance styles of legends like Jimi Hendrix, Bill Frisell, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King.

Away from music, Neil is an avid photographer and believes that every human being can be photogenic regardless of how they feel about their looks. In 2008, he embarked on a near 75-hundred kilometre journey from Vancouver to Newfoundland. The project, which Neil called Just Over the Horizon, saw him stopping to take pictures every 50 kilometres. You can learn more about his art photography at JustOverTheHorizon.ca He also loves the outdoors and enjoys camping and hiking.