I hope you have found these pages useful as they really are a labour of love.
My thanks to everyone who responded to my original request for new age music sites. Also to all the readers who take the time out to post useful sites to the r.m.n. Thank you to Eric Theise for tidying up my first text effort and thank you to Barbara Bullard for introducing me to the fascinating world of Hemi-Sync music. A special thankyou to Bill Binkelman for inviting me to join the crew at Wind and Wire and expanding my musical horizons even more.
Due to the nature of the internet, things change from day to day. I can not guarantee that all the information on these pages is 100% accurate. I've tried to check all of the entries but if you do come across any changed addresses, etc, please feel free to email me and I'll update it .
I am in no way connected with any of the record companies, artists, e-zines and stores mentioned in this faq (except for Wind and Wire magazine). I'm a "semi-retired, semi-professional musician" who loves all types of music especially new age, world and contemporary instrumental.
MORE ABOUT ME
My name is Neil Leacy. I'm 36 years of age and live in Salisbury, England (head for Stonehenge and turn right at the Heel Stone). I can probably describe myself best as a "semi-retired semi-professional musician" - in other words (take a deep breath) I'm a self taught keyboard player who spent 10 years gigging in a variety of bands from metal to cabaret to pop/funk while still holding down a full time job, except for that year when we all gave up our jobs to go for the big time and the egos came out of the woodwork and so we eventually split "amicably
Pant, pant, pant - I learnt to control my breathing at the ante-natal clinic...
I've a passion for all types of music, with an extra leaning to instrumental works. What I listen to tends to be governed by the frame of mind I'm in at the time... new age/ambient/classical when mellow and happy with my work, upbeat jazz/world music/James Brown when feeling good and old friends 'Purple and 'Zeppelin when feeling really pissed off with work!
Talking of which, I work for a well known child car seat manufacturer doing a combination of IT support and graphic design (a long story that I'll tell over a pint one day).
And just to give you an idea of my tastes, here, in no particular order, are a few of my 'Top Fives' :