Javis “JaySoul” Neal will perform Saturday June18th. at the Eddie Mae Herron Center from 1-3
Born March 28, 1975, in Memphis, TN; Husband to lovely wife Nakita; 4 beautiful children.
Affiliations: Formerly of the show band, “The Party Jammers (aka The Titanics)”,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWw_Te1oovg.
Javis “JaySoul” Neal, a native Memphian, grew up in the Whitehaven community, also home to Graceland and held as the largest neighborhood in South Memphis. Memphis being home to some of the greatest founders and pioneers of mainstream music genres such as soul, blues, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll—helped to foster Javis’ love for the art. Javis’ musical prowess has its roots in gospel and then expanded to R&B Soul, Motown, 70s and 80s Classic Rock, and Blues. He began his musical journey in his early years as a part of the Neal Brother’s Gospel Quartet, where he played drums and had several lead song cameo appearances alongside his brother (who played the keys) and his father and uncles. Inspired by the late great bass guitarist Wayman Tisdale, Javis too became an undeniably skillful self-taught bass guitarist. Some of his greatest accomplishments says Javis, “was my opportunity to play in bands that opened for blues great Ruby Wilson, Kool and the Gang, and the comedian Arnes Jay just to name a few. The highest honor to date, says Javis, “was my opportunity to perform as the lead male blues vocalist onboard the BB King Australian Cruise Ship for a near six-month stretch”. The smooth and soulful tones of Javis’ voice coupled with his passion and love for music, commanding stage presence, and electrifying showmanship makes his audience’s musical experience nothing short of a joyous and memorable one.