My Nord Stage 2 has quickly become the centerpiece of my touring rig, as well as a key element in my solo projects. As keyboardist for a broad range of label and indie artists, performing in large venues, arenas, radio and TV, I need fail-proof hardware with incomparable grand and electric piano patches

Neara Russell

USA

Associated acts:

Bridgit Mendler
BC Jean
Haley Reinhart

Vocalist/keyboardist/songwriter Neara Russell is renowned for her creative musicality, technical prowess, and dynamic performance style. As an independent artist, she is a rare talent in the music industry: a distinctive voice with the ability to interact seamlessly with any project she works with.

By age 12, Neara was working as an accompanist, vocalist, and award-winning songwriter in her native Wisconsin. Following her appearance on the National Public Radio music show "From the Top,” she was selected from 3700 applicants for a full-ride Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated with a degree in contemporary composition and piano/voice performance.
 
As a touring/session keyboardist, Neara has performed with Hollywood Records artist Bridgit Mendler, violinist Lili Haydn, American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart, and Sony artist BC Jean. As a songwriter, Neara is an honoree of ASCAPLUS Awards and participant in the exclusive ASCAP Lester Sill Workshop for advanced songwriters. She is a member of the Los Angeles-based musician team The Backliners.

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