Ernie & Neal

Ernie & Neal is one of the most engaging, inspiring, memory-creating recording acts from the Philadelphia region playing parent friendly kids' rock. Ernie & Neal encourage audience participation from beginning to end. With tunes ranging from rock to reggae and including ska, jazz and bluegrass, they'll have your kids dancing and singing…and you too. Children join the celebration, on stage, with more dancing, singing and acting out the various songs.

Ernie & Neal perform as a four piece unit with Ernie on lead vocals, Neal on guitar and backing vocals, Tom on bass and backing vocals, and Mike on drums. They have been known to perform as a duo when the occassion calls for it. Ernie & Neal write and record their own songs and have released five CDs.

Ernie & Neal have performed at The White House for The Annual White House Easter Egg Roll; on XM Satellite Radio's XM KiDS "Rompus Room;" on WXPN 88.5 FM Radio's "Kid's Corner Live" with host Kathy O'Connell, and are regulars at World Cafe Live - Philadelphia. They have released five CDs including their latest "Rock the House."

A rockin' good time for children and the child in all of us.

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Ernie & Neal have performed at:

  • The White House for The Annual White House Easter Egg Roll
  • XM Satellite Radio's XM KiDS "Rompus Room;"
  • WXPN 88.5 FM Radio's "Kid's Corner Live" with host Kathy O'Connell
  • Fox Network's "Good Day Philadelphia Summer Splash"
  • Sail Boston Tall Ships Celebration in Boston, Mass
  • Oswego Harbor Fest in Oswego, New York
  • Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, New Jersey
  • New York Aquarium in Brooklyn, New York
  • World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware
  • Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania
  • Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

…and many stops in between.


Whether performing in concert or running song-writing workshops and in-school residencies for children, Ernie & Neal touch kids' hearts and receive accolades wherever they perform.

"Ernie & Neal are one of the best kid's acts we've presented at Eagleview. After 11 years, we finally had a great band that didn't talk down to the kids and kept the parents in stitches all night."
Jesse, Point Entertainment

“Ernie & Neal are the life of any party, concert and gathering, no matter what the occasion. They delight kids of all ages, from my 40-something friends to my own two children who are five and three years old.”
Bruce Warren, Program Director
WXPN 88.5 FM, University of Pennsylvania

“WOW! Ernie & Neal are awesome! Their music comes across brilliantly on the air.”
Kenny Curtis, Program Director
XMKiDS, XM Satellite Radio

"THANK YOU! for the week you spent with the kids, and of course the awesome concert on Friday. We were all so impressed with what you accomplished with the kids - what a fantastic musical experience!! So many are still talking about your visit and singing their class songs! And we have heard rave reviews from teachers and parents alike…"
Sharon, Cultural Chair
Elementary School PTA

“You'll never know how much that meant to see my daughter up there performing with you guys! You were great in getting her involved!”
Parent, Huntington, West Virginia


Ernie & Neal - writing a song with children as part of their school residency program

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