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Born into a family where music was always nearby, Neil Cleary started singing from an early age, singing Gilbert & Sullivan songs as his father played piano. In his teenage years, Cleary became interested in folk music and was influenced greatly by Bill Morrissey and Richard Thompson. After moving to New York City, the musician joined groups such as the Pants and Famous Potatoes. He was also involved in the Elephant 6 collective, performing a variety of roles. After releasing his first effort, The Alcohol Tape, Cleary moved to Austin, TX, before moving back to New York City. He then released Made to Feel on Sudden Shame Records under the moniker of Stupid Club. In 2002, Cleary released Numbers Add Up on Road Work Music. He performs weekly in New York City when not touring or filling in as a replacement musician in various bands. His influences range from Hank Williams to Elvis Costello and everything in between. He has also performed with the Sunshine Fix and Loisaida Hayride. ~ Jason MacNeil