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Cyril Neville's "The Fire This Time" Book Release & Record Party

Fri, January 8, 2016

We're celebrating the release of Cyril Neville's first book "The Fire This Time" at the Maple Leaf! Join us for a music filled night featuring Cyril Neville and his band. 

Cyril Neville is a member of New Orleans’ First Family of Funk, The Nevilles. He was also a member of The Neville Brothers, The Meters, The Wild Tchopitoulas, and recently is with Royal Southern Brotherhood and Voice of the Wetlands Allstars. He started performing professionally with his older brother Art’s band Art Neville and the Neville sounds at the age of fifteen.

This is Mr. Neville’s first solo attempt at writing a book. He participated in the writing of the book The Brothers Neville with his brothers – Art, Aaron and Charles, and Mr. David Ritz. Mr. Ritz also wrote Divided Soul, the Marvin Gaye Story, Brother Ray, and recently the Buddy Guy story!

"The Fire This Time" is a tribute to the music and the musician who helped create “Second Line Reggae”! It is also a tribute to Benny’s Bar, where the band The Uptown Allstars became the only Second Line Reggae band in the universe! The book describes the songs that went into the record, "The Fire This Time" and what inspired them to be written.