Vernon Neilly's musical origins start in his native home of Nassau, Bahamas under the direction of his mother Verna Neilly, a pianist and violinist. Vernon since has become a Billboard Top 10 charting, 2 time contemporary jazz award winning artist traveling all over the world sharing his music. Vernon and his CD’s have also been featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Guitar World, Jazz Improv, Jazz Times, Down Beat, Ebony, Guitar Player Brazil, Smooth Jazz News, Abyss Jazz, All About Jazz, and many others. Songs from his CD’s have been used on programs like MTV Made, and BET’s “Jazz Impressions” programs. You can always expect the best from Vernon, a seasoned professional musician and polished entertainment performer.
The award winning, small independent label based in Los Angeles, California “Boosweet Records” is about to embark on another historical first for the label, and for the country of Argentina. Boosweet in conjunction with Todo Guitarra Y Bajo Magazine of Argentina, with support from Seymour Duncan(USA), Ernie Ball(Slap Music Argentina), Morley(Slap Music Argentina), Xotic Effects(USA, Japan), Tecniforte Cables(Brazil), and Meteoro Amps(Brazil) will host the first ever guitar competition in the history of the music industry in Argentina.
The guitar competition aptly named “Guitar Power” was the brainchild of award winning guitarist, and actor Vernon Neilly who is also the CEO and President of Boosweet Enterprises LLC the parent company of Boosweet Records, and the owner of Todo Guitarra Y Bajo Magazine, Marcelo Roascio. The competition will look for the most talented future guitar stars in Argentina, who will all be trying to the win the “Grand Prize” of a full recording contract with Boosweet, which will distribute and sell the winners music globally.
Vernon, Marcelo, and a couple more esteemed people from the music community in Argentina will judge the ‘live” finals in Buenos Aires on October 12 at Auditorio Bauen Theater. Neilly commented, “Argentina is a country known for producing talented people in the sports world, and it equally has amazing guitar and musical talent that we felt we had to tap into. This is going to be a great event, and I am just happy that I could be instrumental in bringing this opportunity to a musically talent rich country.”