Sharpe was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began singing
publicly at the age of six and continued through his
teens with various groups in and around Chicago. Neal
realized his life long dream was to be an entertainer.
graduation from high school, Neal spends six
years in the United States Army, including a
tour in Viet Nam. After he fulfilled his
military obligation, the spark of singing
rekindled into a flame within Neal and the
singing group "The Brothers' 7" was
Brothers' 7 opened for renowned artists such as The
Whispers, The Chi-Lites, Al Green, Beau Williams and
War. Neal also opened as a solo act for Little Anthony
and the Imperials, O.C. Smith, Phillis Diller, Little
Billy Eckstine and The Drifters. Neal's solo act with
The Drifters expanded into a tour and nearly overnight
became one of The Drifters himself.
toured with The Drifters from 1975 till 1977,
singing 2nd tenor with the group and did lead on
a number of tunes. Then, in 1980, Neal decided
to start his own production company that
released one album and three singles, one of
which was received very well in London, England.
then Neal has steadily pursued his passion,
having opened for Roger & Zapp, Shirley
Murdock, The Texas Tornadoes and countless
others. During the 90's Neal also toured with
the Grammy winner Little Joe Hernandez.
1999 Neal toured with Archie Bell, as one of the
Drells. Neal is still out there pursuing his
dream...making people smile with his music,
stage presence and personality.
is presently working on his another CD!