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Ivan Neville (born August 19, 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana) is a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the son of Aaron Neville and nephew to members of The Neville Brothers. He has released four solo albums and had a Top 40 Billboard hit with "Not Just Another Girl" from his first solo album ''If My Ancestors Could See Me Now''. His second single "Falling Out of Love" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and appeared on the soundtrack for the John Ritter film, ''Skin Deep'' in 1989. While it was never a huge charting song, Neville's "Why Can't I Fall In Love" has also become a sleeper fan-favorite, gaining fame from the 1990 Soundtrack to the Christian Slater film, "Pump Up the Volume". Neville and his band Dumpstaphunk, self-released a full-length studio debut, "Everybody Want Sum" the Summer of 2010. Neville has played with and appeared on several Neville Brother records, as well as his father’s solo records. He performed in Bonnie Raitt's band from 1985 to 1987 and contributed the song "All Day, All Night", co-written with bassist James Hutchison to her ''Nine Lives'' album. He also contributed keyboards to two Rolling Stones albums, 1986’s ''Dirty Work'' and 1994’s ''Voodoo Lounge'' as well as being a member of Keith Richards’ solo band the X-Pensive Winos. In 1988, he toured with Richards after recording ''Talk is Cheap'', and was the opening act for the shows, since ''If My Ancestors Could See Me Now'' was released. Apart from appearing on several other artists’ records, including Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Robertson, Rufus, Paula Abdul, and Delbert McClinton, he was a member of the Spin Doctors, touring and recording on the group's album ''Here Comes The Bride'' in 1999–2000, including assuming lead vocal duties when Chris Barron lost his voice. In 2003, he formed his own band Dumpstaphunk and appeared, among other places, on the ''Late Show with David Letterman''. The band has their own website containing tour dates, youtube page information,etc. When the levees failed in New Orleans in 2005, Neville joined The New Orleans Social Club and recorded the benefit album ''Sing Me Back Home'' with producers Leo Sacks and Ray Bardani at Wire Studios in Austin, Texas. Neville's searing version of John Fogerty's "Fortunate Son" was critically acclaimed. "Catharsis never sounded cooler," raved ''Entertainment Weekly''. In 2007, with Dumstaphunk and B.B. King, he participated in a tribute album to fellow New Orleans musician Fats Domino, contributing his version of the title song to ''Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino'' (Vanguard Records). Through the Tipitina's Foundation, along with other New Orleans musicians, Neville has been active in performing benefit shows in support of Hurricane Katrina charities. Ivan Nevilles band includes Nick Daniels and Tony Hall, both on bass (with Hall sometimes on guitar); Ian Neville playing guitar; Raymond Weber on drums.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.