A legend and pioneer in the Canadian tribute community, Bobby Bruce's Nearly Neil journey began in 1994. An actor and singer from Vancouver, Bruce was a new transplant into the Toronto entertainment scene when he was convinced by an Elvis impersonator to join a local multi-tribute show. Within a year Bruce was being scouted by Las Vegas' Legends in Concert. He joined them for a 10-month engagement in the US with appearances stretching from Nevada to Branson to Atlantic City. International engagements came calling, and Bruce's first national tour of Australia with another Legends-style show saw 60 shows in 10 weeks across the continent, earning him his moniker.‍

Bobby’s brand of honest audience connection paired with an authentic and skilled homage to some of the most enduring songs of the modern era continues to appeal to international and domestic audiences alike.

Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band are Bobby Bruce (lead vocals, guitar), Dave Corman (guitar), Kyle Radomsky (drums), Sandra Lee (vocals), Craig Zurba (keys), and Marlow Holder (bass).