Neal Tiemann at The Borgata
Atlantic City, NJ – September 26, 2009
|Birth name||Neal Andrew Tiemann|
|Also known as||Dr (the Doctor), NFT|
December 22, 1982 |
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, groove metal, melodic death metal|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, musician, songwriter|
|Instruments||Guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, bass, nylon string guitar, trombone|
|Associated acts||David Cook, Midwest Kings, Burn Halo, Bryan Jewett, To Have Heroes, Bowling for Soup, Caroline's Spine, Uncle Kracker, DevilDriver|
|Gibson Les Paul
Neal Tiemann (born December 22, 1982 in Dallas, TX) is an American musician, currently the lead guitarist and songwriter of the rock band the Midwest Kings (MWK), the lead guitarist for David Cook's band The Anthemic, and guitarist for groove metal band DevilDriver. He spent most of 2009 on the Declaration Tour with Cook and served as the tour's music director. Tiemann played guitar on Cook's major label debut album David Cook as well as his independently released Analog Heart. He has also played on Burn Halo's 2009 album "Burn Halo" and Bryan Jewett's album "A Brief Look at the New You." Tiemann and the rest of The Anthemic worked on Cook's second album, This Loud Morning for RCA Records/19
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Early career: 2001–08
- Midwest Kings
- To Have Heroes
- Caroline's Spine – Work It Out
- David Cook – David Cook
- Burn Halo – Burn Halo
- Uncle Kracker – Happy Hour
- David Cook – This Loud Morning
Tiemann is seen playing Gibson guitars exclusively. He can be seen playing Gibson RD guitars such as an ebony with EMG pickups, a natural, and a silverburst. He also uses Gibson Les Paul guitars such as a sunburst and an ebony with 3 pickups and with gold hardware. He can also be seen with a black Gibson Explorer with EMG pickups and a Gibson Hummingbird in heritage cherry sunburst finish.
From January 18–25, 2009, Tiemann traveled with bandmates David Cook (guitar and lead vocals), Andy Skib (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backup vocals), Kyle Peek (drums, backing vocals), and Joey Clement (bass guitar) to the Middle East to complete a USO Tour. The band visited seven bases on their trip to Kuwait and Iraq and played songs from David Cook as well as crowd-pleasing covers including Tenacious D's Fuck Her Gently and Van Halen's Hot for Teacher.
In mid-February 2009, Tiemann embarked on a nationwide tour serving as Musical Director and Lead guitarist for The Declaration Tour to support the platinum-selling, major-label debut David Cook. The tour began at Club Downunder in Tallahassee, Florida on February 13, 2009 and was originally set to end in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 25, 2009. The tour was extended through the fall and came to a close on December 1, 2009 at The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina after 154 shows.
In mid-May 2009, Tiemann and bandmates took a short break from the North American leg of the Declaration Tour to travel to Manila in the Philippines. Tiemann made numerous appearances on Filipino television with David Cook leading up to a one night concert playing to upwards of 40,000 attendees at the SM Mall of Asia in Manila on May 16, 2009.
|2008||Light On||Lead Guitar||David Cook||Wayne Isham||#1 – VH1 Top 20|
|2009||Come Back To Me||Lead Guitar||David Cook||Gavin Bowden||#1 – VH1 Top 20|
|2011||The Last Goodbye||Lead Guitar||David Cook||Nigel Dick||#1 – VH1 Top 20|
|Year||Air Date||Show||Network||Capacity||Songs Performed|
|2008||November 1||Saturday Night Live||NBC||Lead Guitar||Declaration, Light On|
|November 14||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||NBC||Lead Guitar||Light On|
|November 17||Good Morning America||ABC||Lead Guitar||Light On, Heroes|
|November 19||Live with Regis and Kelly||ABC||Lead Guitar||Light On
Off Camera: Life on the Moon
|November 23||American Music Awards
|ABC||Lead Guitar||Light On, Declaration|
|December 1||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||NBC||Lead Guitar||Light On|
|December 3||Christmas in Rockefeller Center||ABC||Lead Guitar
|Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (cover),
Have Yourself a Merry Little
|December 25||Walt Disney World
Christmas Day Parade
|Have Yourself a Merry Little
|December 31||FOX's New Year's Eve Live||FOX||Lead Guitar||Light On, Declaration|
|2009||January 13||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||ABC||Lead Guitar||Light On, Declaration
Off Camera: Kiss On the Neck,
Little Lies (cover), Bar-ba-sol
|February 12||Good Morning America||ABC||Lead Guitar||Declaration|
|April 1||American Idol Season 8
|FOX||Lead Guitar||Come Back To Me|
|May 15||Eat bulaga!||GMA Network||Lead Guitar
|Always Be My Baby (cover)|
|May 20||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||NBC||Lead Guitar||Come Back To Me|
|May 20||American Idol Season 8 (Finale)||FOX||Lead Guitar||Permanent|
|May 25||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||NBC||Lead Guitar||Come Back To Mee
Off Camera: Bar-ba-sol
|July 13||2009 MLB Home Run Derby||ESPN||Lead Guitar||Declaration|
|MLB Extra Innings||Lead Guitar,
|August 7||Good Morning America||ABC||Lead Guitar||Come Back To Me
Off Camera: Little Lies (cover) with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert
|August 7||Live with Regis and Kelly]]||ABC||Lead Guitar||Come Back To Me|
|November 23||Live with Regis and Kelly||ABC||Lead Guitar||Declaration|
|December 7||Carrie Underwood : An All-Star Holiday Special||FOX||Lead Guitar||Lie|
|2010||March 17||American Idol
|FOX||Lead Guitar||Jumping Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones|
|2011||April 21||American Idol
|FOX||Lead Guitar||The Last Goodbye|
|April 26||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||NBC||Lead Guitar||The Last Goodbye|
|May 24||American Idol
|FOX||Lead Guitar||Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds|
|June 28||The Today Show||NBC||Lead Guitar||The Last Goodbye|
|June 29||Live With Regis & Kelly||ABC||Lead Guitar||The Last Goodbye|
|June 30||Lopez Tonight||TBS||Lead Guitar||The Last Goodbye|
|July 7||The Talk||CBS||Lead Guitar||The Last Goodbye|
|July 14||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||NBC||Lead Guitar||The Last Goodbye|
|Year||Album details / Artist||Capacity||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|US||US Heat||US Rock||CAN||FIN|
|----||Winds of Change: The Acoustics (MWK)
||Producer, Lead Guitar, Songsmith||–||–||–||–||–||
|2003||Midwest Kings (MWK)||Producer, Lead Guitar, Songsmith||–||–||–||–||–||
|2004||The Story Thus Far (Axium)
|2004||Judging A Bullet (MWK)||Producer, Lead Guitar, Songsmith||–||–||–||–||–||
|2006||Analog Heart (David Cook)
(Tracks 4, 5, 8)
|2006||Incoherent With Desire To Move On (MWK)||Producer, Lead Guitar, Songsmith||–||–||–||–||–||
|2007||A Brief Look at the New You (Bryan Jewett)||Producer, Guitar, Trombone||–||–||–||–||–||
|2008||Luna Despierta EP – Digital Release (MWK)
||Producer, Lead Guitar, Songsmith||–||–||–||–||–||
|2008||Work It Out (Caroline's Spine)
|2008||David Cook (David Cook)
||Lead Guitar, Songsmith||3||2||–||11||15
|2009||Burn Halo (Burn Halo)
||Lead Guitar, Songsmith||129||2||22||–||–||
|2009||Happy Hour (Uncle Kracker)
|2010||Luna Despierta EP (MWK)
||Producer, Lead Guitar, Songsmith||–||–||–||–||–||
|2016||Trust No One (DevilDriver)
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart or not released|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Artist||Album||Capacity|
|US||US Pop||US AC||US Adult||US Rock||CAN||UK||NZ|
|2008||Light On||17||20||10||4||—||27||184||8||David Cook||David Cook||Lead Guitarist|
|"Come Back to Me"||63||49||15||9||—||—||—||—|
|"Dirty Little Girl"||—||—||—||—||19||—||—||—||Burn Halo||Burn Halo||Lead Guitarist|
|"Permanent" (charity single)||24||34||—||—||—||26||—||—||David Cook||Live||Lead Guitarist|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart, not released, or not certified|
|2003||Godspeed||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings||—|
|2003||Room for Two||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings|
|2003||Fairweather Friend||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings|
|2003||Lemmings||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings|
|2003||Undertow*||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings|
|2003||Waterside**||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings|
|2003||Thrill of It All||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings|
|2003||Forever Fall||Midwest Kings||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Waiting Room||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Call To Arms||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Railway Reality||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Judging A Bullet***||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||'Til I'm Blue||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Passenger||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Roses & Cyanide||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||8 Ways to Decay||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Drone||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||By Accident||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2005||Splinter||Judging A Bullet||Midwest Kings|
|2006||Circle's Anthem||Incoherent With Desire to Move On||Midwest Kings|
|2006||Killing More Than Time||Incoherent With Desire to Move On||Midwest Kings|
|2006||Make Me||Incoherent With Desire to Move On||Midwest Kings|
|2006||One True Thing||Incoherent With Desire to Move On||Midwest Kings|
|2006||Rearview||Incoherent With Desire to Move On||Midwest Kings|
|2006||Song To Me||Incoherent With Desire to Move On||Midwest Kings|
|2008||Anodyne^||Luna Despierta EP||Midwest Kings|
|2008||A Scarlet Letters||Luna Despierta EP||Midwest Kings|
|2008||Stuck Under Wheels||Luna Despierta EP||Midwest Kings|
|2008||Vera||Luna Despierta EP||Midwest Kings|
|2008||Fairweather Friend***||To Have Heroes EP||To Have Heroes|
|2008||Reasons* ***||To Have Heroes EP||To Have Heroes|
|2008||Kiss on the Neck^||David Cook||David Cook||Hidden Track|
|2009||Dirty Little Girl*** ^^||Burn Halo||Burn Halo||Peak: #19 Mainstream Rock Tracks|
|2009||Save Me*** ^^||Burn Halo||Burn Halo||Featured in the video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009|
|2009||Dead End Roads and Lost Highways*** ^^||Burn Halo||Burn Halo|
|?||All You Could Not See||–||Midwest Kings|
|?||Dear Heaven||–||David Cook|
|?||Not Me||–||David Cook|
|?||Shades of Red||–||Midwest Kings|
|?||Until Dawn||–||Midwest Kings|
- *Co-Written with Andy Skib
- **Co-Written with Justin Briggs
- ***Co-Written with Zac Maloy
- ^ Co-Written with David Cook
- ^^ Co-Written with James Hart
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