CALL NEIL: 1+204-475-8865

Serving Retirement Residences, Independent Living, Assisted Living, 55 Plus Apartments, Seniors' Associations & Clubs, Adult Day Programs, Personal Care Homes & Hospitals in Winnipeg

Neil Keep loves entertaining seniors and it shows.

He uses songs, famous character voices, short stories, gentle humour and a larger-than-life presence to engage and energize audiences. Though most of his show is straight-up entertainment, audiences often dance, sing, clap and tap along to the incredible music he brings. A few sing-alongs are usually on tap for those who like to sing along.

With an ever-widening musical repertoire covering Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Crooners, Pop, Country & Western, Neil has done 300+ shows at 70+ venues since starting on the seniors' entertainment "circuit" in April 2012. He has become the go-to favourite of many facilities.

Enthusiastic listeners often come right up to him after the show to say his repertoire was "Spot-on", "Something for everyone", "Delightfully unique", "I haven't heard THOSE songs in years!", "All my favourites, I sang along to every one of them!" "The Willie Nelson / Julio Iglesias / Elvis impressions were so much fun, how DO you DO that with your voice?" "You are by far the best singer we've ever had, and sweetie... we've had a lot!"

The #1 comment however, is always... "WHEN WILL YOU BE BACK?"

One of Neil's greatest joys is helping adults "in care"
forget they are "in care" for a little while.

Neil will be the first to admit he's always been a pretty pathetic instrumentalist, so he uses backing tracks for accompaniment on solo senior shows. The tracks provide a much bigger sound, and cover several different genres perfectly during one show.

Sample of a Seniors' Show favourite: King of the Road (Roger Miller)


One-hour - Neil with backing tracks
Any time except Friday & Saturday evening: $125
Friday & Saturday evening: $150

Neil will bring his SOLO show to your party
- whether you have seniors there or not is up to you. He'll sing more than an hour if you pay him accordingly. His repertoire extends well past what he usually does for the seniors shows. He's sung at Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirements, Marathons, Receptions, Volunteer Appreciation Events, Fundraisers, Supper Clubs, Theme Clubs/Associations.

$150 for one hour SOLO show, $50 per each additional 45-minute set or portion thereafter. Travel expenses may apply.

Please contact Neil for a quotation.

Miscellaneous Information

Neil wears a suit and tie for most indoor shows October to May, unless the event clearly calls for something else. For the entire month of December he wears a TUXEDO. Neil's ties usually suit the occasion (Valentine's Day, Canada Day, Robbie Burns, St. Patrick's, Halloween).

Neil's sound equipment is decorated all December in a (secular) Christmas theme.

Neil has been known to be available on short notice. The record: One hour from the phone call to the first song.

Neil will not use in-house sound equipment under most circumstances - it's too easy to ruin a show with a flip of an unfamiliar switch. It happens. Nobody wants that. For most shows, Neil brings and operates his own sound system. If the venue is huge or you are entertaining over 200 people - that's when you need to talk about a bigger PA system.

Neil has been singing since before he could talk, roughly 52 years. He currently sings professionally with five Winnipeg-based bands including: The Merv Mauthe Quintet, The BMW (Bavarian Musik Werks), Ricky Bogart & The New Casbah Band, the Neil Keep Duo (Trio, Quartet, etc.), and a touring tribute show: The InClines - Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline.

Neil has a CD called Mr. E & The Jazz Gumshoes. He would love to sell you many.

Contact Neil:

Email: nkv@pixelfixer.ca
Local Cell & Text (text is preferred) 204-782-0893

Facebook: www.facebook.com/neilkeepvocalist
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/neilkeep
Youtube: www.youtube.com/neilkeep

Places Neil has sung:

Senior Centres:

Action Marguerite - Foyer Valade
Action Marguerite - Tache
St Anne's Condo Assoc
The Boulton Retirement Living
Brooklands Active Living Centre
Canadian German Society
Charleswood Care Centre
Concordia Day Club
Concordia Village
Dakota House RR
Deer Lodge Centre
Deer Lodge Centre (PRIME)
Deer Lodge (Tower 6)
Delmar Seniors Association
East Gate Lodge - Beausejour
Fairmont Woods
Fred Douglas Place
Golden Door PCH
Golden Links Lodge
Golden West Centennial Lodge
Good Neighbors - Bronx CC
Granite House (55+)
Gwen Secter Creative Living
Heritage Lodge
Irene Baron Eden Centre
Kildonan House
Lindenwood Manor
Lions Day Club
Lions Manor
Lions Place
Luther Home
Maples Personal Care Home
Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts
Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg Inc.
Middlechurch Supper Club
Misericordia Place
Misericordia Prime
Oaklanders 55+ Association
Oakview Place
Parkview Place Long Term Care
The Parkway
Pembina Active Living (PAL)
Polish Canadian Residence
Portsmouth Retirement Residence
Riverbend Plaza
River East PCH
River Ridge One RR
River Ridge Two RR
Riverside Lions RR
Riverwood Square RR
Riverview Health Ctr
The Rosewood

Seine River Retirement Residence
Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Southeast PCH
St Anne's Condo Association
St. James Assiniboia 55+ Ctr - Congregate Meal Program
St. James Kiwanis Village (Sinawik)
St James Legion 55+
Sturgeon Creek ll Retirement Residence
The Waverley Retirement Living
The Westhaven
Thorvaldson PCH
St Norbert PCH
St Vital Knights
Saul & Clarabel Simkin Centre
Seine River RR
Sterling House
Vic Wyatt House
Villa Cabrini
The Wellington Retirement Living
2900 Pembina (55+)
Riverbend (400 Osborne)

Lounges, Dance Events & Misc Venues:
Mardi Jazz
Pembina Active Living (PAL) 60s Event
Corydon Avenue - Dancing Under the Stars
Manitoba Marathon - Music Along the Route 2012-15
Westview Dance Assoc 25th
German Club (Valentines dance)
The Gates on Roblin
Patricia's Ballroom
Centro Caboto Centre
The Current Lounge
The Palm Lounge (Fort Garry Hotel)
Rudy's Eat & Drink
Prairie Ink
Seven Oaks Wellness Institute
The Paragon
Kristina's On Corydon
Sam's Place Events
The Loft Gastropub
Resto Gare Promenade Bistro
Sargent Sundae
Celebrations Dinner Theatre
The German Club of Winnipeg
Shutzenfest - Little Britain Hall
Festival of Trees & Lights
Coronation, AB with The InClines
Edmonton, AB with The InClines
Hanna, AB with The InClines
White Bear Casino, Near Carlyle, SK with The InClines
McPhillips Street Station Casino, Wpg MB with The InClines
Prince Albert SK with The InClines
Regina, SK with The InClines
Swift Current, SK with The InClines
Saskatoon, SK with The InClines
Moose Jaw, SK with The InClines
La Salle, MB with The InClines
Manitou, MB
with The InClines
Pinawa, MB with The InClines
Winnipeg Beach with Ricky Bogart
Neepawa with Ricky Bogart
The Manitoba Club with BMW & Ricky Bogart
Arnal Wedding with Ricky Bogart

Private Parties:
Seeney 25th Anniversary
Minter Wedding
Perry Wake
Children's Rehab Volunteer Appreciation
Peters' Wedding Reception
Client 50th Birthday
Olie 90th Birthday
Met Kiwanis Volunteer App Party
River East PCH Volunteer App Party
CPC Volunteer App Party
Point Douglas Community Day
WAG Arty Gras
Brown Reunion
80th Birthday (name withheld)
Mauthe Funeral
Brown Funeral & Wake
Patteson 50th Anniversary
Habitat for Humanity Gala(s)
McNabb Cocktail Reception
Froese B/D Halloween Party
Richardson International Gala
Norwegian Yul Party
WSO Piano Nobile
Dow Wedding
Kohoot Wedding
Kohoot 50th Anniversary
Fairmont Froese/Glenright Reception
Roe/Peters Reception
Bowler Birthday Party
Schnell New Years Eve Party
Women of Worth Launch
B'Nai Brith Glendale G&CC (reception)
Owen Clark Jass (reception)
Dr Funk B/D Party (LOTW, Kenora)
Manitoba Club (reception)
Davis Wedding Anniversary
MB Homebuilders Gala with Ricky Bogart
Link/Okaluk 75th Birthday
Morrow 50th Birthday (Steinbach)
Durksen Wedding Reception
Irish Club Party
Smolick House Concert
Masonic year-end wind-up
R. Brown Birthday
McLaughlan Birthday
Maranatha Church Christmas Banquet
Botkin Christmas Party
Investors Group RO Awards Reception
K Kirk Garden Party ALS Fundraiser
Shannon Wedding Reception (Fort Gibraltar)
Peter 50th Anniversary (Wpg Beach)
Special Olympics Gala (Delta)
CIR Mechanical Christmas Party
MacKay Birthday / Christmas Party
Dyck Birthday Party
Campbell & Kellow Wedding & Reception
Katz Wedding Reception
Kiwanis Ladies Guild
Taves Reception
Davis 60th Anniversary
McNeill Birthday Party
Wilcox Birthday Party
Link/Okaluk 80th Birthday
50s-60s Sock Hop - Mary Mother of the Church
Ferguson 25th
CJNU Pints Nite
Gunnarson Birthday Bash
Country Villas Social
St Boniface Golf Club Alternate Shot Classic

Public Events:
Austin Street Festival
ALS Cornflower Gala
Kids Fringe
COTR Solid Rock Cafe
Cross-eyed Rascals
Elysium (Debbie Seburn)
Spectrum Health Centre
Kelly Hughes Live! (Aqua Books)
Manitoba Homecoming - Neepawa, MB
VMC Reunion Show
Winnipeg Beach 100th

©2016 Neil Keep.
This page got updated on Oct 13, 2016 because the Aug 14 update sucked.