NEIL ARCHER - REALTOR / PIANIST / YOUTUBER
Neil was born and raised in Doncaster, United Kingdom and after performing piano bars on cruise ships for almost a decade, he currently resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Vanessa and two dogs Lizzie and Trevor.
At a very young age, I was introduced to music. I had a wonderful upbringing and Saturdays were just fabulous as this was the day we would always go to nana and grandads. My grandad played the organ and although he had no formal training, he could knock out a tune and my nana would sing the words. As a really young kid in the early 1970's my grandad would sit me on the organ stool and I would actually play some of those songs. I was about 4 years old.
My grandad saw that there could be some potential from me and he set me up with some organ lessons. They started out in a local music store when I was 7 years old - and then I went on to private tuition on electronica organ and pipe / theater organ until I was 15. I performed my first organ concert when I was 8 years old. I played piano a little as a kid and in church, but it wasn't until I worked on cruise ships that I really had to adapt from organ to piano.
I played professionally from 1997 to 2005 on cruise ships, river boats and hotels around the world - and I often tell people that it was the best job ever. I was being paid to do what I loved and I was seeing the world too. I worked on the rivers in Europe and Holland America Line and Cunard which took me all over the world - including two round the world voyages on the Saga Rose and Queen Elizabeth 2. I met my wife Vanessa on the Cunard Caronia and I performed on the inaugural season and Maiden Voyage of the Queen Mary 2. It really was the best!
Since 2007, I have organized the largest British and European Classic Car and Motorcycle Show in Florida - Wheels Across The Pond. The show attracts 300+ entries and has become a much-admired and well-attended show and is a staple on the South Florida Car Show calendar. More information, visit: www.WheelsAcrossThePond.com
My 24/7 job nowadays is Real Estate. I live in one of the best parts of the world - Jupiter, Florida. Wonderful weather, great places to enjoy good food, beautiful beaches, fantastic waterways, amazing golf courses. The list goes on and one. As a Realtor, I now enable people to realize their dream of home ownership and deal with just about every kind of property from under $100,000 to properties in the multi-million dollar range.