Neal Fox had his first band at age 14. Instead of being a “garage band” they were a “finished basement” band, rehearsing downstairs in his parent’s Brooklyn home. One night his accordion was stolen (insert loud cheers). He replaced it with a Farfisa organ. (He would get introduced as, “Neal Fox and his 90 pound organ.”) He played Manhattan clubs to Catskill Mountain resorts, surviving the wedding and bar mitzvah circuit and more than a few mob nightclubs —though his tux did not. He hasn’t owned a suit since.
In the 70s, Fox’s career took off. Signed to Polydor, RCA and Columbia Records he had a charted single and Top Ten Dance Club Hit. But due to staff turnovers he didn’t get very far. He went into the jingle biz, writing music for tons of commercials, all the major networks (including CBS Evening News with Dan Rather), and co-scored a couple of Killer Tomatoes movies.
After being offered a lot of money for a three minute song pitching cigarettes to kids—by that company with the famous cartoon mascot—it was the straw that broke the Camel’s back. He left the music production business—and the money—to do something that mattered.
Since then, he’s written and performed two one-man shows, self-released several CDs, co-created a series of multi-cultural children’s books, and got into filmmaking. He’s won awards in all areas of his career and is known for, “saying the things that need to be said.”
Seeing the world in bad shape, and the country he grew up in a mockery of what it once represented, Fox wanted to help. Using all of his resources, he spent three years (voluntarily) locked in his studio, researching and creating. The result is the film that makes an impact. An unconventional documentary known as, The CONSPIRACY Project.