Neal Mehta has been involved in the music scene in Austin, TX for the last 20 years. As the singer of The Recliners, a popular Austin-based lounge band from the mid 1990s to early 2000s, Neal played throughout the U.S. and Europe, sharing the stage with artists such as Matchbox 20, Offspring, Social Distortion, Spoon, and Duncan Sheik. Neal also performed in several original rock and pop bands including Swirl, Corduroy, Halloway, Fairlight, and Fosskit No. 5.
His current release, Beautiful Space, reflects Neal’s influences by Americana Rock (Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn) and Brit Pop (U2, Coldplay, Oasis, The Smiths). Neal recruited the talented Bill Walter (bass), Chris Smith (guitars), and Darwin Keys (drums) for the Beautiful Space EP. Walter and Keys have been members of the popular Houston-based pop/rock band Ashbury Keys for the past 15 years. Smith is a fixture in the Austin music scene as both as a singer-songwriter and sought-after guitarist. Beautiful Space was produced and mixed by Louie Lino, who has recorded Nada Surf, The New Pornographers, and Matt Pond PA.