Thank you for visiting the official website for NEAL & THE VIPERS. They've been performing jaw-dropping/high energy shows to their loyal fans for over 30 years!
NEAL & THE VIPERS are a Rhode Island based band who play "American Roots Music" encompassing the blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, entertaining their fans everywhere. You can get bit by the Vipers and catch the fever at their many shows while performing at music festivals and club dates. Then you will see why they are New England's premier American Roots Band.
Neal Vitullo and the Vipers have shared the stage with many music legends such as B.B. King, Roy Buchanan, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Albert Collins, Greg Allman, Jimmy Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Johnny Copeland, Robert Plant and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Please check out their Biography page to learn more about the full band's 30 year history.
Meet The Vipers
Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame 2019 Announcement February 22, 2019
Neal Vitullo Featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine Nov. 2018 Issue
The Making of "One Drunken Kiss"
NEAL & THE VIPERS at Lakewest Recording Studio with Jack Gauthier, recording tracks for their most recent album, "One Drunken Kiss", their 9th album that was just released on June 1, 2018. You can purchase their CD at all of their shows, online at the store link, or you can download from iTunes or cdbaby.
"One Drunken Kiss" Album Reviews
“Neal Vitullo is one of New England’s top guitarists, touring relentlessly with his band The Vipers. I highly recommend his excellent new album “One Drunken Kiss”, for fans of straight ahead, unvarnished roots rock and roll.” — Tom Guerra, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“One Drunken Kiss, This is THAT record you’ve been waiting for. While many blues performers have come and gone over the past 40 plus years, it’s refreshing to see that the star of Neal and The Vipers shines brighter than ever as evidenced by their latest release, “One Drunken Kiss”. Engineered and produced by Jack Gauthier, “One Drunken Kiss” artfully showcases the diverse range of NEAL & THE VIPERS with blues, American Roots Music. In a genre filled with many able and capable performers around the world, “One Drunken Kiss” by NEAL & THE VIPERS rises to the top and promises to be one of the best blues-rock releases of 2018.” — Fritz Homans, Host - "The Blues Station" on WERU-FM
“This album is a great representation of what NEAL & THE VIPERS are all about. Their sound is like no other artist that you will hear, especially the unique telecaster guitar tone that can only resonate from Neal’s vintage amps.” — AJ Wachtel, Blues Music Magazine