Son of the great soul singer Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville is an accomplished multi-intrumentalist, songwriter, and singer. He first started playing in a band in 1977 and still as a teenager, Ivan joined his father and uncles in the nascent Neville Brothers, serving as third keyboardist, along with Art Neville and Gerald â€œProfessor Shorthairâ€ Tillman.
Though he has performed often with the Neville Brothers, he established himself as a go-to studio and touring musician. He was a member of Bonnie Raittâ€™s band between 1985-1987, and guested on other dates by a plethora of artists including the Rolling Stones, Don Henley, Paula Abdul, Robbie Robertson, Rufus, Delbert McClinton. He was also a member of Keith Richardsâ€™ touring X-Pensive Winos outfit on the Talk Is Cheap tour. Neville and his cousin, Ian Neville (son of Art Neville) formed the diverse jam band Dumpstaphunk in the early 2000s and continues to carry on the family tradition of bringing New Orleans sounds to the world .