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To make honest and captivating videos of wonderful songs


The discovery, practice and performance of song enriches understanding of emotion, relationships and all human interaction for performer and audience. We collaborate and create artistic videos of songs and stories that are relevant, beautiful and fascinating in today's modern world. We are ambassadors for contemporary song performance.


ARTSONGSTORY does not aim to make 'viral videos' or achieve millions of 'likes.' It uses YouTube as a platform to showcase videos of music it really believes in. Time, thought and effort went into the creation of each one with a focus on genuine and honest human stories. We're fighting the war of viral-video-bullets with large canon-ball bouquets of beautiful sound, colour and stories.


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Indian-Scottish Neil Balfour is an award-winning British Baritone and Voiceover Artist. He started musical life as a pianist, punk-rocker and conductor, graduating from Leeds College of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio, before falling in love with all-things-voice to tell stories. A former Britten-Pears, Samling, Momentum and Concordia artist, he has performed at the Glastonbury Festival and is the first to beatbox in an opera at Longborough Festival Opera.

Neil is the first classical artist for sE Electronics and NORD (world-leading microphones & digital pianos), director of ArtSongStory (compelling videos of art-song) and is proud to be supported by Penhaligon’s British Perfumers, VivoBarefoot shoes, Tailfin and Mason Cycles. His work as a voiceover artist has had over 100 million plays.

Outside of opera, Neil is a keen barista, climber and adventure cyclist.

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