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Here's What Neil From "Art Attack" Looks Like Now

He's always had people cutting shapes.

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For anyone who grew up in the '90s, Art Attack presenter Neil Buchanan is nothing short of an artistic visionary.

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His cheerful smile and infinite supply of PVA brought art to life.

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But what most viewers didn't know at the time, was that under that snug red jumper lay a dormant rock god.

Before picking up the pipe cleaners, Neil performed lead guitar & backing vocals in a heavy metal band called Marseille.

L-R Neil Buchanan, Mark Hays, Sav Pearse, Keith Knowles and Steve Dunwoodie.
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L-R Neil Buchanan, Mark Hays, Sav Pearse, Keith Knowles and Steve Dunwoodie.

And it wasn't just a side hobby: The band won the first UK "Battle of the Bands" in 1977 and went on to support Judas Priest in concert.

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That's right, Neil Buchanan from Art Attack used to open for Judas Priest.

The band reformed in 2007, when Neil finished up a 17 year run as host of Art Attack.

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Rock on, Neil! \m/ \m/

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