When The Goldenhour parted in 2006 Neil began performing regularly as a solo acoustic act but soon missed the dynamic of making music with other musicians and for a couple of years around then formed The Mesmer Club with Goldenhour bassist Neil Menzies, singer & percussionist Deborah Cooper and drummer Reuben Millward.
By 2008 Neil had already started recording some songs with a view to releasing a solo album and recruited his three Mesmer Club colleagues to participate in the recording sessions under the guise of 'Neil Sturgeon & The Infomaniacs'. Goldenhour lead guitarist David Andrews jumped on board too and by the time the debut single 'Break Me' appeared in 2010 the Infomaniacs had played a handful of live shows around Scotland and launched the single at ABC2 in Glasgow.
A second single 'Ride The Tide' followed in 2012 along with a couple of dates at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow. For some one-off events and short spells the line up of the band varied from time to time in the following couple of years with Ian Grier (bass), Celine Donoghue (Banjo, Fiddle) and Ally Maclean (Keyboards) also performing live with the band.
In 2013 Marc Tuffley joined the band to play drums & percussion at festival gigs such as Live At Troon and the Wickerman Festival 2014 after which Sturgeon decided to have a sabbatical from live performance to enjoy and concentrate on parental duties after the birth of his son Paul.
In late 2016 Neil played a solo support to Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah in Glasgow which whetted his appetite to finish the album and get out playing live again. Most of the Infomaniacs took part in a successful acoustic show at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow in February 2017 to promote the third Infomaniacs single “NY Reflection Song'. Fast forward to early 2018 and the Infomaniacs reconvened in the rehearsal room to get ready to promote the now completed 'Geography & Luck' album ahead of it's release in June 2018 kicking off with a hometown show at Stereo in Glasgow on Friday 22nd June.