We've decided to kick off our brand new FEATURED ACT series with the fabulous Neotones our hugely talented & energetic party band from Kent!
This blog is your opportunity to get to low down on not only what The Neotones have to offer, but also what it's like to be in an in-demand & busy wedding band.
Meet The Band...
The Neotones are a four piece band made up of Steph (vocals), Rich (bass), Alex (drums) & Darren (guitar).
Hailing from Kent they are all talented & established musicians in their own right. But came together to create The Neotones with a shared passion & love for getting the party started. With a repertoire that (quite literally!) spans the decades and a dynamic and exciting energy, they have fast become one of the most sought after bands in the South East.
Whether they're playing at weddings, parties, corporate events or at public venues, they love what they do - which is evident when you watch them live!
So to help you get to know them a little better, we spoke to their lead singer Steph & asked her a few questions!
How did you guys meet?
Steph: "So, Rich and Alex have been friends since school & played together in a few original bands. Rich & Darren were playing a ski season in the Alps together & decided to form a new band so they could gig in the UK. They just needed a singer...
I had met Darren a few years previous to this & so he got in touch and asked me to come to their audition! However, no one else turned up so I got the gig by default ha!"
But with Steph's insane vocals, we're pretty sure it wasn't a hard sell!!
They initially formed the band 'One Louder' & played together for a summer.
Steph: "We all got on so well and realised we were on to a good thing! So, the boys stopped playing in the Alps, I quit Musical Theatre (the industry in which she was currently working) and we decided to take it seriously and we became The Neotones."
What is your favourite memory from a gig?
Steph: "We've done some really awesome gigs including the Media Week Awards, Haymarket Christmas Parties and a boat party for Sky. But I'd say some of our best memories are from when we had just formed as a group.
We started out by performing in holiday parks & so spent a lot of time together travelling in cars and staying over in caravans - and laughing a lot! That is definitely where we learned our craft and became best of friends."
What's the best part of being in a wedding/events band?
Steph: "There's lots of reasons why we love being an events band. It's pretty cool that we get to work with our best mates doing what we love. It's also a great feeling to be a part of someone's special day, making memories for/with them.
We also love it when we get free food ha!"
Finding a band who are genuinely best friends both on and off stage can make all the difference to the atmosphere of an event. Chemistry is key to an amazing performance by a band - & these guys certainly have it!
If you're considering booking The Neotones for your next event you may want to know the following -
- The Neotones offer different packages including a separate acoustic duo performance that would perfectly suit a drinks reception or wedding breakfast.
- The Neotones can expand their lineup to include backing vocalists/dancers if you're looking for even more WOW factor!
- They provide carefully crafted playlists in between their sets - so the atmosphere never drops.
- They provide all their own professional equipment including lighting - so you have nothing to worry about!
- They will travel throughout the UK & internationally to make your event and unforgettable night.
- Their individual resumes include West End Shows, and supporting Billy Idol, Aha, Kate Nash, White Lies and tours of Europe & the USA.
Is there anything else you could ask for from a band?? We don't think so.
So if you're interested in booking this mega talented foursome - then GET IN TOUCH!
Check out their full promotional video below and head to their profile using the link - https://www.theactbooker.com/performer/the-neotones
These guys are the ultimate party starters & we know you'll be in safe hands!
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