The Band

“Music’s Best Kept Secret”

When a band is fronted by an electrifying voice like Nikki Lamborn’s, when its songs are written by the gifted Catherine ‘Been’ Feeney, when its musicians are world class, it’s called NEVER THE BRIDE
 

Nikki Lamborn (Lead Singer)

Lead singer Nikki Lamborn is one of the most talented vocalists in the music world today. From Bristol, England, she left for the bright lights of London after working since the age of 15 at everything from hairdressing to waitressing, as she knew there was no road too tough to follow her dream to sing.

Roger Daltrey once gave possibly the highest accolade when he said “Nikki is the best female rock singer since Janis Joplin, and I should know what I am talking about, I knew Janis!” Many compliments come from great singers: Diva Dame Shirley Bassey on hearing Nikki sing The Living Tree for the first time said “I got goose pimples and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.”

They went on to produce Bassey’s Get The Party Started album. The Dame found working with the girls “inspirational” and thanked them for making recording fun again. Their collaboration reached Number 6 in the UK album charts.

Nikki is also in demand as a successful Vocal Coach who has worked with a host of household names. Coaching professionally for over a decade, she has been described as “the best vocal coach I have ever known” by Beverley Knight and “a wonderful pleasure to work with” by Jocelyn Brown. As well as coaching privately clients such as Gabrielle Aplin, Lana Del Ray and Newton Faulkner, Nikki holds sessions at London’s Dean Street Studios and has appeared on television in Channel 4’s “Faking It” and the BBC’s “Just the Two of Us.”

 

Catherine Feeney (Keyboard, Guitar & Vocals)

Catherine ‘Been’ Feeney is main composer, keyboard player, vocalist and occasional guitarist. She is an exceptionally talented songwriter who brings a unique blend of strength and melody to each song, which makes this duo who they are today. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, she also made her way to London where she met Nikki on stage in a London Pub. Soon after they started writing and working together and haven’t stopped since.

A student of the Royal College of Music and Dramatic Art, together with Nikki she has performed live and recorded with the world’s top musicians, numbering such greats as The Who, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, ZZTOP, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Paul Rodgers and Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) who all found their talent extraordinary.

As well as recording and producing Never The Bride, they also own Lock Stock & Barrel Records. Since the label’s successful Dame Shirley experience they are now involved in producing other artists and providing breaks for new up and coming artists as they look optimisticly towards an exciting musical future.

 

Boys In The Band

Nikki and Been are the nucleus of the band and depending on touring and the style of event we’ll be joined by some of these talented world-class musicians…

 

YoYo Buys (Electric Bass)

YoYo BuysSouth African bass player YoYo has lots of gigging and recording experience. He has worked with over 150 bands and artists and toured the world supporting the likes of Bryan Adams, Counting Crows, Collective Soul and Buddy Guy.

He was a member of South African chart-topping band The Usual from 1993 – 2000 where he scored a string of hits before moving to London.

An established clinician who also plays double bass, stunt guitar and Chapman Stick, Yoyo does workshops and demos for various manufacturers and has worked with drummer Mark Schulman, supported guitarist Frank Gambale and recorded with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer.

 

Fergus Gerrand (Drums and Percussion)

Fergus has toured with Take That, Hank Marvin, Vanessa Mae, Vasko Vassilev, Human League, and recorded with Melenie C, Beverley Craven, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Madonna, Katie Melua, William Orbit to name but a few.

 

Murray Gould (Guitars)

Murray Gould can only be described as a phenomenally talented guitarist and we are very excited to have him in the band.

He has played live and in the studio with Elton John, Dido, Faithless and The Sugarbabes and has recently been on tour with The Wanted.

Other credits include writing ‘Ballet Black’ for the English National Ballet and an album of Surf music, surfing being his next passion to guitar playing.

 

David Levy (Bass)

Dave Levy has played with many great blues artists including Rory Gallagher, Steve Marriot and Bonnie Tyler.
 

Richie Newman (Drums)

Richie Newman has played drums live and in the studio for Mark Knopfler, Joe Brown, Jim Capaldi, Steve Marriot, Sam Brown, Rory Gallagher, Alvin Lee and Glenn Hughes.

 

Sally-Jo (Violin)

As well as playing fiddle with Never The Bride, Sally-Jo also plays 6 string electric violin with her epic cinematic metal band ‘Splintered Soul.’ From Perth, Western Australia, rock and metal music is her passion, but she also has a deep love for all styles from classical to world music to house and film-scores to just about anything!! Like NTB, music is the air she breathes and the blood that pumps though her veins!

Click here to read more about Sally-Jo in fascinating interview.

Sally-Jo Violin



  • UPCOMING SHOWS



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  • GUESTBOOK

    KEITH ARMITAGE: Coming to london between Christmas and New year. Hope to see the band at the half moon. Last time I saw the band was at Pacific Road Birken...
    Rosanna: Rosanna here. Sat was incredible my friends and I so enjoyed. Julie my friend ex BBC violinist has been to several of your other gigs. ...
    Melonie Calam: Amazing night, well done and a huge thankyou to you , Been and the boys . Hadn't seen that bass player before but I recognise him as the one...
    Andy: Thanks once again Nikki Been and the band for a fantastic night out at the pheasantry last night. I just love seeing you at that venue and t...
    Lindsay Baker: Really Brilliant gig at the Square & Compass. Lovely to see you both again. We really enjoyed ourselves. Hope it's not too long before ...
    Andy: Hi Nikki & Been Fantastic night yet again at the Bulls Head. So much better now they have rejigged the room. Great guests as alway. L...
    Sue and Sarah: We are having NTB withdrawal, haven't seen the band for months! Maybe we can find some spare time next year to head South and party! T E...
    Alan: great gig at Barnes last night. You did amazingly despite obvs protracted probs with your monitor phones!. The piano guy from the audience...
    jacob hammer: LOVE your lyricks! do you never come to cobenhagen again? we are some fans who love your music! I will trye to promote you by danish radi...
    Sophie: Great night at Queens Pub in Moss. Met lots of new friends. Shame I was so pissed I can't remember any of their names!...
    Olav Bjørngaard: Amazing performance at Hell Blues, thank you for a unforgetable moment when doing a duet with Davina....
    Dagfinn Nuttall: Thank you so much Nikki for the great concerts in Hell.. it was good to see you again and i hope it wont be a year til next time the only s...
    Nikki Dunn: Great night at The Green Note Camden. Amazing gig Never the Bride. Great to see Nikki and Been....
    Andrew: Another great night with NTB at the Green Note in Camden Thanks to Nikki Lamborn & Been and the band. Here's to many more. :-)"...
    Alan: Frist time for us at Greennote Sat 30th : fantastic evening...def come again. Thankyou so much , you're just so lovely....
  • PRODUCTIONS

    Never The Bride had lots of fun recording with legendary Dame Shirley Bassey!



  • PUBLISHER/LABEL

 
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