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




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    Richard Williams: A brilliant concert yesterday at The Bull's Head Barnes. Having caught you at the Ealing Blues Festival some time ago, we were very keen to ...
    Jo Mills: Nikki, Been lovely to meet you both at the Bristol PA event at Bristol Zoo this evening, Nikki I really enjoyed our chat. Jo.x...
    Ron: Please come to Germany! I will be the first one who is going to buy a ticket....
    Never The Bride: We love you too Bente, hope you're enjoying the music you bought x...
    cara: Cara (the Lady from Hell): What a great night at Hagan Bluesfestival! Great song and music; also had a great time singing "April Rain" with ...
    Joy chambers: Still loving since 2010...
    Never The Bride: Thanks Carl, we hope to be back in Norway soon, watch this Space, Hugs Nikki & Been x...
    Carl: Had a great night at Hagan Bluesfestival yesterday! Great voice, great musicians and very nice touch with the violin - loved it! Would like ...
    Nicky Outram: Hi Nikki Been looking on NTB website. I see you are in Sheffield on Aug 15th. Hope to see you there ! Off to Alveston tomorrow to see Anne ...
    garry bywater: hey guys any chance of you stopping of in derby, have got tickets for 5 june tropic ruislip...
    Never The Bride: Thanks for this Phil, Sadly no plans for a tour but who knows, things change daily. Watch this space x :O) and please keep spreading the NTB...
    Phil: Any North American Tour coming up ? Time to pop over to the The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver and blew away us Canucks - awesome venue,...
    Never The Bride: YEEEAAAAAAAAAY!!  Thats GREAT! please come & Say hi!  x Peace Love & Hugs  x Nikki & Been  x...
    Lise Underwood: We met you at the Melissa Etheridge concert in Shepherds Bush (remember 'hello ladies'!) - you told us about the gig tomorrow in Poole (we ...
    Judy Drayton: Oh & all the way from Mandurah in Western Australia, Australia lol........

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