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... One thing's clear - lead vocalist Neve knows how to belt with so much emotion, you can almost taste his tears.

- Aging Youth Magazine #19

- Aging Youth Magazine


... Frontman Neve is the band's strongest selling point, as his rich vocals delivers each song with such intensity you can almost feel your heart leap when he launches into a Gregorian-like chant on "In Nomine."

- MTV - MTV


The Ocean Band gave a stellar performance opening for chart topping American band Hoobastank (‘The Reason’) in Sentosa Beach (Singapore).

- S. Thomas, The Straits Times, Life!, August 31, 2005 - The Straits Times


The media has been buzzing with praise and accolades for their album (‘Barcodes’) and Neve’s powerful vocals… Having heard "Change"—a song you can download off their site—I’m inclined to agree.” “The Ocean Band is bound to make waves, no doubt about it.

- G. Leong, MTVAsia.com, 2005 - MTV


’Must-See’ performers… truly world-class... One of the Top 5 acts in Singapore… (either) Jazz, Blues or Rock n' Roll… Front man Neve's powerful and charismatic vocals will have you mesmerized…

- A. Narayan, Singapore Business Traveler, August, 2005, page 46 - Singapore Business Traveler


(Ocean Band's)... CD is one of the 5 items every man wants…”

- The Straits Times, Urban, August 11, 2005 - The Straits Times, Urban


A Jeff Buckley Tribute event... This Guy is Amazing.

- Sublime Sound Bar, Tel Aviv, Israel, Aug 2007 - Sublime Sound Bar, Tel Aviv, Israel


Discography

Aug 07 - Catamaran is formed
Sep 07 - The band is finishing work on a professionally produced 4-song EP.

The following applies to Neve's former band, The Ocean Band:
Radio:
Tracks from the album 'Barcodes' have received regular airplay on 93.8 FM (Singapore) during the summer of 2005 as has the single 'Come On' on Power98 FM in early 2006.

Videos:
Live recordings of various shows as well as The Ocean Band's appearance on the Arts Central documentary program 'Front' can be found at www.youtube.com/profile?user=theoceanbandsg

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Bio

EMI just released 'Change', a song written by Neve and Guy Eliyahou, on 'Rock In Asia' (Aug 07, cdbaby.com/cd/rockinasiacomp).

What sets the band apart is Neve, Catamaran's frontman, who's an international musician whose singing has been repeatedly lauded as "powerful, charismatic..." and whose "... rich vocals deliver each song with such intensity you can almost feel your heart leap..." (MTV).

Neve opened for American band Hoobastank in 04 as well as headed hundreds of gigs in Holland, Germany, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Thailand and France with his former band - The Ocean Band. In November 05, that band was voted National Winners and was flown to the 'World Battle Of The Bands - World Finals' in Hong Kong (worldbattleofthebands.com).

2007 Aug, Catamarn held two amazing Jeff Buckley tribute events that were enthusiastically promoted on JeffBuckley.com.

2006 saw The Ocean Band on the main stage of the international Sembawang Festival back in Singapore and, shortly afterwards, in the world renowned Esplanade Concert Hall (making it their fifth gig within the Esplanade - esplanade.com).

Catamaran's music is the result of such diverse influences as Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam, Police, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden and Tori Amos.

Tony (drums) is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and technically proficient drummers in his country. He received a scholarship from Drumtech, London's top drum and percussion school.

Shahar (bass) is a gifted, technically amazing musician who plays numerous instruments.

Yaniv Z. (lead guitar) is a powerful yet sensible guitarist with his own Les Paul sound.. Hand-picked out of many hopefuls, he's the most recent addition to the band.