Neech

Neech

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Neech uses an abstract blend of old-school soul, blues and electronica to create her own style. The ensuing sound invites you into darker territories and tells of intimate secrets with a warmth and originality that's impossible to ignore.

Biography

Currently a finalist in The Peoples Music Awards,
east London chanteuse and songwriter Neech fills in the gap between PJ Harvey and Jill Scott, letting inspiration blow from all directions. Tracks range from the sultry acoustic 'summer stories' and the bouncy dub tinged 'MerryGoRound', to the fuzzed-up warped forces that drive 'Thinking 'bout You'. 'Who is the what?' spotlights Neech in a smoky jazz den on Mars...

Growing up with the sounds of reggae, hi-life and soul divas at home and heavily influenced by the indie scene of her peers and a personal love for hip hop, Neech combines this with an abstract blend of old-school soul, blues and electronica to create her own style. The ensuing sound invites you into darker territories and tells of intimate secrets with a warmth and originality that's impossible to ignore.

Past performances with a 6 piece band including live drums, guitar, bass, electronics and string section saw Neech supporting rock and funk bands in London, as well as headlining predominantly guitar based nights around the UK and giving the crowd a soulful twist.

In 2007 Neech scaled the band down to a 4 piece of vocal, guitar, bass and drums. The highlight of the year was a performance at the Lake Of Stars music festival in Malawi, Africa. 2007 also saw the release of Neech's first full studio album, "Thinkin' Bout You", and performing guest vocals for other artists. Details and releases to follow.

Currently Neech is writing, recording and performing acoustic gigs with her guitarist, Oli, which fully expose their songwriting skills, as well as performing with a 5 piece band consisting of guitar, bass, drums and electronics. For smaller venues and PA style shows, Neech performs with a DJ/ producer, simplifying the set to focus on her vocals and manipulating her music with scratches and sound fx.

Neech is also working on new material with the full band and other musicians, many of whom she never meets in person due to the internet!

October 2008 saw Neech revisit Malawi to perform at the Lake Of Stars festival again. This year she performed twice, first as guest vocalist for MC Profit then a solo show with beats provided by DJ Q. Both sets were very well received by a local and international audience.

www.neechmusic.com
www.myspace.com/neechmusic
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Review from SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH” DECEMBER 2008
http://skopemag.com/2008/11/26/december-2008-sonicbids-%e2%80%9cartists-2-watch%e2%80%9d#more-6148
" Neech, a blues-tinged soul singer from the UK, is a refreshing voice on the music scene. Mixing roots blues, old-school soul, and contemporary electronica, Neech is writing a totally new genre in modern vocal music. Backed by a four-piece band of guitar, bass, drums, and keys/electronics/noise, this new singer/songwriter is laying new tracks through songs of the heart, relationships, and individuality. Sometimes edging on the bizarre, the instrumental accompaniment never intrudes on Neech as she croons, moans, and wails. Her “Label Me” is shored up with a Keb Mo slide guitar feel mixed with a thumping beat that allows Neech’s pure voice to soar over this roots swampy base, resulting in something rich, innovative, and very modern. Neech has one album out, Thinkin’ Bout You, which came out last year."

Discography

"Thinkin' Bout You" (2007 album), Neech
(available to download via Itunes, Napster, Play.com and all usual download sites. CD available via myspace.com/neechmusic)

Neech track "Thinkin Bout You" is available on "Who Shot Jacques Laverne Vol 2" (Jack to Phono records)

Neech Track "Be Around" is available on F.A.A.D.A's Journey MP3 compilation album.

Neech also provides guest vocals on Profit's forthcoming "Documented Memories" EP.

Radio play:
4am (Pyroradio)
Label Me (BBC Radio 6, Streetlife FM)
MerryGoRound (Breaks FM)
Who Is The What (BBC LDN)
Be Around (Itch FM)
Thinkin' Bout You (Surge FM)
... and more

Set List

Usual sets are 30 - 45 minutes. The current set list includes:
Label Me
Ruthlessness
Stride
Learning
Dirty
4am
Train Girl
Love Song
MerryGoRound
Be Around
Humble

Set lists and times vary depending on whether its a full band show or acoustic performance.