Neville

Neville

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Songs with an honest vocal style - close to garage, but not far from smooth. Unpretentious pop/rock that takes more than one listen to really discover its core. This is music that will stand the test of time regardless of trends and fashions and other superficialities.

Biography

Originally from South Africa, Neville started playing the guitar from the age of 18. He specialized in rock/blues & jazz and soon started playing with various bands on the circuit, joining them on their gigs around Cape Town. He has travelled extensively and played with bands in New Orleans, Melbourne and has met Counting Crows, Mark Knopfler, Tori Amos, Sting, Harry Connick JNR and Dave Matthews (his musical mentors).

After eventually moving to Australia, Neville played in ensembles and trios from theatre restaurants to winery’s in and around Melbourne before forming his own band.

In April 2005 Neville signed to Moonstruck Records for the release of “No Need To Hurry”, distributed by Automatic Distribution represented by A-B-A-C-A Canada. The Album is available at HMV, SANITY, JB HIFI, TOWER RECORDS, CD BABY and GASLIGHT. The Band is: Pete Guidera (Drums), Brad Ackland (Bass), and Neville Klotz (Guitar and Vocals).

Neville was the featured artist on Fox Fm’s “In The Deep End” on Sunday 3rd April and has been played and interviewed on a variety of community radio stations around Australia. The band has played at The Hard Rock Cafe, PBS Festival Of Song and many venues in and around Melbourne and Sydney. The band will be playing in London in March 2006.

Lyrics

Sugar In My Veins

Written By: Neville Klotz

Got vultures in my mailbox
Too much lies in these ears
What I see on my TV
Almost brings me to tears

Nothing comes to this empty drum
Not even the rain fills me up
Nothing comes to this empty one
Not even laughter fills my cup

Put some sugar in my veins
So my heart feels sweet again
Colour in my eyes
So I can’t see these grey skies
Do it right now
I don’t want to hear you say
There’ll be better days

These bright hues disappear
The summer is almost done
Got too much sand in my soul
And dust in my lungs

Nothing comes to this late sun
Not even the rays light me up
Nothing comes to this cold one
Not even your eyes or your touch

Put some sugar in my veins
So my heart feels sweet again
Colour in my eyes
So I can’t see these grey skies
Do it right now
I don’t want to hear you say
There’ll be better days

© Neville Klotz 2005

Hope

Written By: Neville Klotz

There's no hope for you down here
No hope no matter how long you stare
What did you think
You could achieve?

There's no luck for you above ground
Empty vessels move without a sounds
What did you think
We could ever be?

She waters dead plants
Hoping for some kind of sign
I can see from behind these eyes
We won't make it to the other side
No,
So run just as fast as you can
As they shut the doors
I feel it's breaking my heart
And breaking yours

These explosions shake my world
I'm trying not to be scared
But the red and blue lights are coming closer

Don't pick me up, dance with me
I want to run my hands through your hair
I want to feel, want to feel
That you still care

Now I water dead plants
Hoping for some kind of sign
I can see from behind these eyes
We won't make it to the other side
No,
So run just as fast as you can
As they shut the doors
I feel it's breaking my heart
And breaking yours

Blood red lips on a dust filled face
Tell me who came and stole all hope away
These candied apple eyes, smiles and "Hi"s all yesterday?
No
So run just as fast as you can
As they shut the doors
I feel it's breaking my heart
And breaking yours
Run just as fast as you can
As they shut the doors
I feel it's breaking my heart
And breaking yours

Hide Your Disappointment

Written By: Neville Klotz

Load up your gear on that truck
You’re gonna need every piece
Now don’t you never, never count on your luck
Have another one of these at least

To do it right you got to be more than brave
Don’t do nothing stupid
It’s only your thoughts that will make you a slave
No matter what you said you did

All these faces staring
Look so familiar

Why don’t you
Take another part of me and fake it
Yeah, pretend you just didn’t see
So when we reach the end
You can look at me and
Hide your disappointment
Easily

Don’t kick open the door it’s already unlocked
I can hear their voices
If they ignore you don’t be shocked
Read everything in their faces

Alright, get behind those lines and stand up straight
It’s only where the strong survive
Come on it’s show-time don’t you be late
Make the dream come alive

All these faces staring at me
Look so familiar
____

Oh this beautiful world
I could never get the perfect girl
Oh this beautiful land
In your eyes deceit
The perfect plan

All the faces starving
Look just like me

Discography

Without a Trace - Long Into The Night - 2003 (original Jazz music- swing/blues)

Neville - No Need To Hurry - 2004
(adult contemporary - pop/rock)

Hide Your Disappointment - Latest Single

Neville - Don't You Get It? - New Album released on 18th May 2006

Set List

Simple Call - instrumental
No Need To Hurry
All In A Memory
These Times (Won't Get Me Down)
Nothing New
A Million Nights - instrumental
Glove
Ten Years
The Line
After The Moment
Phone
Green Eyes (Angel You'll Never See)
Leaving
Hide Your Disappointment
Above The Clouds - instrumental
High Heeled Shoes
Sugar In My Veins
The Same Cup
Live Lightly On This Earth
Hope
These Colours Just Bleed
With Love
Sometimes (You Gotta Live)

Songs range from 3-5 minutes. All Originals