Never the Bride
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|Never the Bride|
|Genres||Fusion, Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, Jazz, Classic Rock|
|Years active||1991 – Present|
|Labels||Lock Stock and Barrel Records
Never the Bride are an English band, founded around 1991. Bristol-born vocalist Nikki Lamborn co-writes original songs with Catherine "Been" Feeney, who is the main composer, keyboard player, vocalist and occasional guitarist. Nikki and Catherine are the nucleus of the band, drawing additional members from an enviable pool of talented world-class musicians.
The band's recorded music transcends many of music's traditional genres. Venues are hand-picked for their live performances, which comprise a fusion of Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz and Soul; each live music event is a unique experience. They have played around the world, supporting, among many others, The Who, Robert Plant, ZZ Top, The Pretenders, Alice Cooper, Gary Brooker and Peter Frampton.
In 1999, they went on tour with the British Rock Symphony. The tour was organized by producer David Fishoff and launched at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 28, 1999. After appearing at several venues in the UK, the tour continued in Europe and the United States.
In 2001, Catherine and Nikki founded their record label Lock Stock and Barrel Records, shunning the major labels and choosing to self-release several successful albums, beginning with a collection of demos entitled While U Wait Vol. 1, and later moving on to release Surprise, Licensed To Bitch and Vancouver 97. The band sells directly to their diverse international fan base whilst retaining full artistic control.
In September 2004 they recorded a concert at ULU with sisters Tara McDonald & Anna McDonald on backing vocals, released as a CD album Live At ULU and a DVD For Richer For Poorer - Live And On The Road which also included revealing and often hilarious documentary footage from the European tour earlier the same year.
In 2005, one of their songs, "The Living Tree", was recorded by Shirley Bassey and reached #37 on the UK Singles Chart when released in April 2007. Nikki and Catherine produced Bassey's album, Get the Party Started, which peaked at #6 on the UK Albums Chart and a remix of "Get the Party Started" by Chris Cox climbed to number 3 on the Billboard Dance Chart.
- Nikki Lamborn - Vocals
- Catherine Feeney - Keyboards, Guitar
- YoYo Buys - Electric Bass
- Adam Davy - Saxophone
- Stuart Dixon - Guitar
- Fergus Gerrand - Percussion
- Murray Gould - Guitar
- David Levy - Bass Guitar
- Richie Newman - Drums
- Neil Raymond - Bass
- Licensed To Bitch (1991)
- Never the Bride (1995)
- Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin (1995)
- While U Wait Vol. 1 (2001)
- Surprise (2002)
- Mind That Child (Charity Single) (2003)
- Surprise (2004) (Alternative Version With Different Tracks)
- Live At ULU (2004)
- For Richer For Poorer - Live And On The Road(DVD) (2004)
- Vancouver 97 (2009)
- In Concert At The Stables Theatre (DVD+CD) (2012)