Manchester Tribute band Neville 42 will be performing live at Góbefest showcasing a very special set of well known Hungarian hit songs and British classics with Székely Hungarian singer Bercy Bíró and drummer Andrea Pruck.
The fantastic tribute band learnt the lyrics of countless well known classics and will be singing them in Hungarian along with Bercy. The band first performed this set at the North West Hungarian Party, warming up for the headline act Republic. They conjured up an amazing atmosphere at a truly mindblowing live event.
Neville 42 were formed in 2015 by an eclectic mix of previous band members, long-lost friends and complete strangers, all with a common bond that is the guilty pleasure of Level 42.
With the tribute band scene having very little to offer in the way the great band itself, along with each band member being at a crossroads in their own muso/musical careers and wondering what the hell to do next, it seemed that the most obvious thing to do was to form a Level 42 tribute band in order to fill the gap and also to make life that bit more difficult for themselves!
The band have been busy and have covered the four corners of the UK since its birth and the reaction to the gigs they have played to date has been overwhelming, they played twice at Europe’s largest tribute festival ‘Tribfest’ in front 1000 people which went down a storm. The band have been invited to play the festival again in 2017. They have even had positive encouragement from some of the ex-members of Level 42 itself.
Their live shows re-create the energetic and highly accomplished live performances which Level 42 have been famous for over the years. With a great blend of all the original hits and live tracks that were popular with the more hard-core fans, Neville 42 deliver an authentic sound that really is true to the original. They pay tribute to the early classics such as The Chinese Way, Love Games and the later hits Heaven In My Hands and Forever Now.
Neville 42 comprises of five band members:
David Lloyd (Bass & vocals)
Wayne Brown (Keyboards & Vocals)
Ejaz Ibrahim (Guitar)
Andrea Pruck (Drums)
Sam Barnwell (Vocals)
Each band member has been active on the UK music scene for over 30 years (about 150 years if you combine them!), all working with a variety of established acts.
David Lloyd has had a prolific career as a bass player travelling round the world with various original and cover bands and was a member of Achtung Baby during their most successful period. He is also still in big demand as a session player.
Wayne Brown is a multi instrumentalist, producer & songwriter who has been very active on the music scene and comes from a strong musical pedigree. He has played a wide variety of musical genres from Ska to Punk, from Rock to Funk.
Ejaz Ibrahim has had a high profile on the Manchester music scene over the years with his highly original blend of virtuosity and creative sounds. He is the younger brother of Aziz Ibrahim (ex Stone Roses, Steve Wilson, Asia & Simply Red).
Andrea Pruck Is a highly respected and sought after session drummer on the Manchester music scene. She is rock steady and has grooves to make you move. She is from Hungary, and has years of experience. Andrea has become the latest addition to the Neville42 team.
Sam Barnwell has silky smooth vocals and began performing at the tender age of 5 doing ballet and singing in church choirs. She has done both lead and backing vocals and is also an accomplished songwriter and producer with her own recording studio.