Never The Bride

Never The Bride

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Rock's Best Kept Secret

Never the Bride's Nikki Lamborn and Catherine Feeney first met on stage at a jam session in a London pub.

Instant rapport and a similar taste in music and direction, lead to more jamming before Nikki from Bristol and Catherine, better known as Been, from Glasgow, formed a song writing collaboration.

Nikki commuted to write, gig and busk in Covent Garden. Never the Bride was born and the duo built up a core following around the capital.

Their live reputation went from strength to strength and big support slots followed from The Who, ZZ TOP and The Pretenders. After successfully supporting The Who, a personal call from Roger Daltrey lead to Nikki and Been joining Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers, Peter Frampton and a few more rock gods on The British Rock Symphony Tour. The band toured the UK, Europe and Australia with the Orchestra, making a huge impression with their interpretation of Led Zeppelin's Kashmir and Stairway to Heaven.

Their first performance at The Royal Albert Hall is a key moment in Nikki and Beens' lives. Roger held up both their arms and said to the audience who were going crazy, "What d'ya reckon then? Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what I'm talking about, I knew Janis."

"After The Rock Symphony Tour ended in Australia, we decided to stay awhile and write some songs," explains Been. "We did a Thelma and Louise, rented a car and drove across the country drinking tequila in small bottles.

"The money had run out by the time we reached Sydney, but luckily it was around the time of The Olympics and there were lots of people to entertain. Our busking skills paid for the song-writing trip and some of those songs are on our latest album, Surprise!"

Nikki's powerful presence and strong vocals has been described as Tina Turner and Robert Plant rolled into one. Her incredible voice came under the spotlight while coaching a Cambridge choir girl in the ways of rock for Channel 4's Faking It series.

Been, keyboard player and occasional guitarist, is the main composer behind the songs that together with Nikki's voice, make Never the Bride unique.

Other band members include Murray Gould on guitar, who has played with Elton John, Dido and Faithless, and David Levy on bass, who has backed Rory Gallagher and Bonnie Tyler amongst others. Drummer Richie Newman's previous gigs have included Steve Marriott, Rory Gallagher, Alvin Lee and Sam Brown.

As a response to their growing fanbase worldwide, the band have recorded a DVD rockumentary, entitled For Richer For Poorer, highlighting life for a rock band on the road both at home and abroad.

The band are playing selected dates across the UK.
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Never The Bride Discography Tracks

Albums

Never The Bride Never The Bride (Album) Atlantic US 1995 Sell This Version
NTB003 Never The Bride While U Wait(CD, Album) Not On Label NTB003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
LSBR1 Never The Bride Surprise(CD, Album) Lock Stock And Barrel Records LSBR1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
LSBR02 Never The Bride Live At ULU(CD, Album) Lock Stock And Barrel Records LSBR02 UK 2004 Sell This Version
LSBRCD08 Never The Bride Vancouver 97(CD, Album) Lock Stock And Barrel Records LSBRCD08 UK 2009 Sell This Version
LSBRDVD02 Never The Bride In Concert At The Stables Theatre(CD, Album, CD ) Lock Stock And Barrel Records LSBRDVD02 UK 2012 Sell This Version
LSBRCD10 Never The Bride Passing Through(CD, Album) Lock Stock And Barrel Records Ltd. LSBRCD10 UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Never The Bride Licensed To Bitch(CD, Album) Lock Stock And Barrel Records none UK 2013 Sell This Version
LSBRCD12 Never The Bride Jealousy(CD, Album) Lock Stock And Barrel Records LSBRCD12 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A7137CD, 7567-85558-2 Never The Bride Loser In Love(CD, Single) Atlantic, Atlantic A7137CD, 7567-85558-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
none Never The Bride Mind That Child(CD, Single) Lock Stock And Barrel Records none UK 2003 Sell This Version

Videos

01 Never The Bride For Richer For Poorer(DVD-V, PAL) Lock Stock And Barrel Records 01 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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