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Neverest evolve from metal to pop

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Toronto based Neverest has roots in hard rock and metal, but you wouldn’t know it to listen to their  pop R and B/ Michael Jackson/  ’90s boy band influenced sound.Neverest visit Lethbridge, April 2. Photo by Richard  Sibbald
“The fans have really embraced what we have done,” said bassist  Paul  Loduca, from a tour stop in Kingston, where they are in the middle of a tour with Stereos. They bring the tour to Lethbridge, April 2 at Bully’s Entertainment Centre.

Neverest just released their debut EP ‘About Us,’  and have released  two singles, the title track and the latest single ‘Everything.’
Odura started out as a guitarist in another metal band and was  captivated by one of lead singer Spyros ‘Spee’ Chalkiotis’s songs, which  he heard on the original demo from the original incarnation of Neverest — Spee and guitarist/ keyboardist Mike Klose.
 “It changed my life. It was the song ‘Blame Me,’ It has the MJ feel (Michael Jackson) but it was his voice and the intensity. I just related to it. I’d had a relationship end and the song said exactly what I was feeling,” he continued adding the band  are all highly trained musicians who play multiple instruments.

“Spee used to be the drummer. He has a degree in jazz percussion from York and Mike used to be the bassist. He’s also a classically trained painist and the drummer, Brendon Colomeco comes from Timmins. We found him on Craigslist,” he said adding  the band attracted the attention and support of 2Deep’s CJ Huyer and the Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough.

Spee and Klose were already playing progressive rock and metal, but changed direction after meeting producer Mike ‘MK’  Kiofos

“Our producer knows CJ and he was really excited about the band and kept the support. And Howie was in Toronto with the Backstreet Boys and heard us through CJ.  We played him stripped down acoustic  versions of our songs and we all sing. He was really impressed with us,” he continued.


“Howie is the most humble guy and he’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world. He’s been doing this for 20 years. He’s like a big brother to us, so it means a lot that he’s thinks so highly of us,” he enthused.
“We have a lot of respect for what he does, and we all grew up listening to Michael Jackson,” he continued.

“In this band we get to play  every style of music  we like  in one big package. And you can’t argue about that,” he continued adding the band has never been to Lethbridge before.

“The live shows  are very fun. And we’re all like brothers. So we’re laughing 90 per cent of the time and we’re really hard workers which you see combined with the fun. We’ve juggled relationships and tourign ” he continued.
‘“We’re lucky. We’ve had great support from our families and friends. But we connect with people and that’s the most important thing,” he said.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 March 2011 11:57 )  
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