OUR STORY

FLASH BACK TO 2009... TIM REYNOLDS WAS A WORKING DRUMMER & MUSIC PRODUCER IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND, ENJOYING HIS WORK WITH SEVERAL BANDS, PLAYING FESTIVALS, WEDDINGS, EVENTS ETC AROUND THE UK, EUROPE AND NORTH AFRICA. 

TIM NOTICED THAT A LOT OF BANDS HAD SIMILAR SET LISTS AND WONDERED IF THERE WAS ROOM IN THE MARKET FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, MORE FOCUSED ON THE R&B, GARAGE, HIPHOP AND POP MUSIC HE FELT WAS RELEVANT TO HIS GENERATION, RATHER THAN THE STRICT MOTOWN OR STRICT ROCK REPERTOIRES OF A LOT OF BANDS HE'D BEEN PLAYING WITH. 

 

SO HE STARTED AN ACOUSTIC DUO - CROCODILE DONE DEAL, WHICH BECAME INSTANTLY POPULAR AT BARN WEDDINGS, BARS AND CLUBS.
THE DUO SOON BECAME A TRIO - NOW THE NEXT LEVEL PARTY TRIO, STILL THE ONLY TRIO WE'VE FOUND THAT PLAYS GANGSTER'S PARADISE!

AS THE TRIO BECAME BUSIER AND BUSIER, TIM STARTED TO PLAY LESS AND LESS WITH SOME OF THE LARGER BANDS HE HAD PLAYED WITH BEFORE. HE MISSED THE HORNS, THE KEYBOARDS AND THE PERCUSSION, AND ESPECIALLY THE MULTIPLE SINGERS, AND THE MUSICAL FREEDOM ALL OF THESE ELEMENTS GIVE YOU IN A BAND SETTING. 

TIM WAS A GUEST AT A FELLOW MUSICIAN & BAND LEADER'S WEDDING, WHEN HE HAPPENED TO MEET VOCALIST LAUREN JOHNSON. THE TWO FELL FOR EACH OTHER ALMOST INSTANTLY, AS IF BY MAGIC. 

 

LAUREN MIXED IN DIFFERENT CIRCLES TO TIM, SO WHEN TIM EXPLAINED HIS LONGING FOR A LARGE BAND THEY WERE QUICKLY ABLE TO POOL THEIR RESOURCES AND PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL. 


TAKING EVERYTHING TIM HAD LEARNT FROM THE REPERTOIRE CHOICES AND ENERGETIC PERFORMANCES IN THE TRIO WITH LAUREN'S EYE FOR HIGH END GLAMOUR & PUTTING IT ALL INTO A LARGE BAND SETTING CREATED THE NEXT LEVEL SHOW BAND.

THE NEXT LEVEL SHOW BAND HAS GONE FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, PLAYING AT LUXURY EVENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE - BOASTING AN EVER GROWING ROSTER OF INCREDIBLE VOCALISTS AND MUSICIANS AND AN INCREASINGLY FULL SCHEDULE.

WITH THE NEXT LEVEL SHOW BAND AS THE FLAGSHIP ACT, THE ROSTER OF INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS & DJs IS GROWING ALL THE TIME.

NEXT LEVEL MUSIC NOW PROVIDES SEVERAL BANDS, DJs & DJ LIVE ACTS, AS WELL AS SOLOISTS AND A STRING QUARTET, AIMING TO BE A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ANYONE IN NEED OF EXCEPTIONALLY ENTERTAINING LIVE MUSIC & DJs FOR THEIR EVENTS.

OUR GREEN POLICY

AT NEXT LEVEL MUSIC WE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT AS MUSICIANS WE'RE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL... A LOT! 


WE'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM FOR A LONG WHILE AND HAVE DECIDED TO START OPERATING, AS OF 2019, A NEW GREEN POLICY, WHICH WILL HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND DO SOMETHING POSITIVE TO COUNTERACT THE AIR MILES WE RACK UP IN A YEAR. 

WE DECIDED THAT DONATING TO A CHARITY THAT PLANTS, RESTORES AND CONSERVES RAINFORESTS WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS, AND THERE WAS ONE CHARITY THAT STOOD TALL ABOVE THE REST... THE WORLD LAND TRUST.

STARTING IN 2019, WE'LL BE MAKING A MONTHLY DONATION TO THE WORLD LAND TRUST TO FEND OFF ANY EMISSIONS MADE DURING OUR WORK IN THE UK, WHICH EQUATES TO JUST UNDER 2.5 ACRES OF RAINFOREST PROTECTED PER YEAR.

FOR EACH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE, NEXT LEVEL MUSIC WILL BE MAKING A DONATION  TO PLANT, RAISE & CONSERVE AN ENTIRE ACRE OF RAINFOREST.

WE FEEL THAT IF EVERYBODY DOES THEIR BIT, WE CAN LIVE IN A BETTER, CLEANER WORLD AND LEAVE THE WORLD IN A BETTER CONDITION THAN WHEN WE ARRIVED ON IT.

WE'RE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO IMPROVE THE WAY WE DO THINGS, AND TO REDUCE OUR NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR PLANET. PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY FURTHER SCHEMES OR CHARITIES WE CAN WORK WITH, WE'D BE VERY HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THEM!

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