• Tim Reynolds

NEXT LEVEL MUSIC - THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC


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.

ENTER LAUREN JOHNSON...

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 CORPORATE EVENTS, CHARITY FUNDRAISERS, LUXURY WEDDINGS AND MORE IN THE UK AND OVERSEAS - WITH AN INCREASINGLY BUSY DIARY EVERY YEAR SINCE ITS INCEPTION AND BOASTING AN EVER GROWING ROSTER OF INCREDIBLE VOCALISTS AND MUSICIANS.

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 OFFERS AND PROVIDES SEVERAL BANDS, DJs & DJ LIVE ACTS, AS WELL AS SOLOISTS AND A STRING QUARTET. THERE ARE A FEW MORE THINGS IN THE PIPELINE TOO, SO STAY TUNED TO THE NEXT LEVEL BLOG! IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH NEXT LEVEL MUSIC TO DISCUSS YOUR MUSIC NEEDS FOR YOUR BIG DAY!

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