Here's a snap from our friend Lucas de Jong of the Neons performing at the Victorian Folk Music Club last week. Such a warm and creatively vibrant community, based out at Ringwood East, we felt so welcome and we had a great night meeting people and sharing music with them. Here we are, first gig with a riser! (mmmm..💡) #bandthrills Mich and Catie all elevated, and Jess standing up, happy as a clam:
The Neons would like to express a heartfelt thanks to Holly Downes, Hannah Gillespie, and everyone involved in making the Majors Creek Festival the exceptional and exemplary experience that it was. These guys know how to run and program a great festival, it's the perfect size, and we absolutely recommend it to punters and performers alike. The Neon Effect were honoured to be involved, and we loved meeting locals and careering around with our folkie kindreds. Special thanks to Mischa Herman for looking after us so well, as the superb host and Tonmeister of Pete's Lounge. Here's a delightful Neon offering from our friend Paul!:
The Neon Effect’s debut album Orlando’s Dream is finally cooked, and we are delighted to get our contemporary Aussie Folk out into the sound world! Here are snippets of three tracks, with pieces by Catie Martin, Michael Kennedy, Michelle Doyle, Mischa Herman, Jonathan Burton and Carrie Young. Thanks so much for listening, and if you like what you hear, head to our pozible page and support us by ordering your copy of Orlando’s Dream! https://www.pozible.com/proje…/the-neon-effect-debut-album-1
The Neons are performing at the Victorian Folk Music Club on Tuesday 13th November, our first Melbs gig since May and likely our last for the year. Go on, head south-east to the Ringwood East Community Hall, 7:45pm $14/12 We're on from 9pm, club performers open stage first!
The Neon Effect are ecstatic to have completed their debut album, and we can’t wait to share our contemporary Aussie folk with you! Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing some sneak peek samples from our new recording… We’ll kick off with our arrangements of three stellar works by Australian musicians Catherine Fraser, Carl Pannuzzo and Miriam Jones. Thanks so much for listening, and if you like what you hear, head to our pozible page and order your copy of Orlando’s Dream! https://www.pozible.com/proje…/the-neon-effect-debut-album-1
It's HERE! Our Pozible campaign is live! FINALLY!! After an epic and creatively funtastic journey, our debut album is mixed, mastered, graphic-ed up and headed to the printers! Pre-sales are available through our campaign, as well as some other excitin offers. Follow the link to check it all out! We're so stoked to be launching our new Australian folk music into the world but we need your help, and would greatly appreciate any support you can offer, big or small! Thank you!
After our winter hibernation the Neons are getting into gear for some springtime festival goodness. We'll be playing a set in Melbourne at the Art and Industry Festival program launch, Thurs Oct 25th at 6pm, 1 Hudson Road, Spotswood. We're off to the Dorrigo Folk and Blues festival on Friday 26th-Sun 28th Oct, we can't wait to get up to northern NSW for this festival we've heard so much about! Then, from Nov 9-11th we'll be performing and giving a workshop at the gorgeous Major's Creek Festival, swoon! We'll be back for a show at the Victorian Folk Club on Tuesday 13th November, Ringwood East Community Hall, 7:45pm. We can't wait to get performing together again, hope to catch you at one of these gigs!
Big shout out to Jude Armishaw and Molly Galea who put on a very successful Music Soiree last Saturday. The Neons were bought at auction by these lovely ladies in support of the Stringmania camp scholarship fund, and we had a ball playing a house concert to a very packed lounge room. Jude and Molly turned the event into a whole afternoon of food, drink and great performances from the local folk community, it was ace!
The Neons are performing This Saturday 14th April, 7:30pm at the Abbotsford Convent, Bishop's Parlour, as guests of The Boîte World Music Cafe:
The Neons are tickled pink to be performing our very first gigs in Western Australia, at the Fairbridge Folk festival from the 20-22nd April. We'll be performing in 3 gigs as a band, plus offering an Aussie tunes workshop and taking part in a fiddle round-robin, can't wait! Meanwhile, in May we will be heading back to the Robert Burns Festival in Camperdown, Vic, for two gigs on Saturday 19th May, as well as joining the mighty Melbourne Scottish Fiddlers on stage on Sunday 20th (see footage below of our opening gig at Camperdown last year) Bring it!