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NeolektraLocation: Based in Johannesburg
Violinist and composer, NEOLEKTRA (Naomi Tagg) has performed in over 15 countries and 3 continents over the last 10 years. Her sound has been described as "dramatic", "emanating huge emotion" and has been likened to film and gaming music. Her performances are explosive and coupled with lighting and effects promises to be a highly impactful and dramatic show. Her debut album Birth of a Heroine is out now.
A rebel at heart, South African-born NEOLEKTRA left her classical music upbringing to pursue a career in the UK unrestricted by genre and traditional expectations of the violin. An eclectic violinist, Naomi has travelled the world as a solo electric violinist and with an all-female string quartet performing in nightclubs, fashion shows, exclusive parties and high-end corporate functions for some of the world’s largest brands. She has now come back to her musical roots to create an orchestrally rich sound, diverse in genre and instrumentation, with the violin at the very centre. Her revolutionary sound has been likened to film and gaming music and her debut album, "Birth of a Heroine", is best described as evocative and epic, taking the listener on a journey through war, destruction, loss, lust, passion, victory and hope; from the Arabian deserts to medieval battlegrounds, through the cobbled streets of Spain and the forbidden alleys of Argentina.
Naomi has performed for Sir Richard Branson & Peter Gabriel, Arabian Royalty, African leaders and celebrities and has shared the stage with Elton John, John Legend, Celine Dion and Michael Bolton. Her sound has been described as hypnotic, surreal, and beautiful “...giving your favourite movie score a run for its money”.
NEOLEKTRA gave her live full band debut performance on BBC Radio London in July 2014.
“…thank you for providing a sparkling touch to our event. We really appreciated your professionalism and approachability. It was a pleasure watching you perform.” - Djamila Pethen, Air France, London, May, 2015
“…thanks for the truly remarkable performance you gave for the Military Corps function on the 4th Oct 13. I've been ask several times for your contact details for other military events. You were the highlight of the evening and I fully endorse any military event to see your talents.” - Craig Lilley, MOD UK, Oct, 2013
“Thank you so much to you and Matt (DJ) for your performances in Dublin – you were both great and were really professional and lovely to work with!” - Laura, Liverpool Events Company, Nov 2012
"Croí, a heart and stroke charity in Ireland hired Naomi for a Charity Gala Ball / Fundraising Event in March 2012. To put it simply, Naomi was a pure professional from the moment I met her. She was glamorous, punctual, very upbeat and friendly, and was a joy to work with. I will definitely consider booking Naomi again and would highly recommend her." - Barry McCann, Dublin, March 2012
“Naomi was excellent at our new car launch in September, she looked the part and her violin skills were outstanding! She really fitted in with the marque of our dealership, and all our guests commented on how fantastic she was. [We] would definitely book Naomi again!” - Louise Russel, Guy Salmon Land Rover, Manchester, Sept 2011
“Violinist Naomi Tagg has multiple Bartok to Bluegrass strings to her bow as she gives a modern funky flavour to the fiddle” - Cromer Pavilion Theatre, July 2010
“…she (Naomi) was an absolute revelation! We booked a number of different acts…but Naomi was sensational. Once she started to play, the audience was utterly spellbound and captivated by her music and performance. She has a unique ability to mix classical and modern music in such a way that it appealed to everyone in the room, aged between 18 and 80. At one point, some of the guests even got up to dance to her music! I cannot recommend Naomi highly enough…” - Ralph Kamp, October 2009
“I would like to thank you for participating in the Headquarters’ RLC Officers’ Mess Summer Ball. The Mess Members and their partners have not stopped praising the event and telling me of their favourite pieces. Your modern twist made a great transition act to draw the guests in. The pieces you chose were excellently played and were very much enjoyed by the audience.” - Lieutenant Colonel PA Duncan RLC, July 2009
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- Solo violin with backing tracks or DJ/ producer - 2 x 20 mins (or 1 x 40min) featured high impact performances (lighting and effects recommended for further impact)
- Violin with full band (string quartet, DJ/producer) - 1x 45 min set featured entertainment (lighting and effects recommended for further impact)
- Violin with orchestra
- “ Wow…you can absolutely get lost in that music…incredible, immense power” - Simon Lederman, BBC London, 2014
- “Epic” - Celebrity cafe, 2014
- “Not many musicians are able to elicit visualizations with their music, but I could see where Neolektra's music wanted the listener to be every step of the way, and I felt myself there.” - The Celebrity Cafe
- “Emanating huge emotion, [NEOLEKTRA] combines electronic and classical influences to create a fusion of pure class” - Whisperin And Hollerin
- “There is some extraordinary talent on show here! The music is extremely dramatic and has a very powerful sound. It leaves you wanting more... This is pure class” - Booze & Reviews
- “[NEOLEKTRA] is very dramatic sounding and really leaves an impact on the listener” - Chase This Tune
Typical Budget for Neolektra is
R8800 - R30000.
Please note this is merely a guide; if you submit a booking enquiry, you will receive an exact quote based on the unique details of your event.
Submit a booking enquiry directly with Neolektra, and the Artist or their manager / representative will be in touch with you soon!
Should you be unsure about which acts to enquire with, you can choose to SEND GIGSTER YOUR EVENT DETAILS and we will forward your enquiry to up to 5 suitable acts.
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