Neutral Sisters

 

The group Neutral Sisters consists of two sisters Bianca and Kyra Noons. Born in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya Africa, to an English father and a Jamaican mother. The sister’s aspirations would be molded, as their father was a lead performer in the world renowned Musical “Hair” also starring the legendary JOAN ARMATRADING. During the latter days of President Mzee Kenyatta rein, the African freedom fighter, the sisters grew to the chanting and drumming sounds of the MASAI warriors.

In 1980 the family moved to England and spent the next seven years there before returning to Jamaica. The musical influences at the time came from a wide spectrum of sources. The likes of Marvin Gaye, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Donna Summer, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Burning Spear and Jacob Miller would soon take hold.

By the time “Neutral Sisters” AKA “Neutral” reached Jamaica in 1986 they were listening to the sounds of Dennis Brown, Tony Rebel, Buju Banton, J.C Lodge, Half Pint, Freddie McGregor and other reggae artists. Dancehall played quite and influence, as Neutrals lyrics are conscious answers to statements posed in Dancehall lyrics. Neutrals voice training came out of church choirs in London, Montego Bay High School choir and choirs in Texas where they now reside.

In 1998 Neutral went into “Yard Sound” recording studio owned and operated by Orville Adams from Kingston Jamaica. The song “Live and Direct” was completed in Houston and was entered into the National Billboard songwriters contest. The song won first prize in the category of “Pop” and Neutral were on their way.

1999 was a special year for Neutral as they shared the stage with the likes of Bounty Killer, Berris Hammond and Buju Banton.

The year 2000 started with performances in the Bob Marley Festival in Houston Texas. Neutral were featured artists at Midem France, the largest music industry convention in the world. In March they shared the stage with Luciano in Negril on the Tropical Insanity tour, coordinated by Walter Elmor, who also enabled Neutral to debut at Sumfest 2000. They also performed with rap group “Bone Thugs and Harmony” and “Beenie Man” at the Aquasol production in Montego Bay Jamaica, which created a stir.

“Live and Direct” generated so much interest that a relationship between artist and producer began. With the prowess of “Pops” John Dowling, the vocal producer extaordinaire at the helm of the UB 40 studio, and the “Dynamic Duo” Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespear on the drums and base guitar as well as Robbie Lyn on the keyboard, Neutral’s mind blowing first album was completed in September 2002. Neutral brings to the table unique original lyrics as well as writing and comprising all of the melodies and harmonies that are on the album.

Neutral recently gave a performance at the 2002 Rebel Salute at Port Kaiser Sports Club in St. Elizabeth, a show that had a turn out of over 20,000 patrons. Neutral tributes the performance to the late Pele Lanier, who was both their manager and beloved friend.

Neutral is taking the music industry by storm, so stay tuned for what they have in store.

You won’t forget the name NEUTRAL SISTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


Official Website : http://www.neutralsisters.com

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