Neolektra is an exciting and dramatic new show combining strings with percussion, synths and electronics to create an epic sound likened to film and gaming music. These new-age musical warriors kicked off their debut show at the 2017 Main stage at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival to rave reviews and nearly sold out shows - something unheard of for a newcomer. Violinist and musical rebel, Naomi Tagg, describes how Neolektra wanted to break away from classical ideas of strings and to present it in a light that was accessible to many more listeners than just the classical world. “We wanted to push boundaries and take our audience on a journey” says Tagg. “We love to explore the more dramatic side of strings as seen in film and gaming music.”
Their revolutionary sound has received international acclaim for their debut album Birth of a Heroine and has been described as “emanating huge emotion, surreal, and beautiful….giving your favourite movie score a run for its money”.
Neolektra’s performances are explosive and coupled with lighting and effects promises to be a highly impactful and dramatic show. Recommended for featured, main stage entertainment.
Neolektra gave a live performance on BBC Radio London and have performed for exclusive brands, hotel openings and high-end corporate awards ceremonies in South Africa.
"wow, you can absolutely get lost in that music...incredible, immense power..." Simon Lederman, BBC London
"adventurous, courageous and immensely talented SA musicians" - Mike Lowe, The Critter
“ Neolektra leaves their audience spellbound” - Talk of the Town, SA
“Journey of a lifetime”- Cue Media, Grahamstown National Arts Festival
“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
Neolektra performs as a 7-piece band (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass), percussion & DJ/synths. The show makes use of lighting and smoke to create a dramatic performance whilst the band delivers a high energy show of epic music in a film & gaming style.
[Neolektra's] sound has been described as hypnotic, surreal and beautiful “giving your favourite movie score a run for its money”