Hailing from Florence, SC, Next To Never serves up a hefty, in-your-face dose of all-original, diverse multi-genre tunes. Their music continuously & effortlessly flows from some place, a secret only the band members understand. This place seems to house a unique musical chemistry intertwining every single passionate, dedicated member of this group. Who would have imagined? When Chris Turner, Chris Langston, Dale Wise, Travis Belk, and Heather Autumn created music in the same room together, for the first time, fate was being fulfilled. This bond has created an impenetrable band unit, here to take on music in general by the horns. Acting as a five piece in eight short months, Next To Never offers vast 27 song portfolio to anyone’s ear they catch. To think, this is just the beginning. It’s predestined; Next To Never is here forever.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
Grunk metal is what seems to flow inside the veins of this band. Grunk metal, you say? From the sounds of Next To Never, it’s a hybrid consisting of the best aspects of grunge, punk, metal, & mix in a touch of blues & alternative. Then, for added measure, throw in a touch of thrash to spice things up. It's a blended messy recipe of perfection. With each different band mate bringing their own inspirations and backgrounds, a beautiful mess was expected (the perfection was inevitably stumbled upon afterwards). Passion is what drives this music, there’s no doubt about it. The band pours intensity on stage that is visibly linked to the meanings of each song to each member. There is a story listeners can relate to in the lyrics and catchy vocal melodies that will get stuck in their heads. No matter what mood you’re in, Next To Never has a song for that! Aggressive, passionate and persistent, this band is a music machine, pumping out songs everyone can enjoy.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Formal introductions are in order. Christopher Lee Turner, 35 years of age, has over 14 years of musical experience, preforming with 4 bands prior to his grand entrance into Next To Never. Vocalist as well as lyricist, Turner’s influences include Mike Patton, Claudio Sanchez, Scooter Ward, & Neil Fallon. Next in line is 26 year old Eric Dale Wise, who puts his 10 years of musical experience to good use by playing rhythm riffs influenced by Metallica and Nirvana on a Fender Jaguar guitar. Multi-talented, Dale is also a vocalist and lyricist for the group. Pounding the Mapex kit is 31 year old Travis Belk, tightly holding down powerhouse beats. He’s played in 6 bands through his 12 years of percussion experience prior to joining Next To Never. Some of Travis’ influences include John Bonham, Metallica, Alice In Chains, The Cure, & Pink Floyd. Sheldon Chris Langston, influenced by genres such as glam metal, thrash & grunge, to name a few, shreds leads with his Gibson Les Paul, Hughes & Kettner amp and Morley Pedals collection. Always there to sing backup, his 13 years and over 6 bands worth of experience gives him an edge like no other. Bass is performed by Heather Autumn, who’s been in the local music scene for 6 years, and Next To Never is like home to her in the pocket notes that tie all the rest of the instruments together. [+]