Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock
Atoms For Peace, Led Zeppelin.
Travers Ross (AUS) - Lead vocals, percussion, dance. Bergamot Velmail (JPN) - Guitar, producer. Brad 'Yogi' Harrison (AUS) - Drums, electronics, dance. Sato 'Raft Raid' (JPN) - Bass, vocals. Kaya Boom (AUS) - Percussion.
A BAND BEYOND THE BORDERS OF JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA
NEREUS is a guaranteed festival crowd pleaser. With deep double bass drums influenced from Taiko and strong percussive contagious beats to boogie to. While playing live new modern oriental catchy music, DANCE moments take place by two Aussie mates, who easy to say slay the D-floor as if they have been doing it to pay their rent since leaving home (which they have!).
It includes world instruments through electronics, rock riffs, groovy soulicous bass lines, modern urban beats and rhythmic positive self loving poetry. The band seeds from such a rare story and to achieve what they have has taken patience and persistence.
NEREUS was formed when lead vocalist & dancer TRAVERS ROSS left Australia on an adventure to build connections over seas. Travers for a short time became an English Sensei in Japan. While there he was asked to perform at the RED BRICK FESTIVAL, IBARAKI in NOV 2014, where he was spotted by Guitarist/ Producer Bergamot Velmail.
Bergamot immediately connected with Travers wanting to collaborate.
Travers (known in Japan as TORA CHANN (Tiger)) and Bergamot started jamming, recording and writing music together and with limited verbal communication began blending their different styles of music and influences from both cultures including the use of a didgeridoo and a shamisen.
During the creation of this original alternate, world pop music the two discovered that during WWII their Grandfathers were “enemies” fighting for their countries. But now in 2016 it is safe to say their descendants are making music and dance in peace to share this unusual collaboration with their two countries and the world. In 2015, Travers and Bergamot both asked their mates to join the band. From Japan to play bass “RAFT RAID” and from Australia “YOGI” on Drums and Break dance.
To kick off 2016 Bergamot and Sato “Raft Raid” flew to Australia funded by the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia Cultural Grant. Which allowed the band to rehearse and develop their live show. They performed two shows at the Jetty Memorial Theatre achieving successful shows with rave reviews, highlighting that the band Nereus and its music are original, modern and thoroughly entertaining. Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all, then along comes NEREUS. This brand new show is ready for action, appealing to festivals, corporate and private functions to share this one of a kind experience.
Youtube Video Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCySKM9475Q