NEAR DARK are a 4-piece female fronted rock/metal band from Coventry.
CHERYL - Vocals.
CRAIG - Guitar.
KEVIN - Bass.
JOHN - Drums.
Taking our musical influences from artists as diverse as Alanis Morrisette through to Slayer via the Misfits, Iron Maiden, Disturbed, Machine Head, Pantera, Black Stone Cherry and Metallica (pre Load)- to name but a few, we have created a unique groove driven sound.
NEAR DARK formed in November 2007 after Kevin spilt from a previous band due to musical differences. He asked his wife Cheryl if she would like to put her voice to good use and then went on the search for a guitarist and drummer.
Mark was recruited in late December 2007, and after trying a few drummers we found Chris who joined us in March 2008.
In June 2008 we played our 1st gig at The Lord Raglan a.k.a The Raggy in Exhall, Coventry, we surprised the crowd with our original sound and the set went down really well.
Since then we have been a regular fixture on the local music scene, playing at The Golden Cross, The Tuns, The Dog and Trumpet and The General Wolfe in Coventry, we have also played further afield at The Vic Bikers Bar in Coalville and The Old Angel in Nottingham.
We recently lost our original guitarist Mark, he moved to Canada (the lucky sod!) After much interest and a few auditions, we found a fantastic replacement in the form of Craig, who filled the spot perfectly. He started gigging with us after only 4 weeks of joining the band, playing his 1st gig at The Dog and Trumpet and has seamlessly slotted into place as the 6-string destroyer of the band.
We have recorded a live demo CD of one of our many gigs at the Golden Cross, and we will be hitting the studio soon to record a broadcast quality demo, ready to start the next phase in NEAR DARK's history.
We recently parted ways with Chris, but have since recruited ex-ManAkin/Bless The Bleeding Sky drummer John into our ranks, beating Craig's record from joining to gigging after 8 days and 3 practices!