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Anika Nilles - Nevell

Nevell is a band formed by German drummer and composer Anika Nilles. Those who already know her, know about her energetic, melodic and musically adept playing. "Her large musical vocabulary, her expressiveness and lightness, her very tasteful, subtle drum compositions with surprisingly explosive drum fills inspire drummers all over the world." (Die Zeit - Newspaper)

Schooled on the drums since she was six by relatives, she has been touring the world for many years, most recently with none other than English guitar legend and multiple Grammy Award winner Jeff Beck.

With her band, she creates a masterfully innovative mixture of jazz, funk and progressive elements; carefully combining virtuosity with catchy melodies.

Nevell take their audience on a journey of compositional twists and turns, conversing in an on-stage playful, musical dialogue, unfolding into an unforgettable show of passion, energy and artistry.

Nilles has been elected rising star by Drum! magazine twice and sites influences as Toto drummer Jeff Pocaro as well as Joe Satriani and Dave Matthews Band.

Rarely do you come across a truly original project with compositions and arrangements that do not copy others - they have their own style and atmosphere. The arrangements emphasize the originality of the melodies and harmonies and nobody, not even the leader Anika Nilles, shows off unnecessarily. This is mature, solid playing.

— Jazz-fun