Next Of Kin
As Seen on X Factor – They were discovered after former Young Guitarist of the Year Mark Bass played a guitar in the Musical Exchanges music shop in Birmingham, the brothers visiting the shop because an event that they had planned to attend at the nearby NEC had been cancelled, prompting shop owner Gary Chapman to put them in touch with manager Ian Allen.They were signed by Allen and to former Spice Girls-manager Simon Fuller’s 19 Productions, and signed a record deal with Universal Records. They played on the Smash Hits tour in 1998 and supported Boyzone on their UK tour in 1999.Their most notable single was “24 Hours from You”, which was co-written by Gary Stevenson of Go West, and helped by a promotional video shot in South Africa, and an appearance on the ITV television show Mad for It. It reached number 13 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1999, and their follow-up release, “More Love”, peaked at number 33 in June that year.
At the time of their first single they received comparisons with Hanson, with their ages ranging from 13 to 18 when they broke through in 1999.
In 2012 the brothers went to Los Angeles to record with Hollywood Actor Stephen Dorff and his Composer Producer Father Steve Dorff Who has written and produced for many high profile acts over his career from the likes of Celine Dion, Whitney Housten,Barbra Striesand, George Straight, Bill Medley,Christopher Cross and Many others. Next of Kin recorded there album at NRG studios California. with the likes of very notably musicians to record along with the brothers. John JR Robinson/Drums Leland Sklar/Bass Michael Landau/Guitar George Deoring/Acoustic guitar LA String quartet.
In 2013, Next of Kin auditioned for the tenth series of The X Factor, singing an original song called “Can’t Find Me”, which they co-wrote with their mother. They were put through to bootcamp after a “yes” from the four judges. After a performance of “Rule the World” at bootcamp, Gary Barlow decided not to put them into the final 6.
They continue to go out and perform wowing crowds with their energetic talent and excellent voices.
If you are interested in booking this band you will truly be in for an entertaining evening.