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Raw Step Who?

Our story begins in late 2017. A group of musicians from Kent, decided that we wanted to do more to help out local artists gain experience performing live at better quality gigs. Gigs that hit the right target audience for the act and in turn created an electrifying live atmosphere. We began to make contact with various different bands explaining our vision. We took on some bands and began approaching venue owners and events teams and also explained to them our vision. From here, we began to pair artists styles with the venues that would really enable the bands to thrive as audiences greatly appreciated them. We soon started expanding to the point where we needed help running this vision as a business. That’s when we reached out to The Princes Trust Enterprise Programme. They taught us the ins and outs of running a business and we soon began to progress and reach out to bigger clients, creating more exciting opportunities for our musicians. We have placed and continue to place acts in different exciting music events all over the UK and we cannot wait for some of the performances we have lined up! We are now looking at other ways in which we can support musicians other than through live performance. We are launching RSN Live which will be a promotional video service available to our musicians, we have began reviewing band releases, created our own music blog, built an event tracker, interviewed bands, created Spotify playlists and so on. We wouldn't be where we are today without the support we have received from charitable organisations and it is essential to keep this cycle going and so we have partnered with colleges to create placement schemes for students looking to get into working within the creative industries. We look forward to this new angle of our business and there is still a long way to go but, we will continue to develop ideas that make our vision slowly take its place in reality. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of our journey so far!

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Have You Heard These Top Function Bands?

This week’s edition of the Raw Step Network blog features some of the most talented function bands available to hire through RSN. Each band offers a truly unique experience and you can expect audiences to be completely wowed by their performances. These guys are all seriously good!

The Neotones

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Stephanie Ticknell Smith - Lead Vocals, Darren Taggart - Guitar & Backing Vocals, Richard Nicholson - Bass & Backing Vocals, Alex Nelson - Drums

The Neotones are a four piece female fronted Pop/Funk/Rock band. Never seen them before? You are missing out majorly. The last time I witnessed their phenomenal performance the night ended with bar staff and Stephanie singing and dancing along the bar. All the while the sound and tightness of the band did not become compromised. They seriously know how to get the night going and you will not stop dancing, singing along and just having the time of your life. The Neotones set consists of both old and new hits (listen below) and each track is performed with energy, enthusiasm and pure professional talent. If you would like to experience The Neotones live then cancel your plans tomorrow night and head to The Huntsman, Rochester 8:45pm. My words cannot do the band justice you have to watch, listen and feel the vibe they create…absolutely mind blowing.

Upcoming Shows

The Huntsman Rochester, FRI 17th NOV 8:45PM

Meltin' Joel

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Gifted, dynamic and passionate about the music they perform, you can expect nothing short of a magnificent live music show from Meltin’ Joel. They are a piano based Rock/Blues/Funk/Soul band and have the talent to tailor their set to your event’s needs. Intense vocals from Peter Smith will ripple through the room captivating you with a sensation of that good vibe feeling we all crave. His vocals are supported by the rest of the band holding together the finest of performances. They have the ability to mix it up and keep you anticipating what is to come. Truly on the edge of your seat stuff, that is until you inevitably are up dancing the night away. Meltin’ Joel perform a very dynamic set full of everyone’s favourite songs. If you catch these guys live, throw in a request! Listen below to a medley performed at Brands Hatch Race Circuit working alongside RSN.

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Dulcie May Moreno

Pure class and dazzling with sass, Dulcie May Moreno’s performance will always deliver the most spectacular Jazz and Soul Nights. She performs as a duo, trio or full band line-up going out as the Interstellar Soul Band. Regardless each performance oozes with sophistication and is performed with an elegance that can effortlessly fill a venue with atmospheric bliss. Dulcie Performs variation of classics from the likes of Marvin Gaye through to Beyoncé and each track is influenced by a smooth soul style that is executed perfectly by a professional band line-up. Dulcie will be performing at The George, Rochester on Saturday 18th November from 8:30PM. Do not miss out on the top quality talent on show.

Upcoming Show

The George Pub, City Way, Rochester  SAT-18th NOV 8:30