Identical twin brothers — duo violinists — Stephen and Jeff Neil will be joining the Augusta Pride performance line-up this June.
From Greenville, S.C., the brothers grew up being professionally trained on the classical violin and both hold degrees in a musical background. Since then, they have learned to twist their talent and incorporate a new sound—infusing the traditional sound of classical music with that of Techno, Rock and Latin music—with the five-stringed electric violin.
Although they may be one of the lesser-known acts to take the stage this summer, the two have been gaining local and even national fame within the past year.
The brothers started off performing on street corners around Greenville. It didn’t take long for them to start booking larger gigs across the country, including a spot on NBC’s “Today Show” last June. Other notable performance appearances include the Charlotte Bobcats and The Cooper River Bridge Run. Currently the brothers work and perform as traveling headliners for major cruise lines.
Augusta will not be the first Pride festival where the Neil brothers have performed. Last October, they headlined an act during Blue Ridge Pride in Asheville, N.C.
The duo will be taking the main stage Friday night, June 27, and Saturday June 28, in the Augusta Commons, located in downtown Augusta, GA.
Those who plan to attend this year’s festival should expect to hear an electrifying performance ranging from classical pieces to a mixture of new and old sound. : :