Neil Robinson was formed in March of 2006 by Chris Young (The Insurgents), Josh Black (The Blow Charlie) and Hayden Williams (Hype!) – all 3 known within the Christchurch All-Ages music scene thanks to their previous groups.
The band display a tight, upbeat indie pop sound based around Young’s quirky lyrics.
Taking their name from a local graphic artist and former band-mate of all three members, the trio found immediate success, winning the 2006 Smoke-Free Rock-Quest finals within 6 months of forming. The trio picked up $10,000 worth of gear, a single recorded at York Street Studios, and a video courtesy of New Zealand On Air.
- Chris Young (Vocals/Guitar, 2006)
- Josh Black (Bass/Keyboards, 2006)
- Hayden Williams (Drums, 2006)
- Smoke-Free Rock-Quest 2006 (2006, Warner Music)