Classy Lounge, Classic Band: Anqi Bistro Presents

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neverwonderSaturday, April 26, 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.

(COSTA MESA, CA)  – Anqi Gourmet Bistro presents Modern Rock ‘n’ Soul band NEVERWONDER in concert, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Two big shows at 9 and 11 p.m. No cover charge for this very special event. Anqi Bistro is located at 3333 South Bristol St. (adjacent to Bloomingdale’s) in the South Coast Plaza. Info: (714) 557-5679 or

NEVERWONDER capped a momentous 2013 and keeps the buzz on the band going strong into 2014 with their “Hot 100 Band of 2013”  selection by prestigious entertainment publication,  MUSIC CONNECTION. The quartet was chosen for the year-end accolade from thousands of entries submitted around the world.

Live 2 Play Network profiled the Los Angeles-based quartet in their Featured Artist series, read it here:  Sultry NEVERWONDER front person Alima Soul is featured as one of Rockwired Magazine’s “25 Women Who Are Cranking Up The Volume” in their April 2014 issue:

“NEVERWONDER have a really good soul/rock crossover that is easy on the ears,” writes Kelly Geist of NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW in a live review of the band’s performance at the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon last week, where they played on the famed Vegas Strip in front of the Paris Hotel/Casino. “They exude a very positive vibe, a solid rhythm section and substantial, raspy vocals that remind me a little bit of Janis Joplin.” Read the entire review here:

MUSIC CONNECTION magazine writes, “Neverwonder’s strength resides in a special blend of rock and soul…(new singer Alima) Soul contributes more than just great vocals…(drummer Andres) Ramos shifts between metal, rock, and funk styles with ease…the rock and rap mash-up of “Wild Out” is a crowd favorite and a good finale for the band who are at their peak performance here.”

With the addition of vocalist Alima Soul, the band’s creative synergy has been an undeniable force to be reckoned with. Their natural chemistry evokes the creation of impressionable songs and unforgettable performances. Alima’s sultry, soul-styling and songwriting brings a new vibe to the band’s repertoire. Neverwonder’s  unique sound is a blend of rock, pop, and soul. Their music is driven by their strong musicianship and is rooted by life’s experiences. The band’s music influences include Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Lenny Kravitz, No Doubt, Tina Turner, Mary J. Blige, and Pink.


April 26 (Sat.)          ANQI GOURMET BISTRO                           Costa Mesa, CA
May 3 (Sat.)          PRIVATE PARTY                              Los Angeles, CA
June 1 (Sun.)         ROCK N ROLL MARATHON SERIES   San Diego, CA
June 14 (Sat.)        UNITY FESTIVAL                              Long Beach, CA
Oct. 5 (Sun.)         ROCK N ROLL MARATHON SERIES    San Jose, CA
Oct. 26 (Sun.)       ROCK N ROLL MARATHON SERIES    Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 16 (Sun.)      ROCK N ROLL MARATHON SERIES    Las Vegas, NV