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Neon Hitch

The ex circus performer, now singer and songwriter, Neon Hitch, is not your typical pop recording artist. Her (real) name alone hints at the direction of her destiny. Her story began in Kingston-Upon-Thames, England as her family’s home burned down the day of Neon’s birth, forcing them into a wanderlust lifestyle. Neon and family began their journey by traveling throughout Europe on a bus pulling a caravan bought with the cash Neon “earned” for appearing in a BBC documentary about her family. Neon soon honed circus skills everywhere from festivals to freak shows, where she learned to swing fire and do trapeze. It’s hard not to stop and take notice of this bold, British-born bohemian – both visually and sonically. Neon makes her own clothes, sells her own jewelry and headscarves, and has many tattoos that highlight her life's odyssey (including “Amy” inscribed on her finger as an homage to former flatmate Amy Winehouse). Neon now lives between Hollywood, CA, “Home is where I lay my headscarf,” she says.

At the age of 17 Neon caught the attention of Mike Skinner from The Streets, who signed her to his label, The Beats Recordings. In 2010, Warner Brothers Senior Vice President Kara DioGuardi signed Neon who began writing with Benny Blanco (Ke$ha, Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry, Britney Spears) in New York for what was to be her debut album, Beg, Borrow and Steal. She toured across the US, performing in venues such as Madison Square Garden, and was the featured vocalist on Gym Class Heroes' smash hit, “Ass Back Home,” all before her own singles, “Luv U Betta” and “Gold,” both went no. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart in 2012. During this time, she grew as a songwriter, as well, working with heavyweights like Bruno Mars, Imogen Heap, Sia, Ryan Tedder, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and others. She penned 3oh3!’s “Follow Me Down” for the Alice in Wonderland film, as well as Ke$ha’s no. 1 single, “Blah Blah Blah.”

Most recently Neon has become an entrepreneur and created her own new label #WeRNeon with her fans as her creative partners. Her fans have written and recorded songs, executed marketing campaigns, created and appeared in videos and created all of the artwork for her most recent releases "Sparks", "Yard Sale", and the EP "24:00" (which was recorded in just 24 hours as a surprise gift to her fans)

My Bands Sessions

Friday, March 20

1:00am CDT