NELBA is an Australian music duo comprised of operatically-trained songwriter, Samantha Hargreaves, and drummer/music producer, Andrew Lopes. They began to collaborate musically in September 2017.
Before their meeting, both were already engaged in separate musical pursuits; Samantha was a classically trained singer at the Melbourne Conservatorium, and Andrew was a Melbourne-based drummer and music producer. Their music is a new taste for contemporary listeners, combining the familiar language of pop with the extended vocal techniques of opera. Samantha writes NELBA’s songs and Andrew produces the music.
Their first single, ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ was released on Spotify, Apple Music, and Triple J Unearthed in June 2018.