Formed May 1997, No Connection are Graham Young (lead vocals/guitar), Simon Whenlock (bass/backing vocals( and Jon Hill (drums/backing vocals).
These three experienced twenty-something’s had the idea of creating a cover free classic rock power trio to combine their wide range of influences e.g. Aerosmith, U2, AC/DC, George Michael, Van Halen, Public Enemy, Queen, The Cult and Deep Purple to write strong hooky 3-4 minute songs with a social conscience. Soon they had written two albums of quality material and were gigging all over their local area.
The Reading, England based band soon discovered the power of the Internet by creating their own website and making their music available to be heard and purchased at MP3.com.
This soon reaped its own rewards when Pearson Television contacted the band requesting to use the song ‘Victory Girl’ in an episode of the Emmy-Nominated Sci-Fi series ‘First Wave’. The song appeared on the ‘teaser’ for the episode ‘Ohio Players’ (Series two).
Next to pick up on the band were Los Angeles based Internet radio station ArtistLaunch.com, who continue to feature the band. In response to this, their listeners elevated them to the number 1 position in their Top 50 Favourite Artists Chart (April 7, 2000). They held the position for over a month. These developments led to the band being invited to play in Hollywood, L.A. January 2001.
No Connection then achieved two number 1 positions on the MP3.com Classic Rock chart, with the songs ‘Love For Free’ and ‘Ain’t Foolin’’ and have been the featured artist of the day.
The band have recorded three albums since their formation:
‘Justified’ (released Jan 1, 2000 on MP3.com)
‘Deal With It’ (Spring 2001)
‘Love To Hate To Love’ (February 2004)
The first two albums were recorded at the Outhouse Studios, Reading, UK and co-produced by the band and John Mitchell (Arena, The Urbane, John Wetton Band).
The bands music has also received radio play on stations across the United States.
The group played a 6-date USA tour in October 2002. Two dates in New Jersey, one in Philadelphia and three in New York, including a Saturday night at the world famous C.B.G.B.’s club.
The show received enormous response and the fans came in large numbers. The band was given extra care and security during their performance, and for health protection during their stay in the US they were provided with insurance , also chauffeur driven cars to travel in comfort.