Neutral Snap is a 5-piece rock band hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band met and originally formed when Joshua Latham, J.P. Brown, and Walker Legrand all met and began a lifelong friendship at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. The group had their first performance at the St. Matthew’s Fair in 2011, and underwent a number of lineup changes throughout the years before settling on their current group, including originals members Brown (Guitar), Legrand (Guitar), and Latham (vocals), whilst adding fellow Jesuit Blue Jays Dominick Conforte (bass) and George Neyrey IV (Drums). During their first years as students at Louisiana State University, the group was gigged rarely while becoming accustomed to college life. A number of the members went on to join fraternities on campus, which they cite as being instrumental in their budding musical career.
Things began to take a turn when they were asked to fill in for a band last minute at the iconic Fred’s in Tigerland during the LSU, Mississippi State gameday of 2016. Conforte, still in high school at the time, skipped class in order to make the show. When LSU Basketballs star Shaquille O’Neal later showed up, he joined the group on stage to perform Bon Jovi’s You Give Love a Bad Name. A video of the performance later surfaced on TMZ, and they haven’t slowed down since. The group burst onto the college music scene in the spring of 2017 with their Make Live Music Great Againâ€ tour, which was a huge success throughout the SEC. The bands played at notable venues such as The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi and The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama that spring. Upon returning home to Baton Rouge, the band switched their focus to writing their upcoming EP, despite being known as mostly a cover band.
The group returned to the road in the summer of that year as they embarked on their Stay Tuned tour to publicize their upcoming EP. Neutral Snap again made the gauntlet of SEC schools, but also began garnering attention in more prominent music cities such as Austin, Texas and Memphis, Tennessee, where they visited that summer. To close out a wildly successful summer tour, the boys returned home to perform to a sold out room at the iconic House of Blues in New Orleans.
On July 24, 2017 Just days before their performance at the House of Blues, Neutral Snap had released their debut single, Out of Formality, on Spotify and other streaming services, which was met with reasonable success. As the group began to garner more national recognition, the fall promised to be even bigger for the young rockers. They would go on to be noticed by an open for such national acts as Afroman ( Zydeco Birmingham, AL), Metrostation (The Willow – New Orleans, LA), We The Kings (Nicholls State University Thibedoux, LA), and indie pop duo Cherub (Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA).
Their fall tour, aptly titled the â€œBack To School tour, ranged from Arkansas to Virginia and everywhere in-between. Despite a tight tour schedule, the group managed to complete their highly anticipated Stay Tuned EP, set to release on all mainstream streaming services on November 9, 2017.
Entertainment so memorable that hundreds of people are still cheering from the stands.
Snap band was amazing. From the time they arrive to breakdown everything was professional and smooth. The crowd was extremely please with their diverse selections. Very impressive and highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. Thank you again!!!...
- Maurice Bass
Dec 10, 2022
Snap was a smash hit. Everyone loved them. They were perfect for our event. I would like to leave a 5 star review. Thank you very much!!!!...
- Maurice Bass
Dec 10, 2022
They were wonderful. Their lead singer Kindy is really talented and Chuck was professional/easy to work with. We will definitely have them again! Thank you!...
- Barclay Downs Swim Club
Sep 17, 2022
We very much enjoyed having them again. They were amazing and the guests loved them! We are thankful to have them two years in a row....
- Melissa Oy
May 28, 2022
Thank you so much Chuck! You all were fantastic and everyone today its talking about what a great band we had! Really appreciate you playing a little extra! ...
- Jenny Joyner
Apr 09, 2022
You guys were so amazing!!! Seriously you guys made the party, and I didn't leave the dance floor! The song list was great, everyone said it was the best band they had ever heard. Thank you for being so great, absolutely crushed it!...
- Nancy McDowell
Oct 30, 2021
Snap was a huge hit at our neighborhood concert! We have a variety of residents and they played songs from all different genres - top 40, country, hip hop, classic rock, you name it. Our whole crowd was dancing and singing along, and they even did an...
- Nash Wendell Falls, LLC
Jun 05, 2021
It was awesome, they were great. Everyone had a blast. That is a good sign for you guys! Looks like this is going to be a yearly Memorial Day Party now. ...
- Adam Brunson
May 30, 2021
Thank you all so much for an amazing performance!!! Everyone enjoyed it despite the less than favorable weather. We would love to have you have you guys again next year 😊...
- Melissa Oye
May 29, 2021
SNAP was awesome!! It was definitely the best day of our lives so far and you guys were a big part of that. Thank you so much!!...
- Marsha Bell
Apr 24, 2021
Snap was a blast for our wedding reception! They were super easy to work with, kept the flow of the event and most importantly- were SO fun! They play a great variety of music that all guests will enjoy. Would definitely recommend using them!! ...
- Caroline W
Dec 19, 2020
Everyone had a great time. It is rare that everyone stays until the last song, so we will definitely have you back....
- VA Highlands Society
Nov 14, 2020