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Nedy John Cross started performing from the age of 4. His parents were both working actors in the musical theatre. Nedy recalls, “My mom took me to the shows every day, then one day I was on stage, and that was the start of it all. Every day after school I was classically trained in music school to play the piano and sing. By the age of 14 years I rebelled and started my first rock band, Damon.” In the 1990’s, Nedy’s second band, Minaton, was a combination of Bulgarian and German artists. They formed a big following across Europe, often playing up to 35,000 people at festivals like Ukraine’s Kahovka Festival and Poland’s Sopot Festival. By early the 2000’s, his third band, Rockland Riders, was a Radio Band from Germany’s largest Rock Station, Rockland Sachsen Anhalt. They performed alongside artists like Deep Purple, Ronnie James Dio, Nazareth, Uriah Heep, Eric Burdon, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Roger Chapman, Saga, Hooters, Simple Minds and Bob Geldof. It was also during this time that Nedy established his own state-of-the-art recording studio. “I am thankful to have the time to write and produce songs. When I am deep in myself, and in my world, it is like my own movie. My vision, when I write a song, comes from the inspiration around me people, situations, feelings, stories, all the special moments in my life and in the lives of others. I cannot change the world with my music, but I can help, and I want people to understand what I mean with my music. Happiness, pain, lies – only the real life.This is important for me.” Nedy’s music and producing skills have been sought after from all over the world. Aside from producing and writing the material for the 9 albums he released with his bands, and as a solo artist, Nedy wrote and produced the music for the Rockland Riders Radio Band in Germany. He also wrote the music for a 1999 Hyundai Car Commercial , the World Championship of Ice Hockey in 2001 and composed the hymns for the Hamburg, Hanover 96 and Magdeburg Soccer clubs in Germany. His latest completed project, the score to the Sci-Fi Feature Film, Humanity’s End, was been reviewed by many as one of the better movie soundtrack albums of 2009. Featuring a live orchestra and choir, this soundtrack has opened the doors for him to write for more films. Nedy is presently composing and recording a rock opera to be released later this year. “Getting the chance to work with the orchestra made me realize how connected I was to the music I rebelled against in my youth. Writing music for film offers so many different ways to communicate the emotions I want to convey. My focus now is to create more opportunities that will allow me to keep exploring this style of writing and continue my musical journey. Having my own production facility, and an amazing pool of talent at my disposal, makes me confident that this will happen.” “I can give only music, love and happiness. These things are real and come from my heart. I look into the future, and I feel energized.”