Engeo are a Scottish rock band from Lanarkshire, initially formed in 1998 under the name, “Interfector”. This name stuck for just over a month before it was changed to “engeo”. In its initial form, the band consisted solely of Nexami Engeo. Although Nexami Engeo has always been a member of the band, the rest of the line up changed many times over the initial years.
Nexami Engeo, or “Nex” for short, struggled to find musicians with the same commitment as himself. While at Hamilton College, a private school which Nex attended, he and a few friends got together to have some jam sessions in the music department after classes. It was during these sessions that Nex saw the potential in fellow classmate, Jaime. However, it was not until the two attended the University of Glasgow that Nex and Jaime got together to develop the band.
After Jaime joined the band as lead guitarist, the band's musical style began to come together very quickly. Despite this rapid development of style, it was still several years before the band produced their first recordings. Although the band occasionally performed gigs, the two members found that University took up most of their time. The little spare time that was left for engeo took the form of writing and recording.
Engeo released their first EP, “Half of a Sentence” on Valentine's Day in 2007. The EP was received very warmly on the internet, published under the band's own record label, “Roseblood”. Their second EP, “This is the First” was released on the 30th of September, 2007. Another EP is planned for 2008, to be followed by an album release of the three EPs with additional tracks.