Half Moon presents:
New Moon - A Night of New Music
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
A night of new music and discovery. Singer-songwriters, bands, poets, performance artists...
Only £2.50 entry. Food served until 10pm. Doors open 7:30pm.
Hosted by Signature Brew
Here is our Line-Up:
We are a 4 member vocal group based in London whose influences are soul, RnB and pop. Despite being a brand-new band - they have already been filmed for BBC1 VTs (in the Half Moon of all places). Expect some great harmonies from an exciting young outfit.
Jonathan Terrell has roots music in his blood. Born into a large family of former touring musicians, he entered this world in the back room of a trailer hidden out among the deep pines of East Texas. In his younger years, playing in the church band and working horses was all he knew.
Since moving to Austin, Texas, Terrell has bloomed into a well-respected songwriter of deeply moving and resonant country-folk music explorations. Although he's graced the stage with country legends such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Terrell never fully rests on traditional country music. “A good song is a good song” Says JT. Pulling inspiration from dreamscapes and in depth stories from the gorgeous and gritty corners of Americana, Terrell is undoubtedly a new breed of country. Terrell received international praise for his 2008 full length solo debut Trials and Stimulations, and then began work on his next record until shelving the project in 2011 to front the charismatic, ever-touring rock'n'roll band Not In The Face.
Terrell released his unshelved Americana gem Past the Lights of Town on Candy Bang Records Fall 2015 followed by residencies in NYC, DC and Philadelphia, a UK tour and a sold out French Tour. Terrell returned to his second album of songs and shaped them into an enchanting collection of yearning and bravado, of heartbreak and redemption.
Andrew McCubbin featuring Melinda Kay
Andrew McCubbin is an internationally acclaimed songwriter, musician, singer and producer.
Andrew’s music has received the accolades of “Single of the Week” and “Single of the Year” for songs such as “The Fog Song”, “The Last Breeze” and “Blue” as well as “Album of the Week” for his debut solo album, “Dead Pilot” and his album “Hope Addicts” on Beaudesert Radio and Syn Fm respectively.
He has been a part of other acts such as Black Cab, Phillipa Nihil (Underground Lovers) and Penny Ikinger (Wet Taxis). His bands have supported acts such as M Ward (USA), Adrian Belew (David Bowie / Frank Zappa), The Creatures (UK), The Cruel Sea, Hugo Race and Conway Savage (Bad Seeds).
“You’d be easily convinced he was actually some hidden treasure from London’s rich musical backdrop.” 4.5 Stars Time Out Magazine
4 stars - Rolling Stone
Jack + Ella
Jack + Ella are a country duo based in London, UK. Their music is rooted in country, with infectious and catchy pop-rock hooks.
Jack + Ella met when they were 16 at an open mic competition that their dads had taken them to. Years later, in May 2016, they re-connected after recognising their musical and personality similarities via the magical world of social media! They realised very quickly that their writing and playing styles complimented each other too well for them to keep pursuing their music as solo artists - and so their official partnership was formed!
The duo self-released their debut single Hometown on the 3rd April, 2017 and it entered the iTunes UK country charts at #3. They've been played on a large number of radio stations across the UK, including Chris Country and London FM. Their debut EP 'Ready' was released on the 17th April, receiving praising reviews across the board.
Sophie and The Giants
Sophie and The Giants are a band that live and breathe music. Their individual musical endeavors began before they even hit their teens, gigging and playing with various bands until they all came together at university, after a few line-up changes and jam sessions.
Sophie and the Giants is the brain child of front woman Sophie Scott, who had an urge to play the songs she had written for years within a band setting. Guitarist Ciaran Walsh joined after the band released their debut single 'Lord Knows', a track that received local radio attention, and revels in a soulful indie dream. Not long after, bassist Bailey Stapledon and drummer Chris Hill brought in a grungier, meaner sound that had been previously unchartered by the band, leading this version of Sophie and The Giants to be the best it has ever been. Never faltering, Sophie and The Giants' dynamic has now grown tenfold, not that it needed to be improved in the first place.
The Guildford four piece are sonically, wise beyond their years. Each song they craft is a perfect concoction of everything that's wanted from music, whether you're a die hard fan or a casual listener. Their hooks reel you in and the lyrics hold your attention in their expressive and relatable nature, painting pictures in your mind. Vocals soar, riffs groove and guitar solos yearn; and they've so quickly mastered the art of having a sound that's nearly impossible to pin down to an exact point. They're poppy, but still retain an impressive uniqueness. When melody and soft touches creep in, they turn a sharp corner and surprise you with an unexpected heaviness. Sophie and The Giants are unpredictable, in no way that's chaotic. This is just the beginning for one of the most authentic and exciting up and coming bands that there has been for a while. You haven't heard anything like this before.
If you would like to perform at a future New Moon please apply via firstname.lastname@example.org