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:
Chris is a Scottish singer/songwriter you will want to hear again and again. He has one of those distinct voices that fully engages the audience and his tone is heartfelt and surprisingly disarming. He was recently a finalist at the ‘Billy Kelly’ Songwriters award in Glasgow and has played at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues/events such as ‘The Borderline’, ‘Glasgow Royal Concert hall’’ and the ‘The Edinburgh Fringe festival’. “Definitely one to watch” - Forth One Radio.
Inspired by some of the very best folk and alt folk musicians of recent times – John Martyn, Dick Gaughan, James Taylor, The Staves and Foy Vance – singer-songwriter, Ren gives us his own brand of contemporary alt folk. Ren’s yearning for exploration has led to years of traveling and living out of his beloved van, Penelope Sunshine. Ren and Pen have spent significant amounts of time living in France, Ireland and Holland and a lot of his early offerings reflect on these adventures.
Tracks from Ren's debut E.P 'A Calling From The Shore' have been played on over 20 radio stations nationwide including plays on BBC 6music. 'Some songwriters don't just sing. They bleed their words.' - Ray Jones - Time Out
Following his critically-acclaimed debut release ‘Feel’ in late February - featured on THE LINE OF BEST FIT and MUSIC WEEK amongst others - 21 year-old singer songwriter Dan Crossley grew up in suburban Telford, beginning to write songs as a young teenager - his lyrics reflecting his emotions and struggles throughout his childhood.
Needing an escape route from suburban life, Dan moved to London when he was 17 to pursue his music career full time. It seemed to have paid off, with his gossamer vocal quickly recognised and Dan being asked to perform at some of the most prestigious music venues in London including The Royal Albert Hall and the O2.
Dan followed on from his notable debut with another infectious pop banger ‘Nothing But Love’; a languid, electronic instrumental only serves to emphasise Dan’s optimistic lyrics and thoroughbred vocal, which was premiered on CLASH MAGAZINE. After the release of his second single, his debut EP ‘Feel’ was released in May, which premiered on WONDERLAND MAGAZINE. His single ‘Kryptonite’ was quickly picked up and supported by BBC Introducing and made the track of the week. This is a confident and polished step from a young artist that’s building a solid portfolio already as a one to watch.
Since starting to professionally pursue music five years ago, Rebecca’s journey to where she is now has been somewhat eventful. The singer-songwriter played shows around London for two years before suffering a vocal injury which prevented her from performing for the following two years. The time away was a time of great healing and growth for Rebecca; she wrote constantly and learned more about who she was as an artist. Since recovering, Rebecca has formed a band with three session musicians; Andy, Matt, and George. These highly creative and talented young musicians have played for the likes of Rag & Bone Man, Emeli Sande, Stormzy and the Beach to name but a few. This exciting time in Rebecca’s career represents a relaunch into the music industry; Rebecca has just recorded an EP, ‘Here in Space, which is due for release this Autumn. Rebecca’s songs are truthful, personal, and lyrical and she returns after her time away with new material, a fantastic band around her, and exciting new possibilities opening up.
The city of Brighton has always been renowned for it's vibrancy, creativity and desire for live music. Offbeat Odyssey comes out of this scene captivating audiences with their irresistible grooves and ear tendering melodies. With influences from all over the genre spectrum including Reggae, Rock & Psychedelia Offbeat Odyssey are a band bringing you a fresh taste of new music!
If you would like to perform at a future New Moon please apply via firstname.lastname@example.org