Half Moon presents:
Boatrace Day with The Maida Vales and Ukes of Hazzard
The Maida Vales + Ukes of Hazzard + DJ Callum + Eliot Ash
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Join us on a journey into the melodic minds of THE MAIDA VALES on Boat Race Day!
Four music graduates on a musical mission to roll out the most iconic Rock & Roll classics from the last five decades with the likes of The Stones, The Kinks, The Clash, The Strokes, Oasis and much, much more! Beautiful melodies, raucous riffs, driving bass lines and powerhouse blues beats…The Maida Vales have it covered! With a nod to their original set, expect a high-energy show with tongue and cheek to match! Don't believe the hype? See for yourself! 6-9pm
Ukes of Hazzard Rock, Motown, Jazz and more - you name it they will play it! On the Uke! 3-5pm
Eliot Ash 1-3pm
Live music before and after the race, DJ Callum 9pm til late.
The Maida Vales
The doorway to the melodic world of Paul Littler, Joe Abraso, Matteo Cervellin and Alfio Caracciolo. Four North London based lads on a musical mission to fill your heads with melodic madness and musical genius!
The Maida Vales draw their musical influences from across Europe with band members deriving from as far afield as Milan and Sicily, Italy to St.Albans, England.
Their refreshing approach to music sees The Maida Vales avoid the usual suspect sounds that we've heard time and time again. Instead, the band favour the more eccentric tones and feel good numbers of the early Stones, Kinks, Ska Skanking Upsetters and the more recent, Dandy Warhols. Paul’s lyrics explore the tremendous highs and the bottomless lows of a middle class musician living in the heart of the concrete jungle. Trials and tribulations, Love and loss, excess and madness wound together through beautiful melodies, raucous riffs, driving bass lines and powerhouse blues beats…oh yes and did we mention the Tequila?
The Maida Vales have been hailed as a 'breath of fresh air' in the current climate of guitar bands, which has paved the way to a string of high profile shows across the UK and Europe. All music graduates, The Maida Vales exercise a cool and quaint approach to song writing whilst maintaining the unexpected creative mind. With an eclectic melodic original set packed to the brim with musical goodness and raucous on stage energy, the lads have it covered!
London based singer songwriter Eliot Ash creates a unique blend of acoustic rock chords coupled with fast flowing vocals. His honest lyrics stick a middle finger up to today's society.
Eliot's love of the arts has been the drive from an early age with previous explorations into both the photography and the film world. Since graduating from Point Blank Music School he is now set to release his debut album 'One Step Away From Madness’.
'I'm just another kid who knows 4 chords, Middle class cheek who's brain got bored’