Half Moon presents:
New Moon - A Night of New Music
James Randle + Luke Edney + LAPP + The Morning Shift + Dead Days
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's our line-up:
James Randle is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Wimbledon London, that draws influences from the Americana sound of soulful vocals coupled with creative guitar work. James’ mantra is to write and perform an honest open invitation of his vantage point, representing the ‘you are where you’re at’.
Is James as grandiose as someone sent on a divine mission from God to rescue the slalom skiing ducks of Mt FootWeb from the dewy breath of global warming… No He’s simply here to do what he loves and that is to play music the way he knows how.
Luke first picked up a guitar in his pre-teens. After his teens, he studied at The Academy Of Contemporary Music, Surrey; a place that would broaden his skills, and allow him to be a smaller fish in a bigger pond, and to develop, and work with many different musicians and bands.
He later joined “Andy Stedman & The Handsome Devils”, of which he spent two years with, lending his guitar and singing talents to Andy’s existing, and expanding catalogue of original songs.
He now spends his time performing in pubs, bars and other venues around Surrey, as well as writing and recording his own songs. His own musical career is at the forefront of his mind, and strives to make the world learn his name.
White man, DIY, R&B music infused with Folk, Soul, Rock, Jazz and whatever sound that seems appropriate at the time to tell tales of the human condition. Once a purist of seventies’ singer-songwriter soul searching, and now a stranger in a dark room writing, producing and making weird noises on a laptop. Formerly the lead man of ‘Wild Rossa And The ’88’, LAPP is now attempting to do a Zayn, form his very own one man wolf pack and see how many fellow weirdos he can find along the way who, hopefully, might dig the tunes as well. I really don’t know what you’re making of this bio, but without further ado, here is LAPP.
The Morning Shift
The Morning Shift are a South East London based indie-something quintet, who blend their influences of Belle and Sebastian, Nick Cave and The Beatles into a circus of sound that mixes the jangly guitars of late 90s indie music with the deep, warm soundscapes of Bad Seed-esque art rock. Consisting of Aidan Finden, Dominic Johnson, Joe Futák, Josh Wilde and Josh Wolfsohn, the band’s lyrics discuss life, love and loss, reveling in the melancholy and the everyday beauty of the mundane.
Dead Days are a UK based Alternative/Rock band consisting of Travis Marc (lead vocals/drums), DC (bass/backing vocals), James Mattocks (guitar/backing vocals) and Ian Ungaretti (guitar/backing vocals).
Their electrifying approach to songwriting, combined with their unique live performance makes them an exciting new prospect for any music lover on the lookout for their new 'favourite band'. After all, in music, just like in life, it's important to discover new things and keep pushing forward and not keep living in the past because those days are dead.
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Who? Luke is a self-taught guitarist, singer, song-writer, and producer from Surrey, UK. He spent most of his teen years, up to his twenties, in bands, and decided to go solo.
What? Luke's style is best compared to that of a mixture between John Mayer and Ed Sheeran, and brings a whole range of influences into his music and writing style. As a solo artist, he records the music as he plays it, thanks to his loop pedal, which is often mind-blowing to watch, but his big picture is for a much bigger sound as you will hear from the music he produces. Ranging somewhere in between Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and the aforementioned John Mayer and Ed Sheeran, Luke drenches his playing, singing, and writing technique with influences from across the board. He writes from experience and the soul; some of the metaphors, and word play in his songs, are sometimes missed if you're too caught up in how such a big voice comes from such a short, five-foot, five-inch, rusty-haired guitar player.
White man, DIY, R&B music infused with Folk, Soul, Rock, Jazz and whatever sound that seems appropriate at the time to tell tales of the human condition. Once a purist of seventies singer-songwriter soul searching, and now a stranger in a dark room writing, producing and making weird noises on a laptop. Formerly the lead man of ‘Wild Rossa And The ’88’, LAPP is now attempting to do a Zayn, form his very own one man wolf pack and see how many fellow weirdos he can find along the way who, hopefully, might dig the tunes as well.
The Morning Shift
Dead Days are an Alternative/Rock trio, comprising of brothers Travis Marc (drums/lead vocals) and DC (bass guitar/backing vocals), alongside their long-time friend James Mattocks (guitar/backing vocals).
Liar Liar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjhMtO9UPy4
Their great new single ‘Try’ which also features the track ‘Six feet Under’ produced by members of Billy Talent follows the first single ‘Liar Liar’, from their forthcoming debut album and can be found on iTunes, Amazon UK, Spotify and CDBaby.
Based in the UK’s Home Counties, the band formed in early 2016 citing their key musical influences as Billy Talent, Green Day, Foo Fighters, and Biffy Clyro. Their electrifying approact to song-writing makes them an exciting new band for any music lover. Differentiating them from their contemporaries is their live set, which sees drummer Travis delivering spirited lead vocals.