Half Moon presents:
New Moon - A Night of New Music
The Tomicks + Honeytrap + Idiki + Steve Young + Nick Byrne
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
If you would like to perform at a future New Moon please apply via email@example.com
The Tomicks are a rock n’ roll band. Tom Cridland, met his girlfriend, business partner and bandmate, Debs Marx, at Uni and, on graduating in 2014, they started an eponymous sustainable fashion brand, which has since been regularly featured in the press for The 30 Year Sweatshirt and making clothing for the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Craig. This business success allowed Tom to fund his passion: writing songs.
Tom is a flamboyant personality, who wears outrageous colourful clothing and sings lead vocals whilst playing drums that are parked at the front of the stage. His struggles with alcohol and life in London have often informed his lyrics, and, before meeting Nick Whitehead, a virtuoso piano player from Manchester, he had never found someone sharing his passion for old school pop, rock and soul music. Their songwriting partnership is the heart and soul of The Tomicks.
The band have just recorded their first album at the legendary Village Recorder in LA. The studio has played host many of The Tomicks' inspirations, including the Eagles, John Lennon and The Band, who, like The Tomicks, featured a singing drummer, the late Levon Helm.
HONEYTRAP are an alt-pop duo from Bath. With indelible hooks and a third-person description these avant-garde chicken nuggets are undoubtedly gods among men
Idiki is an indie electronica artist based in London. She grew up in a small town between the mountains and the fjords of Norway where she spent years as an acoustic indie folk artist. Wanting to capture the cold and icy vibe of the north she started experimenting with synths and found her sound through the use of melancholic folk melodies on top of a cold and ambient electronic production.
Steve's music is magnetic fusion of acoustic pop and alternative country with a “powerful & Incredible voice”.
He toured with Darren Hayes (the former front man for Savage Garden) all over the world from The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, all across Europe, Canada, the USA to Sydney State Theatre.
He has opened shows for Tom Odell and Carlene Carter (daughter of Johnny Cash's wife June Carter) and performed with Lionel Richie on the Graham Norton Show.
Other show's include:- The London O2 - Country 2 Country Festival, Time Out London's 'Rising Stars of UK Country', Edinburgh Free Fringe and featured as Caffè Nero’s ‘Artist Of The Month’ playing at over 30 stores from Scotland down to Portsmouth.
In Nov 2017 he performed live on BBC Radio 2 to 7 million listeners, recorded live for Bob Harris' 'Under The Apple Tree Sessions' and played by Terry Wogan & Jo Whiley, Radio Caroline, Chris Country Radio and 100's of community / online stations.
Festival appearances have so far included: The Cornbury Festival, Buckle & Boots Country Festival, TogFest and the Folk On The Dock Festival on Liverpool’s Albert Dock.
In 2013 Steve began working on his own material embracing a love of blues, rock and country.
Steve attended the world renowned Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat alongside artists such as Beth Nielsen Chapman, Graham Gouldman, Nik Kershaw, Kevin Montgomery... and resulted in Steve performing with Eurythmics' - Dave Stewart at a special concert for the charity Church Keys.
Steve's Debut EP, “Little Things” was launched live in New York City at the Rockwood Music Hall. Its quintet of songs recalling whispers of Steve’s influences such as early Clapton, John Mayer, David Gray, The Eagles and Turin Breaks but within unique heartfelt and infectious melodic romances of sound.
In August 2017 Steve released a ‘White Label EP’ called The Great North Road. The EP was produced by ex Nashville producer Justin Johnson who has recently worked with many of the UK’s up & coming Americana/Country acts. Recorded at the famous Parr Street Studios in Liverpool it features some of the UK’s finest Artists and session musicians.
Driven by a desire to create something lasting and beautiful, Nick Byrne has created his 'Through The Tall Grass' EP. Various lyrical symbols work their way onto the 5-song offering, many based on distinct visual memories. Single 'Birch Tree' in particular has gathered praise from BBC Introducing, BBC Wales, BBC Oxford and BBC Ulster. With his live performance, the music takes on an emotive, intimate tone, as seen supporting the likes of Declan McKenna (BBC Introducing artist of the year), Adam Barnes and The Lion & The Wolf (Xtra Mile Recordings).