Half Moon presents:
New Moon - A Night of New Music
Black Swan Event + Kiran and the Revival + The White Feather Collective + Andy Robbins + Amy Lawton
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Swan Event
In a twisted milieu stretching between and geisha brides and psycho dominatrixes, Illuminati and new world orders, Black Swan Event peer behind the twitching curtain of everyday life, channeling the surrealism of the 60s underworld with cynical observations of modern Britain. Somehow this fuses together in melodic tales drawing on classic blues themes of unfaithful women and underpaid jobs, new wave chronicles of inner city life, the lyricism of Ray Davies and the melancholy of Kurt Cobain.
It may seem a dark place, but there's humour and humanity, larger than life characters and plenty of light at the end of the tunnel.
Kiran and the Revival
Kiran and the Revival are a newly formed three piece with a refreshingly stripped back approach to Blues Rock. With each performance they revisit the roots of modern music with emotionally charged, dynamic playing and potent lyrical content.
The White Feather Collective
The White Feather Collective aims to boast an immersive, life changing live set, along with songs that take elements from an era of music where it didn’t matter what you looked like. They have bombastic soul and peaceful goals and performed at Glastonbury Festival 2017.
From beautiful roots on the Malvern Hills and slopes of Ben Nevis, the band are happiest and most creative in the countryside, and openly oppose the unnatural oppression that modern city life bestows.
The band has built a reputation for high octane shows with a tight and driving rhythm section, soulfully archaic guitar tones and vigorously profound vocal deliveries. Their sound is regularly likened to that of ‘The Rolling Stones’, ‘The Doors’, ‘Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac’ and ‘The Black Keys’. As well as perform, the group of friends also write, record, produce, design and film all of the content that forms their musical and social presence.
Aside from Glastonbury, they have also played Nozstock, Lakefest, Rock Oyster Festival, Mello Festival, Celtic Connections
Andy Robbins is a singer songwriter from Oxfordshire, His love of music started at an early age exposed to his dads constant barrage of music in the evenings such as The Beatles, Kinks, Eagles, Pink Floyd and The Smiths to name a few.
A keen writer from aged 11, Andy took an interest in poetry and had poems published in competitions at school. At age 14, deadly jealous of the guitar his brother was given for his birthday, he claimed it as his own and taught himself to play the guitar by endlessly reading guitar books and pestering older friends to correct his mistakes.
As well as performing as a solo artist Andy has played lead guitar in Strange Vintage, an Oxford born retro band, sang for Refugees of Culture, and even formed his own acoustic band: Vanilla Street, where he played Rhythm guitar and sang.
Andy signed to BFS Records in January 2016. The 32-year-old musician is a regular on the Oxford music scene and has performed at renowned local venues such as Oxford's O2 Academy and the Jericho Tavern, as well as many festivals, the highlights of these being Hop Farm in 2010 & Cornbury in 2016. Andy gigs up and down the country and averages nearly 100 gigs a year, Andy has played nearly every major city in the UK as well as shows in San Francisco, California and a tour which saw him play several dates in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Andy has released two E.P’s since signing with BFS records and both have received rave reviews, the first EP “Element Of Surprise” released in March 2016 saw Andy Strip things back to just a vocal and guitar & is a stunning snapshot of his live shows, Then came “Into The Night” in March 2017 an EP with a slightly darker feel and a definite upgrade on previous work.
Andy is currently working on his 3rd EP with BFS records and believes it to be his best work yet. Andy’s career highlight to date was a support slot at Hop Farm Festival which saw him perform on the same day as his hero, Bob Dylan.
Amy Lawton is a new 20yr old singer/songwriter from London influenced by the writing of Suzanne Vega, the angst of Alanis Morissette, the melodies of Amy McDonald and sass Country-era Taylor Swift.
She has been developing her music with platinum-selling producer Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Dido, Faithless, Jake Bugg, Jack Savoretti, Beverley Knight) and has received early support for her first single 'Undone' from BBC Introducing London, Amazing Radio, London Live TV, Acoustic Music Magazine, Deezer, Caffe Nero and numerous online blogs.
Live, she has already opened for Jack Savoretti at London's 1000-cap Cadogan Hall and played many of London's other iconic venues such as The Troubadour, Ronnie Scott's, The Bedford, The Social and many others.
Video - https://youtu.be/WmVCpU50BSg