Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Jeremy Tuplin + Sannie Fox + Henry Taylour + Cat Burns + Ebony Rose

Half Moon - Putney, London

£2.50 adv
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.

If you would like to perform at a future New Moon please apply via music@halfmoon.co.uk

Line Up

London based singer/songwriter Jeremy Tuplin is from Somerset. He has released two EPs (Carry The Fire 2014, Open Letters 2015). His debut album, ‘I DREAMT I WAS AN ASTRONAUT’ released on Folkwit Records in September 2017 to early critical acclaim. He is well-known in the crowded singer/songwriter scene around London; for his intricate lyricism, perceptive observations, sly humour and highly refined delivery.

Tuplin is in demand both solo and with his band at London music venues and further afield as well as music festivals (most recent Boomtown 2017) throughout the UK. Tuplin’s band comprises Mark Estall (bass), Maris Peterlevics (violin), Jason Ribeiro (drums), Matt Fleming (keyboards/synths).They feature on Tuplin’s recorded works and perform in their own right. Tuplin is touring the Astronaut album in Spain and England through January 2018.

The Astronaut album was produced with long-time collaborator Mark Estall, in his Marketstall Studio in South Bermondsey. Jeremy’s music has often been featured on BBC Radio 6 and other digital radio stations. Musically and thematically the songs on his new album take a novel, unusual direction, combining electronic and synthesised sounds with more acoustic and organic instruments for a ‘retro-futuristic feel’ to branch into a genre which reviewers have coined as ‘space-folk’. Jeremy has drawn many comparisons, including Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan and even Jake Thackray. He is described by Folk Radio UK as ‘the missing link between Nick Drake and ‘Space-Oddity’-era Bowie’.

FOR THE RABBITS (Single Review)

"A testament to Jeremy’s ability as both a lyricist and a songwriter...utterly wonderful".

ONDAROCK (Album Review)

"An album full of imagination, a little breviary for dreamers and for all those who seek in the energy of the cosmos an escape from reality."

AMERICANA UK (Album Review)

"Unique, intriguing and wistful"

THE SUNDAY EXPERIENCE (Single Review)

"Astronaut, a late runner for our single of the year. Perfection."

FOR THE RABBITS (Album and Concert Review)

"Astronaut is a sublime piece of dreamy space-folk"

SUBBA-CULCHA (Concert Review)

"We witnessed the presence of a new star in the firmament that is Jeremy Tuplin"

FOLKING (Album Review)

"This is the debut album of someone who is going to be filling halls and festival stages in the coming years".

FATEA (Album Review)

"An eye opener for the cosmically challenged".

Folk Radio UK - FRUK (Album Review)

"Jeremy Tuplin may be the missing link between Nick Drake and ‘Space Oddity’-era Bowie."

For The Rabbitts (Single Review)

"Lyrically, Oh Youth is one of Jeremy’s most grounded offerings"

Boogaloo Radio's Matt Williams (Radio Interview)

"Mystical and fantastical but still grounded...a polished, rich sound".

Clash Music (Single Review)

"A cosmic gem... cooking up something special..."

Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 (Radio Show)

"Unconventional, conversational and intimate."

The Telegraph Culture (EP Review)

"A distinctive, deep vocal that has hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan... Stunningly candid."

GIGsoup (EP Review)

"A fine wordsmith... delivers lines in a compelling fashion."

Independent Clauses (EP Review)

"A gorgeous, swooning, romantic EP... A tight, careful, ornate beauty over 5 tracks. It sounds effortless, which is a grand achievement."

Hoxton Radio's Matt Williams (Radio Interview)

"Real clout to it... The EP is fantastic."

The Modern Folk (EP Review)

"His deep, emotive voice is the star of this album. It has a singularity to it that makes me think of singers like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen."

Sphere Music (EP Review)

"His songs are rich in imagery and texture... I am reminded of folk greats like Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young who moved away from the common formula and created albums that stand out the test of time."

Pure M Magazine (EP Review)

"A fine folk affair."

Whisperin and Hollerin (EP Review)

"Cohenesque... A dextrous lyricist with an ear for gentle melody."

Song Club East Blog - (Concert Review)

"Jeremy gets under the skin of what it is to be... The Morning Sun is a special piece."

Right Chord Music (EP Review) "Guitars plucked to perfection, rich vocals and lyrics that are as imaginative as they are touching, ‘Carry the Fire’ is an album that could compete with the best folk artists of modern times."

FolkWords "Richly characterful, resonant vocals and idiosyncratic delivery with tones that draw maximum impact from the feeling locked into his songs."

Amazing Radio's Aaron Phillips (Radio Show) "Rather beautiful."

Sannie Fox is a singer and guitarist who has released two critically acclaimed albums (machineri & Serpente Masjien) and has released her third studio album ~ My Soul Got Stranger ~ in 2018.

Fox is a charismatic as well as striking live performer, her music is an ever-evolving tapestry of desert blues, soul and psychedelic rock.

In 2015 Fox released her debut solo album entitled Serpente Masjien (SAMA nominated) which was selected to be featured on the "new artist" page for iTunes UK as well as US upon release.

Fox formed the blues-rock 3-piece machineri and released a self-titled album in 2010 featuring the songs “Big Bad Machine”, “The Searchers” and “Machine I Am”. All album art-work was created by Storm Thorgerson (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd).

Fox has toured to UK, Scandinavia and Asia and is currently based between between London and Cape Town.

My Soul Got Stranger Album, Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/4ScM1cJjCn0E59w4ilUeDv

Website:

www.sanniefox.com

"Criminal for your Love" Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6fQ4_16mbM

"Call" Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgWjcTyQptE

Album & Artist Reviews:

Two tracks into Sannie Fox’s latest album and there’s every reason to believe that My Soul Got Stranger continues the electrifying journey through desert blues, soul and psychedelic rock that has seen Fox become one of the most important South African artists of the past decade.

  • Diane Coetzer, SA on My Soul Got Stranger

“[My Soul Got Stranger] has impeccable blues riffs reminiscent of a starry, New Orleans night coupled with a Mississippi-style subject matter at times with tracks like Shunting Train and The Black Winds. [...].... African-infused song Glorious Wonder, a Wurlitzer-heavy RnB/Soul track titled Big Oceans, and a folky tale aptly named Me and the Man – this album has a little bit of everything on it for everyone. [...] The dynamics are solid throughout… complete with retro organ! [...] Sannie’s voice rings out, large and in charge, charming the most deceitful of snakes thanks to it’s depth and fullness..."

  • Sferikul, USA on My Soul Got Stranger

“That genremeshing description is reflective of the sound of this new album. Where Serpente Masjien saw Fox flex her blues and rock muscle, and put a stamp of authority on a certain raw, vocal style, [My Soul Got Stranger] is a smoother listen. There are tinges of R&B in Big Oceans- where Fox's end notes sound like they were straight from the lips of Sade. There are ballads that are reminiscent of the likes of Etta James on songs like Sorrow….“

  • Helen Herimbi, The Argus SA on My Soul Got Stranger

Laying down a solid foundation with the groovy single ‘Criminal For Your Love’, it motors on through a world of love, loss, and struggle. With a strong blues foundation we find Fox playing around with synthesisers, vocal harmonies, and some Malian-influenced guitar work and rhythms as highlighted in ‘Vibra Snake,’ a largely instrumental track that contains all the elements that make up Fox’s sound, complete with a little nod to Santana’s ‘Black Magic Woman.’

  • Daniel Luckhoff-Wessels, Texx and the City SA on My Soul Got Stranger

“Willow Song” similarly sees Fox placing her vocals out front, in a recasting of the mournful folk ballad sung by Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello on the night she’s to be murdered. In Fox’s hands, the sixteenth century words take on a weighty resonance when sung atop a restrained, but propulsive, Malian blues guitar line.

  • Diane Coetzer, SA on My Soul Got Stranger

Henry Taylour is an evocative singer-songwriter whose use of poetic lyrics and masterful guitar playing draws inspiration from the likes of Ben Howard, John Martyn and The Tallest Man on Earth. Henry released his debut EP entitled 'White Rocks' in December 2017, produced by Ryan Samuel Bentley (Jake Bugg). Henry started playing the guitar at the age of 7 whilst growing up in Oxfordshire, and started song writing as a teenager. His music has a narrative quality, with a dark twist to the alternative folk genre. His second EP is due to be released in December 2018.

Prodigious new talent with an incredible voice and songwriting style. A recent guest on Jamz Supernova show on 1Xtra and tipped by Record Of The Day, Cat Burns is a star in the making.

Ebony Rose is a Logan City girl and freshly 24. Currently living between Byron Bay, London and New York. These are three of the many locations where she has been songwriting and performing soft pop rock music for the past decade.

A vibrant and creative person, Ebony was drawn to music at a young age, eagerly listening to a vast array of genres and learning how to play instruments one after the other. As an early teen, “There was a collective family decision to sell the go-kart to purchase a drum kit” and Ebony began self-taught in drums after already having professionally mastered the guitar, piano, synth, bassoon and flute to name a few.

Music has forever been the basis of Ebony’s being. Ballet recitals at 2, Piano exams not long after. By high school, Ebony was touring the world as a musician in bands. When she was home she was tirelessly gigging at every pub and club she could. She accumulated over 5000 gigs under her belt by age 18.

In 2009 Ebony was signed to do a single with a local record label. Gigging throughout high school multiple nights a week, Ebony was putting in the hard yards to grow and develop as a young musician. During these early years Ebony featured in the dance cast for Vogue Runway Fashion Show and as a piano player for Nickelodeon Network Ten on the TV show Lightning Point.

Renowned for quality performances, Ebony had the opportunity to showcase in front of Three Australian Prime Ministers, The Governor General,and many Mayors. Former Accompanist and Second Soprano of Australia’s distinguished Cantabile Choir, Ebony helped smash the World Choral Olympics winning multiple Gold and Silver Olympic Medals for Australia, also participating in the television show Battle of the choirs – hosted by sunrise television presenter Kochi.

With over 5000 gigs, across more than 50 countries, under her belt, Ebony has spent the past number of years touring on cruise ships around the world, and performing in five-star resorts in Europe, spending two years between lively music hubs in Ibiza and Turkey. During those years, the quirky, down-to-earth country girl has been evolving her sound, mastering her craft and vigorously writing new music. Her sound has transformed from acoustic folk, to exploring electro beats and eventually soft pop rock music.

Whilst distinguishing herself as an independent musician, Ebony has performed at numerous events that have featured some of Australia’s best and most prominent individuals in the entertainment industry, including The Collective, Troy Cassar Daley, The Veronicas, Nathanial, Stan Walker, Casey Barnes, Jennifer Hawkins, Beau Ryan and internationally celebrated entertainers Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Ebony has also shared the stage with iconic multi-instrumental Australian jazz musician James Morrison in a beautiful musical duo and performed to over 30,000 people as pre-match entertainment for the QLD Cowboys vs Roosters NRL game in Australia.

In 2016, Ebony Rose released her self-titled debut EP and was in 2018 selected to be mentored by Los Angeles based music publisher, author and speaker Judy Stakee (former VP of Warner Chappell), who has signed and developed artists including Katy Perry, Sheryl Crow, Gavin DeGraw, Joy Williams and John Shanks. The unique opportunity saw Ebony move to New York and partake in a series of artist development retreats. Ebony wound up involved in manhattan jam sessions in rooms filled with Grammy award nominated artists and producers, fuelling her undying passion and desire to harness her craft and make music.

Over the past few years, Ebony Rose has evolved quickly and is on the brink of breaking through a myriad of doors as she enters the next stage of her career as a singer-songwriter and is gearing up to release new music and live shows.”We have lots of things under wraps at the moments, I’m working with a manager and also I’m working in New York to co-found (with some incredible people) a publishing company.”

Ebony’s gigs are intimate and powerful, giving everything she has on the stage and delivering her songs with a genuine vulnerability that makes her work appealingly relatable. Each show is personalised and takes audiences on a journey, inviting them to surrender and sink into the sounds of a mixture of pop and rock music, perfect for a Sunday afternoon session with family and friends. Each set features a loop pedal, guitar, piano and vocals, accompanied by thoughtful lyrics. Ebony’s latest gig at Fingal saw over 100 locals gather in the small venue and pack the seats to enjoy the Sunday afternoon sun whilst listing to originals written that past week.