Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Gabriel Byrd + Gatekeepers + Counsel to Alex + Ember Swift + Henry Grace

Half Moon - Putney, London

£2.50 Adv / Door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
General Admission (e-ticket)
$3.59 + $0.72 s/c

A night of new music and discovery. Singer-songwriters, bands, poets, performance artists...

Founded in January 2017, New Moon offers music fans the chance to see the best up-and-coming acts from the UK, Europe, and often from around the globe.

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

The influences range from Rock and Roll and Electric Blues to Acoustic Folk, Psychedelic moods and sweet melodic ballads. Astonishing soloist and kaleidoscopic singer, Gabriel presents a fresh and unique vision that mixes neo classic-rock, modern landscapes and wild guitar soloing.

"An emergent Supernova"

Byrd has been rambling Europe, London and surroundings with his electric band 'The Ambitious Bastards' or performing intimate solo acoustic format Multi-instrumentalist, composer and graduated tutor, Byrd is currently producing his debut album 'Along the Way' at Abbey Studios.

Gatekeepers are a Progressive Acoustic Band based out of North London. In May 2016, the pair met at a jam night in The Dublin Castle, Camden. Since then they have been rigorously honing their song-writing craft and playing the London circuit and beyond. Intricate arrangement, deep grooves, powerful harmonies and lyrical prowess are what you can expect from this twosome, and maybe a Jackson Browne or Sting cover as well. Their debut EP is set to launch in late May 2019.

‘Counsel to Alex’ is a female singer songwriter who combines meaningful, poetic and gritty lyrics with a voice and music that touches everyone who listens. It leaves you thoughtful and wanting to hear more.

She draws her inspiration for her songwriting from her own life experiences and her work as a barrister. Alex previously fronted her own rock band called Kicking Bird but has now stripped everything down to just her , her songs and her guitar.

Canadian artist Ember Swift now resides in the magnetic city of Beijing, China. She has released 11 albums and 1 DVD project since 1996 and continues to have a loyal fan base across many national borders. “11:11,” her 11th album aptly named because she released it in 2011, is her most recent release.

UK native Henry Grace began his music career in Los Angeles. He started out playing small clubs in Venice Beach before moving on to play many of California's most storied venues. In 2016, he released his debut EP, Crash The Moon, which gained him the attention of Guild Guitars among others. The EP's title track is centered around Henry's long but successful battle with depression during his late teens and early twenties. His sophomore EP, What We Took from the Mountain, was released in 2018 and documents Henry's journey in America—with songs such as Missouri demonstrating a departure from the English fields of his youth to something ultimately bigger and less familiar...