Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Gabriel Byrd + Gatekeepers + Counsel to Alex + Ember Swift + Ben Wickins

Half Moon - Putney, London

£2.50 Adv / Door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

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.

Inspired by David Bowie and Prince, 23 year old Ben is a rock and R&B shape-shifter whose dark and heavy music is blowing away crowds at London’s hottest live venues. His lyrics, which tell vivid stories, are set against huge guitar riffs and often delivered in his unmistakable, powerful falsetto. The music is cinematic, raw and emotional.

In his own words: “I love creating other worlds with my songs. I want to take people to places they’ve never been before.”

Son of celebrated British jazz musician Dave Wickins, Ben was surrounded by music from an early age. He was writing songs and creating albums on a 4-track recorder by age 12, earning him a place at the BRIT School (Adele, Amy Winehouse). Since graduating Ben has gigged extensively both at home and in Europe and released his debut EP Maybe Later, Maybe Never with a sold-out launch at London’s famous Troubadour. Ben is currently writing and recording material for his debut album and dreaming of taking his dramatic and thrilling live show to audiences around the world.

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