Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Black Acid Mavericks + Amber Liadan + Lauren Lucille + Maddie Bowe + Ben Hemming

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

North-east based four piece with a uniquely distinctive and colossal sound. An emphatic wall of melodic noise with a epic sprinkling of robust raspy vocals, sick licks, big banging beats and silky bass lines.

Amber Liadan has a pure, authentic sound, rooted in a Rock and Folk heritage of her musical parents (Heather Mac and Tim Parr, from 80’s rock band - Ella Mental). Her sound influences are Rock, Reggae, supported by rustic open pentatonic guitar tunings covering light and dark notes congruent with her all – powerful voice. AmberLiadan has been living in London for the last 3 years, honing her craft as a musician and developing a strong fan base- proving without doubt that she is an international musical enchantress. In her career she has been support act for Steve Newman, Bill Knight, Tim Parr, Heather Mac, Robin Auld, Kindred Spirit, Time Flies and Native Young.

She recently opened for Arno Carstens at Quay Four, V & A Waterfront, Amber Liadan is a performer not to miss!

" She’s gonna be a star” (Stuart Scully - Facebook comment)

“Voice like an Angel” (Cedric Tyler - Facebook comment)

Discover Amber Liadan Music

https://www.facebook.com/AmberLiadanMusic/

https://twitter.com/AmberLiadan

https://soundcloud.com/amberliadan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCad7LA6WrSHjWlY2AcyNB6A

Lauren Lucille is an Australian musician who writes heartfelt music that sounds like singer songwriter folk and pop with elements of soul and jazz. Her current single and music video ‘Be My Lover’ is from her new album ‘Let Go’ produced by one of UKs top producers - Troy Miller (Amy Winehouse, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum and more). Although the album is with a full band, Lauren will be playing solo, using her guitar, piano, and soaring voice to take you on a journey into her world.

Maddie Bowe is a singer/songwriter based in London. Maddie’s single “With Everything I Have Left” won the Mayor of London Song Prize 2018, selected by judges Newton Faulkner, Fuzz Chaudhrey (BBC Radio 1), Lauren Churchman (BBC6 Music), Swarzy Macaly (KISS FM), and James Brister (ICMP). The winning track gained its debut radio play this year on BBC Radio York with BBC Introducing North Yorkshire.

From an early age Maddie was immersed into the world of theatre, and her passion for the arts lead her to be influenced by an eclectic mix of sources. Maddie finds her roots in folk and enjoys the story telling process involved in writing her own material. ​ 2019 has seen Maddie performing live at more prominent venues and events including: The Bedford, The Feast of St George Trafalgar Square, the VIP Tent Cornbury Festival, and International Busking Day Wembley Park. This summer Maddie is recording her debut EP in Natural Habitat Studios with producer Joey Walker (The Pylons).

In something of a backward nod to the ways of a bygone era, its fair to say that Ben Hemming didn’t so much find the blues… as the blues found him. It was during a particularly troublesome period in his life, stuck in a dead end job, and having watched his girlfriend walk out of his life, that he decided the only option was to seek change. Big change. Leaving all of his emotional baggage behind, he embarked upon a musical pilgrimage around America that eventually would come to define not just his sound, but also his own identity. Picking up an old guitar in a pawn shop along the way, he played his way across the southern states in the tradition of the delta Bluesmen before him. It was Hemming’s way of paying his dues, and of understanding a cultural heritage. Yet in moments of brutal self-reflection, he himself knew that more than anything, this was about escape.

He eventually returned to London with a collection of songs he’d written along the road, which went on to form the basis of his debut album, the aptly titled ‘Broken Man’. Recorded with nothing more than the equipment he had to hand, he self-released the album to critical acclaim; The Blues Magazine called him 'A unique musical identity’; Blues Blast Magazine described his songs as being 'of bleak beauty' and Americana U.K. placed him at the forefront of the so-called ‘new Blues’ movement.

Hemming set about relentlessly honing his craft with follow-up album ‘City Of Streets,’ and subsequently touring around Europe not once but twice, before immersing himself in the process of songwriting once more.

The resulting album ‘The Devil Beside Me’ is his boldest musical statement to date. The staple feature dark brooding remains throughout, but it is supplemented now by a drive and energy that helps take this body of work to a whole new level.