Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

The Motive + Slim Pigeons + Yvonne Lyon + Sofia + Till

Half Moon - Putney, London

£2.50 Adv / Door
Entry Requirements: Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
General Admission (e-ticket)
$3.43 + $0.69 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

Drawing influences from across the musical spectrum, ranging from Oasis to Frank Ocean, The Motive craft tightly written songs from a studio in South West London. Having released five singles in 2018, the band's eclectic sound is quickly gaining momentum among local fans and worldwide. 
 Alongside their recorded output, the band put on electric, anticipated live shows, frequently selling out Richmond’s “The Basement Door” club in a number of headline gigs. 
 The Motive are synonymous with always working on new ideas, constantly writing and recording. The band are very excited to release new music and the next few months are set to be groundbreaking.


It is an age-old question: why do pigeons constantly bob their heads back and forth? Some say it’s for vision, others an adaptation to avoid predators. The truth? They are constantly getting down to the slick, upbeat grooves of their slim brothers and sisters.

As the adage goes, the slimmer the pigeon the funkier the groove, the slimmer the pigeon the more that you’ll move. These pigeons are as slim as they come. So, expect a high energy blend of funk, disco, soul and 80’s groove that’ll leave you with a head bob fit for Trafalgar.


Yvonne Lyon’s new album Metanoia is her eighth solo studio release, further demonstrating her ability to deliver engaging original material with fresh imagination.

Drawing inspiration from the Greek noun meaning ‘a new way of seeing’, she offers a combination of previously unreleased songs and reinvented older tracks, several remixed by other producers and collaborators. The result is a unique and emotive collection, rich in nuance and memorable throughout.

Americana, ambient and folk influences fuse together in a bold tapestry, along with several more intimate ballads showcasing Yvonne’s strengths as an evolving artist.

She has consistently stirred audiences across the UK and beyond with her emotive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense.

Yvonne has shared the stage with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Patti Griffin, Karine Polwart, Luka Bloom, Steve Forbert, Juliet Turner and IONA.

In 2009, Yvonne was among the winners of the Burnsong International Songwriting Competition and performed her winning song All Is Not Lost at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. She has enjoyed television appearances on BBC 1 and BBC Alba and has also had the privilege of guesting on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show.

Sofia Lafuente is an American/Spanish artist and writer, currently living in London. Her sound has been described as ‘Romantic with a capital R’ combining dark electronic pop productions with dramatic yet vulnerable vocals which evoke Stevie Nicks and contemporaries like Florence Welch and Lorde. She recently was a writer and featured artist on production duo ARCADES single 'Fragile' that was released first on Mr Suicide Sheep's Youtube channel gaining over 150K views in the first 24hrs. She is currently working towards her debut EP and sound with a variety of producers including Sam Klempner (Anne Marie, Dua Lipa) and Pedestrian (Maribou State, Rachel Chinouriri).

An acoustic singer/songwriter playing a nylon string guitar. His self-penned songs, delivered with a soulful voice, are tuneful and his fingerstyle playing incorporates a variety of rhythms into his personal style.