Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Jody and the Jerms + Zak Stinchcombe + Josh McGovern + Erin Bowman + Tootawl

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. Free Camden Town Beer for the first 24 customers.

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

Line Up

Six friends, half who had never been in a band before or even sung, formed Jody and the Jerms in Oxford, England, in the Autumn of 2019. With just one raucous gig before lockdown, the band kept writing, recording and honing their blend of melodic and uplifting indie/alt rock and pop - with a sold out vinyl album released (Deeper - Sept 2020), and a slew of well received singles and national airtime on Radio X and BBC 6 Music. The six-piece band have drawn comparisons to The GoGos, Darling Buds and Kirtsy MacColl, and are an exciting prospect live.

"It’s almost like power pop, a bit Bangles... or jangle pop. Lovely."

Radcliffe & Maconie, BBC 6 MUSIC (April 2021)

"Jody had to be coerced into singing, and she does it really well. It's good isn't it!"

Janice Long - BBC Wales (April 2021)

"Jody and the Jerms, sounding sparky! Like bands used to sound."

Mickey Bradley - The Undertones/BBC Ulster (Feb 2021)

“Upbeat sonic ear-candy from Oxford. Pure pop but just enough angst to give it an edge. Cool."

Tim Livingston - Radio Warfare (Jan 2021)


A singer songwriter based in London, 2020 saw my EP Songs From Mitchell Street was released and recorded, a rare silver lining in a cumulonimbic year for us all. 2021 sees some exciting new projects finish maturing and begin to bear fruit.

Josh McGovern’s song writing is an arresting blend of poetic lyricism and powerful musicality, daydreaming Americana and haunting folk sensibilities. The results are beautifully enticing songs of eerie intimacy as found in his highly acclaimed singles The Devil Below Me, Love Left Lost and Weight.

Having grown up listening to artists such as Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, McGovern was drawn to writing deeply moving and easily connectable songs, and by studying the melodic attributes of these luminaries, developed his beautiful style of songwriting.

Having built up experience and support, he recently recorded his singles ‘Love Left Lost’ and ‘The Devil Below Me’ with Ben Thackeray, who has worked with the likes of Nick Cave and Patti Smith. Along with his band, McGovern recorded the tracks at Retreat Studios, where Nick Cave recorded the majority of his album Skeleton Tree, which he describes as “one of my favourite albums.” Josh has received early strong support from BBC Introducing and critical acclaim from the likes of The Independent, who described him as “An accomplished, intriguing new talent”. He has sold out headline shows across London and his Brighton hometown, carving out a dedicated following of fans and critics alike, and he looks set to make even more of a statement throughout 2021.

New Jersey native, Erin Bowman moved to London February 2020 on an artist visa ready to take on Londons music scene. Impeccable timing,” she says with a giggle. Rewind a few years, after a most played song on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, a McDonalds ad featuring her single Keep Me Warm,” a Pokemon theme song under her belt, a TV debut on Good Morning America, the Oscars promo song for 2017, and a hit on Radio Disney Bowman found herself moving out west to Los Angeles alongside a publishing deal with Kobalt Music.

First visiting London in 2018 she fell in love with the city instantly. And while working on music that would go on to be placed in hit shows like This Is Us, GIRLS, Hawaii 5-0, Dancing with the Stars, etc. and advertisements including Adidas, JD Williams, Target, Apple, Clinique, and more Bowman wrote and recorded her debut EP Apartment 101. Finishing 2019 off with a tour across the US with stops including independent record stores, radio stations, and her first Sofar Sounds gig, Bowman made it back to New Jersey ready to move to London early 2020. Continuing to write and record Bowman is in the midst of working on an album and has just released a brand new single titled Sweet Like Summer

Standing at six foot five, Irishman Richard O’ Gorman was christened ‘too tawl’ whilst in Nashville, Tennessee, playing his brand of bustling contemporary folk in famous venues such as The Bluebird. The name stuck, and upon his arrival home he began working as Tootawl. Since Tennessee, Tootawl has received national radio airplay, toured extensively, and also had his song ‘House On The Moon’ played in an episode of the Netflix original series 'You Me Her'. Now based in London, he has signed with Max Music Publishing and released his debut self-titled LP in June of last year, which was called "an excellent debut" by Hot Press. Taking the DIY approach, the album was recorded entirely live to tape on an old reel-to-reel tape machine. The album cover is a tintype, a photography method from the 1860’s which was taken by specialist photographer Gareth Jarvis. Recently, Tootawl recorded his second album, Roger Fenton’s Wagon, during the various lockdowns, and it is due for release very soon.

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