Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Ben Hemming + Connor Adams + Margo Raats + Evie Balfe + Adam Rivers

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

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.

Connor Adams, an Indie Rock/Pop artist from Ipswich, Suffolk. His sound was formed by inheriting a love for classic rock bands from his parents such as: Fleetwood Mac, Stereophonics & the Foo Fighters. Blended with current artists including Sam Fender, Ed Sheeran & Harry Styles. 
 The 26 year old has toured with rock legends The Darkness, over 100K streams on his recent singles "Don't Play with a Heart" & "Deeper". And is currently sitting at No.1 in the Unsigned Charts with his brand new EP’s title track "Devil of the Night". With all things going well, Connor plans to be touring across the UK this summer with his full band. Showcasing his brand new EP 'Devil of the Night' on the big stages.

Margo Raats is a London-based singer-songwriter characterized by her heartfelt storytelling.

Belwood Music - Barn on The Farm 2019 - “Margo Raats shared songs so moving you felt almost compelled to tears even at the happiest place on Earth.”

Margo is set to release her debut single later this year.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisismargooo/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisismargo_/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Margoraats

Evie is a singer/songwriter, vocal coach and artist. She writes ethereal indie pop music influenced by the likes of London Grammar and Lorde.

As well as performing as a solo artist, she is also the lead singer of the three piece electronic indie band Paint Factory.

She is currently working on an album with musician James Albarn, set for release later in the year.

Adam Rivers is a London based singer-songwriter and guitarist emerging as a solo artist from the indie rock trio Cherry Palms & The Big Beat. River's performance brings together his powerful bluesy vocal and soulful guitar, delivering raw and heartfelt songs that effortlessly blend indie, blues, soul, and pop.

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