Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Gurtwyrm + Earl Gray Collective + Henry Bateman + Shannon Connolly + Elliott Pritchard

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

Gurtwyrm are a post-punk/ shoegaze three piece hailing from Somerset and operating in London. They've come to bring the fuzz and make wyrms gurt again

This piano led indie rock/pop initiative utilizes soaring melodies, intricate rhythms, faith fueled lyrics and bucket loads of energy to create a sonic experience that hits hard. With their debut EP currently in the works and set to be released early this year, Earl Gray Collective is out to make a their mark in 2019.

http://www.facebook.com/EarlGrayCollective/

https://www.instagram.com/earlgraycollective/

Recently described by Spill Magazine as 'perhaps the greatest undiscovered talent today', Henry Bateman’s music falls somewhere between the worlds of ambient, progressive rock and folk musics; somewhere between Peter Gabriel, Neil Finn and James Taylor, with a virtuoso acoustic guitar style reminiscent of the likes of Nick Drake and Michael Hedges. He’s doing his own thing; at the age of just 22, he's just released his third solo album ‘Hide & Seek’ to high critical acclaim. In 2018, Henry graduated from the UK’s largest and most burgeoning music conservatoire, Leeds College of Music, with a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Composition. It was here he was also awarded the Conservatoire Prize for Popular Music in 2017, and for Songwriting in 2018.

You can find him online at:

www.henrybateman.co.uk www.facebook.com/henrybatemanmusic Instagram: @HenryBateman1555 Twitter: @HenryGJBateman

At the age of 16, Shannon got a head start in the music scene performing as one half of the Pretoria- based acoustic duo, Syrens. The girls went on to share stages with acts like The Awakening, Matthew van der Want and Chris Letcher, Kaolin Thomson and Anika between 1996 and 2002.

In 2003 Shannon went to Europe where she tested the waters in London, busked the chilly streets of Galway, Ireland and spent two summers performing for the revellers on the picturesque Greek island of Ios.

After returning in 2006, Shannon has immersed herself in the Durban music scene, playing regularly at venues in and around the city. Known for her distinctive, warm voice, Shannon spent the next10 years performing in the province of KwaZulu-Natal to enthusiastic crowds at some of the region’s biggest and most well-loved music venues as well as its two largest music festivals - White Mountain and Splashy Fen.

Her original material blends blues, folk and country sounds with Shannon's sometimes quirky insights into life and the South African experience, while her cover performances demonstrate her broad vocal and genre range.

Shannon released her debut EP, entitled "Little Seed" in early 2009, teaming up with Jerome Govender on bass and her sister Siobhan Connolly on backing vocals to create some unforgettable harmonies. In 2011, she teamed up with John Ellis from Tree63 to create 3 full band singles which were released online.

In June 2018, Shannon moved to London to pursue adventures in music, travel and writing with a view of developing her songwriting and collaborating with new artists in new genres.

Elliott Pritchard is a British Singer/Songwriter with more than a flavour of his Welsh roots showing through. If influences have to be put on show then Elliot displays a carefully selected collection of Luminaries. Bob Dylan through to Oasis. From the thoughtful through soulful to pure rocking. a Talented songwriter with carefully crafted stage skills courtesy of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Not restricted to love songs Elliott shows a mature insight into the most important questions facing young people today. With his heart in his homeland and family and a voice that perfectly frames his deeply personal songs Elliott is set to Move forward with a talent that can only grow and grow.