Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

Red Ivory + Alex & the Milkshake Boys + Beyond Babylon + Toby Pearce

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 Two Tribes 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

“Distinctive And Fresh” We are Red Ivory, an indie rock band from South East London and we formed just over a year ago. Over the past year, we have written and recorded our first 7 track EP “Facade” , with our debut single “No.7” which came out on the 11th November. Having been compared to The Breeders and Throwing Muses, we draw inspiration from a wide range of rock and alternative music, making the EP fresh and exciting with strong drums, bass and catchy riffs accompanied by melodic vocals. We’ve played at a few venues around South London - including The Amersham Arms and The Fox n Firkin and aim to continue gigging to support Facade as we write our second EP.

Alex and The Milkshake Boys are a power-pop collective founded by pretty good friends Alex Kemp and Alex Chadwick. Their debut EP All Downhill From Here took the universal themes of growth, desire and acceptance and wrapped them up in catchy melodies and raucous rhythms, all while keeping tongues firmly planted in cheeks. Last seen on stage in December 2019, Alex and the Milkshake Boys have spent the time since adding new recipes to their musical cookbook and are excited to finally be able to share these tasty tunes with the world.

Dexter and Giles met around the millennium, shared some jams here and there and shared a love of rock music, at that time Giles was pursuing comedy folk music which turned out to be too serious of a business! After several attempts at the comedy routine, Giles decided he would prefer to play in a kick ass band. Dexter and Giles did a few gigs as a duo in Brixton & Kingston while they searched for band members. 

Russ answered an advert on the web. Beyond Babylon were seeking a lead guitarist / vocalist and Russ had just moved to London from Leeds, where he’s been fronting a popular rock covers band. Russ also had a large repertoire of original songs and was becoming well known on Reverbnation and had reached #27 in the alternative charts. With Russ in the band Giles finally had someone to write with. 

Giles also had his own portfolio of songs but with Russ on board, Giles could write riffs, lyrics and chord progressions and often felt not only he could up his game but that Russ could take these ideas to places where Giles couldn’t before. At this point with new songs being created and old songs being revisited, Beyond Babylon urgently needed a kick ass bass player. 

After a few auditions Jakub from Poland joined the band and he quickly became everyone’s friend and a fan of the band. He is a good solid bass player and looks like he belongs on a rock stage. I think we have seen a little of what he can do so far.

We are all rock n roll loving creatures influenced by many from Pink Floyd, Audioslave, Slash, Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, the blues greats .. the list is endless. We also all live in SW London, U.K. all within two miles of each other Watch this page for future gigs, sound, videos, news, merchandise.

Toby Pearce may just be one of the freshest, most intriguing singer-songwriters you will hear this year; evidenced by his debut single ‘Stupid’. A deceptively simple but straight-to-the-heart track, it is the kind of song that can only come from a life lived. Co-produced by John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, Damien Rice, Andrea Corr) who also performs on the track, ‘Stupid’ touches upon musical cornerstones of Pearce’s life, including a touch of brooding, West Coast sound, some of the only music his Father really had in the home growing up. Emerging as if doused in Americana, the forlorn tremolo of the opening guitars give way to a clarity and confessional chorus. “QUOTE FROM TOBY ON THE SONG ITSELF” At 51, for Pearce, it is the longest of long-awaited releases. It’s something everyone can relate to at some point in their lives; restlessness in their day-to-day. Pearce, working as a lawyer, always had an itch he couldn’t scratch, and ten years ago he entered therapy. This led him to this point – combining his internal musical world with all that was expected of him, and returning to something he should have followed as a teenager. Since then, he has dedicated ( sometimes sacrificing a life outside of work) himself to music, fully galvanised. The result is a collection of songs that offer real substance which will see light over the next year, and a message that it really is never too late.

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