Half Moon presents:

New Moon - A Night of New Music

The Targets + Leoni Jane Kennedy + Mary Moore + Drew Thomas + Adriana

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

The Targets specialise in high energy live performances of Original material. They have been described as “keeping the flame alive” as they re create the energy of Garage Rock from the 60s 70s but add a new modern exciting flare to it. Influenced by artists such as Wilko Johnson, the Jam, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.

Review from recent 100 club London gig “Kaedan Swin & Targets Note that name because it is pretty certain that you will be hearing a lot more of this young man in the future, be it as a solo artist or with his Portsmouth-based band, The Targets. From the off, he owned that stage, and grabbed people's attention immediately with a no-holds-barred full-throttle set. Short it may have been, but memorable it certainly was. With the swagger and verve only youth can deliver, any trace of nerves channelled into pure energy, Kaedan gave us his all, leaving nothing on that stage and no doubt that is is a young man to be reckoned with. Definitely an artist to follow”

Leoni Jane Kennedy is a Blackpool born, London based musician and songwriter, often described as 'haunting' by her audiences. With intricate guitar riffs alongside powerful, soulful vocals, she is achieving a new wave of rock with progressive influence in her rhythmic and melodic structures and lyrics that surpass her years. Sponsored by Yamaha and endorsed by Orange Amplification in 2014, Leoni received endorsements from PRS Guitars and Boss Pedals in later years. In 2018, 'Queen's’ Brian May and Roger Taylor awarded her the 'Freddie Mercury' Scholarship, covering her entire university tuition fees. Leoni moved to London to study a Masters in Songwriting and is currently on tour with Prog Magazine's album of the year winner, 'The Anchoress', supporting live shows with an acoustic set of original material and taking up electric guitar duties for the main set. Leoni’s latest album 'New World Woman' is an acoustic compilation of reinterpreted RUSH tracks which she has been touring around the UK, opening up shows for Rush tribute band "Moving Pictures". After selling out of these CD's with only 50 limited edition orange marbled vinyl remaining, Leoni has been recognised for her efforts and been given the title of PRS Guitars Pulse Artist for 2023/24 representing the brand as an artist in her own right as she sets out to support Dan Patlansky on the 13th April in London as well as up and coming prog rockers "Kyros" on their southern tour for 4 dates. Known by the industry as one to watch - here comes the frizz...

Mary Moore is a folk-pop/indie-pop artist living in Nashville, TN. With powerhouse vocals and storytelling lyrics, she has been captivating stages and connecting to people from all walks of life. Mary’s vocals are comparable to the power of Brandi Carlile and Florence + The Machine, but also with the sweet, quirkiness of Regina Spektor.

Mary grew up in Richmond, VA where she filled her life with music and performance. Mary played piano, french horn, and mellophone, and participated in dance, show choir, choir, musicals, marching band, and wind ensemble. Mary also was the lead singer for a classic rock cover band that toured in Virginia from age 13-18. Mary went to the University of Virginia for college where she became the Music Director of the award winning acapella group the Virginia Belles.

After graduating college, Mary relocated to Nashville, TN to hone her craft as an artist. Mary has found growing success as a force on stage, her music has been heard on Lightning 100 and Mary has played notable venues in Nashville like the Listening Room Cafe, the High Watt, and The Basement.

Mary’s debut EP “Rooted Heart” was released in the summer 2019, the songs gushing with imagery of the natural world and showcasing Mary’s writing and vocal chops. The title track “Redwoods” was promoted on NPR “All Things Considered” blog, helping the song and Mary reach a new audience. Mary followed up the EP release with a tour all over the US, playing house concerts and Sofar Sounds shows from the cobble stone streets of Boston to the Redwood forest in San Francisco. Mary has racked up 100k streams on her music and she has been gaining fans with her inviting stage presence and entrancing performances.

Mary is releasing her EP "An Honest Thing" in November 2024, and her first single "Ghost in My Bedroom" will release on April 11th followed by a song release every 6 weeks til the album!

Raised in Nottingham, singer/songwriter Drew Thomas leads the charge of DIY rock musicians making waves on the unsigned circuit through hard work and powerful song-writing. 
 Taking inspiration from the likes of The Killers, Fleetwood Mac and the intimacy of Bon Iver, Drew’s knack for writing arena sized choruses and nostalgic lyrics steals the listener’s attention immediately, merging passionate vocals and emotional soundscapes with a darker twist; spilling tales of rejection, broken relationships and addiction. 
 Drew’s new offering Trying to Be You is all about learning to love yourself, accepting your sexuality and conquering the toxic habit of comparing yourself to everyone else. 
 “I’ve always been the kind of artist to write what I live. It’s so easy to see where other people are going and lose track of how far you’ve come. My music is all about coming to terms with who you are and shouting it at the top of your lungs.”

Adriana's diverse musical taste spans across various genres, from soulful ballads to energetic pop punk anthems. Drawing inspiration from legendary artists such as Bjork, Spice Girls, and Lana Del Rey, she has developed a unique sound that captivates listeners and leaves them wanting more.

Adriana styled Girl Power and a debut album coming latter in 2024.

Watch this space.

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