MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014
Heymoonshaker are the unlikely pairing of two art forms that are decades apart; Grit-your-teeth, raw, blues guitar and expansive, heart-pounding beatboxing. Urbanizing blues music now for nearly 2 years, Andy Balcon and Dave Crowe are extremely talented at their craft but what impresses most and has made their commitment to Beatbox Blues so successful is the indescribable chemistry these two have on stage. The musical sparring of Crowe’s powerful beats versus Andy’s possessed vocals forge together like two pieces of iron, creating an inspired piece of creativity and originality. On stage their ability to bring the crowd under their control and command it with ease is something only the best musicians possess, and it’s clear their early beginnings as street performers have gifted them with this power. Last year Heymoonshaker were invited to support Ghostpoet and De La Soul at Marseille’s Marsatac Festival, with Rolling Stone Magazine describing their performance as “Dazzling!”. This sparked major interest in the band in France and over the past 12 months Heymoonshaker have appeared at some major French venues such as Bataclan in Paris where they supported Walk Off The Earth, and Le Divan Du Monde where they sold out their headline show in May this year. Not surprisingly, Heymoonshaker’s unique and energetic take on the blues is snapped up by festivals around the world. This summer has seen them perform at Printemps de Bourges & Cognac Blues Festival (France), Festival d'Été (Canada), Fusion Festival (Germany),Paléo Festival (Switzerland), WOMAD & Glastonbury (UK), Sziget Festival (Hungary), plus countless others.