Our 1st Summer 2014 Festival announcement is here! We will be joining the bill for this year’s Home Farm Festival taking place June 6th, 7th, & 8th. More details, times and tickets to follow. Time to get out the wellies
With March and April booking up fast this thing has now got a life all it’s own. The 2nd CFF was a beauty and we got snap-happy enough to document the good vibes. Our band was so very thrilled to have the massively talented Barbara Bartz join us with her fiddle for the night making dreams come true (for at least 40 minutes :)).
We’re getting so professional…a merch table:
Bara Bara also run an unplugged night in tooting and we’d like to give it a shout out. If you’re ever down in Tooting on Saturday night and looking for a jam, their night is aptly called ‘Tooting Folk’ and you can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/TootingFolk
A hearty thanks to our sound man Laine Blues, a musician in his own right. Didn’t get to discuss Kelly’s Roast Beef but I’m fairly certain he said he lived in Revere for a while. What a small world it is.
Naturally the only downside of being the one taking the photos is there’s rarely ones taken when you’re playing. Thanks to Charlie Bateson for giving us this abstract still of our set up. Sadly, while we did have the foresight to film the set, the audio sounds like something fed through a vocoder inside a blender.
Chalk Farm Folk is a fast moving train we are so happy to be on! After a smashing success for our launch in January, we are thrilled to bring this mighty bill of Americana acts to this new Camden residency. There just aren’t enough quality, free entry night’s of music in London and it feels especially good to be championing this one. A great night of music is planned featuring Dan Raza and the Shrouds. ”Definitely a man ahead of the pack”, said Julian Piper of Acoustic Magazine. Friends of the band, Dan and his crew have been winning over every folk night in town and we’re lucky to catch him just before his upcoming German tour. Bara Bara Band, “an alt-folk quartet playing a mix of their own songs, old time American tunes and traditional British folk songs” will be bringing the banjo-stomping all the way from South London. They are currently recording their new album so we expect some fresh treats from them as well. We plan to be kicking off the festivities with the legendary Sam Beer. A man of nimble guitar picking fingers, the voice of a raspy angel and the digestive track of a whale. Sam, is half the brain and all the sexiness behind London’s Treetop Flyers, a band which Paste magazine called “a thrill delivering unexpected updates on it’s vintage influences”. It’s a rare treat to get him solo so it’s worth the trip. Finally we’re overjoyed to be joined by a surprise guest for our first full band set in ages! No telling just yet….
Look, we’ve heard they’re adding chicken wings to the menu just for us so basically, this is getting serious….spicy wings, bbq wings, slaw- soon enough Chalk Farm will be as plaid as Nashville.
See y’all there. x
So it is a rare treat for us to venture south of the river and here we go! We will be filling The Gladstone with sound waves of love and loss on this post-Valentines Saturday night. Located just minutes from Borough Market at 64 Lant Street, The Gladstone is cozy little neighborhood spot. As they say themselves: “The room is intimate and intense, and sounds fantastic. Over the years we’ve had everyone from Larry Jon Wilson to Fionn Regan, Noah and the Whale, Ellie Goulding, James Vincent McMorrow, Dry The River, Findlay Brown and many more down here.”
Gorgeous gig at St, Pancras! Hopefully photos and videos to come from the evening with it’s dreamy backdrop. Below are a few (kind of terribly grainy) snaps from our inaugural Chalk Farm Folk hosted at The Monarch in Camden. We had an absolutely packed house featuring Copperhead Lucy, Freddie Keen (in his full band debut), Black River Wild, and of course Mahoney & The Moment. Our next 2 events there will be 25th February (Dan Raza & The Shrouds, The Bara Bara Band, & us) and 25th March with later dates and posters to follow…
Tonight we are supporting The AAA Revue for Shake Off All the Blues Ep launch at one of London’s most intimate and lovely venues, the St. Pancras Old Church. Doors are from 7pm, and tickets are £6. You can purchase in advance here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/250175
Happy Holidays from Mahoney & The Moment!!! We have the perfect (digital) stocking stuffer for you and yours.
“Don’t Say No …at Christmas!” is the festive follow up to our April album release and you can find it on our Bandcamp right HERE! Featuring 2 fresh tracks, “All The Lights” and “Call Me Back (I’ll Wait ’til Christmas)” and recorded at the University of Surrey, this little EP is the most delightful way for us to close out 2013.
Many, many, thanks to the team who contributed their skills for this Wintry day: Elliot Greenhill, Dan Bryant, and Oliver Roberts. Also a special shake of the jingle bells to CCPE and Bernie Taylor for making our dream of an ’80s office Christmas party cover come true. More photos to share from the shoot soon. Listen, like, buy, share and stay with us….xxx