Jazz And EDM-Inspired Trio Moon Hooch Announce 7-Date UK Tour
“Moon Hooch are updating jazz for the techno age” – The Line of Best Fit
“I’m telling you these guys are cool. You know they’re cool!” – Iggy Pop
This summer, explosive horn and percussion trio Moon Hooch are set to return to the UK for a 7-date tour.
Consisting of drummer James Muschler and saxophonists Wenzl McGowen and Mike Wilbur, Moon Hooch are well-known for their charismatic and unconventional sound. Blending elements of jazz, funk and electronic dance music, the eccentric Brooklyn-based band attach found objects like traffic cones to their saxophones, manipulating tone to build deep bass lines, catchy melodies and pounding rhythms.
The three-piece first made their start busking on New York City subway stations, until their transcendent energy proved so popular that the NYPD had to ban their shows as a public-order hazard. In just a few years, Moon Hooch gained worldwide recognition, touring with the likes of Beats Antique and Lotus, performing sell-out headline shows globally, as well as attracting over 3 million YouTube views for their concert in NPR’s Tiny Desk series. NPR hailed it as “unhinged” and “irresistible”, naming their concert one of the best in the prestigious series’ history.
Championing environmentalism and sustainability, the band members also speak reverently of meditation and consciousness, as the foundations upon which their music is built. The trio play benefit concerts, support local farmers and co-ops, and even run a food blog ‘Cooking In The Cave’ in which they showcase the healthy, organic and vegan recipes they utilize with their mobile kitchen set-up whilst on the road.
Performing material from their third studio album Red Sky and last year’s Light It Up EP, as well as brand new music, the tour will kick off in Bristol on 21st July, followed by dates in Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, and London, as well as festival appearances at Womad and Somerset’s Farmfestival.
Tickets are on sale now and available from here
MOON HOOCH UK TOUR DATES 2019
- 21 July The Fleece, Bristol
- 23 July Band On The Wall, Manchester
- 24 July Brudenell, Leeds
- 25 July The Haunt, Brighton
- 26 July Womad Festival
- 27 July Farmfestival, Somerset
- 28 July Omeara, London