Half Moon Run

Half Moon Run

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandAlternativePop

Half moon run is a wonderfully talented young trio based in Montreal, whose members come from Ottawa and Comox, BC. Their unique sound, which blends indie, pop and folk with beautiful vocal harmonies, has instantly caught the ear of programmers and tastemakers. On the strength of a day and a half, live “off the floor” demo, the band has been invited to showcase at Transmission in Victoria in Feb., CMW in March and at the Great Escape in the UK. Definitely one of the young acts to keep an eye on.

Biography

Half Moon Run is a wonderfully talented young trio based in Montreal, Canada. Devon, from Ottawa (On), met Conner and Dylan, from Comox (BC), through a mutual friend and an ad on CraigsList in 2009. After some hasty line-up changes the band in its current form was born, tied to the walls of a sweaty room in Montreal's mile-end district. It was there through the hardships of time constraints and flatlined bank accounts that the trio bonded and created their unique sound, fusing together the restless elements of indie, pop and folk with beautiful rhythmic harmonies, delicate guitar lines and a hint of warm electronica.

Aged 20-24 years old, but armed with solid training and raw talent, they combine varied musical backgrounds; Devon has been singing all his life, Dylan has an Artist's Diploma in classical piano and playing drums for over five years while Conner studied classical piano and jazz theory. Together, they established a very fertile songwriting style that complements each other's musical personalities.

Although together for barely a year, the band has instantly caught the ear of programmers and tastemakers based on a "live off the floor" demo recorded in a day and a half in December 2010, and has since been invited to showcase at Transmission in Victoria, BC in February, CMW in March and the Great Escape in the UK in May 2011. Inciting keen interest around the globe, Half Moon Run is definitely a fresh young band to keep an eye on. They are currently writing their debut album to be released in 2011.