ITO and the Moonlight Hippies
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ITO and the Moonlight Hippies

Easton, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Interview with Ito from “Ito And the Moonlight Hippies”"

Today we’ve had a very interesting interview with Ito, form “Ito And the Moonlight Hippies”, on their new release “Shooting star” and much more! - Got Music Talent

"Lehigh Valley Music Awards"

Ito & The Moonlight Hippies also electrified the crowd and nearly blew the roof off with what was described by former Morning Call music writer John Moser as an “incendiary” set. Moser was recognized with a special Lifetime Achievement honor for his journalistic body of work covering the Lehigh Valley music scene. - By CRAIG LARIMER: THE MORNING CALL

"Galen Deery"

Starting as a drummer at age 7, Galen took to music right away. Picking up the ukulele at age 14 and never putting it down. Inspired by eastern philosophy and spiritual practice. He writes the songs with the intention to bring more love and unity to the world.

These days Galen performs mostly with his original Psychedelic, Spirit Jam, Rock band out of Easton Pennsylvania, •ITO• and the Moonlight Hippies. Formed in 2016 by Galen Deery (ukulele and vocals), his brother Simon Deery (bass), friend Michael Lear (drums) and childhood friend Will Coccia (Guitar), the four joined hands and hearts to carry out a vision of a unified humanity through love and music! Check them out online. - Heartwood refuge

"Ito and the Moonlight Hippies release optimistic hit "Shine""

Ito and the Moonlight Hippies are ready to take you on an explorative journey with their new release, “Shine”. “Shine” is a song with an atmospheric arrangement that paints vivid images of a journey through warm key melodies in the instrumentation and soft vocal delivery. An amazing characteristic of “Shine” is the meaning behind the lyrics. “Shine” was written by Ito based on an awakening he had while coming out of a dark time. The uplifting vibe throughout “Shine” compliments the lyrics and the meaning of the song.

“Shine” has a spiritual aspect that curates exuberant and vibrant energy presented through the delicate guitar and poignant hook. “Shine” is the kind of song that’s meant to give us hope. Its positive aura projected onto the listener is perfect for when times get rough. The concept of “Shine” is personal to many people who go through emotional lows but comes out feeling more emotionally, mentally and physically stronger. Ito and the Moonlight Hippies did a fantastic job of showcasing their chemistry and optimism with a relaxed delivery. “Shine” is a notable single that will eloquently pierce your heart with a sense of uplifting desire to reach your spiritual awakening. - BuzzMusic

"Ito and the Moonlight Hippies – Shine [Review]"

Ito and the Moonlight Hippies are a self-proclaimed spirit jam band, an assertion that comes across in droves on the joyous track that is Shine.

Listening to a song like Shine, you can truly tell that this is a band who love what they create. Exuberant lyrics and blissful melodies come together to create a happy ode to pop rock, while the band’s jam ethos is clear from the improvisational nature of their plinky guitar lines which punctuate the song perfectly.

This is the ideal track to lift you up on a dark day and get you moving, so make sure to add it to all your upbeat indie playlists and share the love! - XUNEMAG

"The Irregular's 2019 Easton heritage Edition" - Janene Otten

"Navigating the entertainment waters of the Lehigh Valley, one post at a time."

For the members of ITO, “Stage on Stage” is also an opportunity to expand the band’s reach and increase their fanbase. The group — which is made up of vocalist-ukulele player Galen Deery, bassist Simon Deery, and drummer Michael Lear — is working on the follow-up to their 2017 debut EP, Barefoot. In October, 2018 the group followed released the digital single “Faith.”

Deery said the band sings, and speaks, from their hearts in an effort to take others out of their everyday lives, “to let go of the suffering and bask in the infinite love light.”

“We are absolutely stoked for the opportunity! This is the biggest show we’ve ever played. We’re feeling absolutely blessed,’” Deery exclaimed.“We’re growing as musicians, together as a band, and together as humanity, and now we’re able to play for people who may have never heard of us. That is something I look forward to so much.” - Distin Schoof

"Peace Love and harmony through music"

Heartwood House Concert Series has the honor of hosting Galen Deery as a solo act this fall. Galen is a singer/songwriter hailing from Easton Pennsylvania, whose songs awaken the heart and gladden the spirit. His beautiful presence and wonderful music make you smile, laugh, and sometimes bring tears to your eyes. His enthusiasm and musical savvy bring a vibration of peace, love, and harmony to the stage. Because of his expertise with looping and other technological wonders he sounds like three or four people in his solos performances. - Heartwood Refuge


Barefoot (EP): 2017 @ BoogieDog Studios
Faith (single): 2018 @ BoogieDog Studios
Shine (single): 2020 @ Hybrid Studios 

Shooting Star (single): 2020 @ Hybrid Studios

Spirit of the Redwoods (Album): 2020 @ Hybrid Studios



Over 100,000 streams in under 7 months on their first single release: "Shine" 

Their follow-up single "Shooting Star" was released on Friday Oct. 9th 2020

An optimistic, uplifting, refreshing new sound armed with a ukulele, ITO and the Moonlight Hippies aims for your heart with their music. A four-piece gang of high-vibe brothers who have grown so much together and now offer that healing to you. These songs are from the experiences of Galen (ITO) as a young teenager seeking something different early on in life. As this seeking has gone deeper, so has the experiential sound of the band’s music. Their self-proclaimed genre, “Spirit Jam”, has come due to the surplus of styles coming together from Medicine music to Jazz, from Pop to Reggae, from Ambience to Psychedelic Rock. With all of these influences, ITO and the Moonlight Hippies brings a message and a prayer to reintroduce a seemingly lost idea of living through love and harmony with this Earth and humanity. This starts with restoring that harmony inside of ourselves. Thats what this music is all about. Doing my inner work to start trusting the process of my own unique human experience. With that, we welcome you to the family...

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