Horsewife (formerly Loon)
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Horsewife (formerly Loon)


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Horsewife (formerly Loon) @ The Dome

prestaigne, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

prestaigne, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Horsewife (formerly Loon) @ Theatre Royal

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Horsewife (formerly Loon) @ Helmsley Art Centre

York, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

York, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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“Loon are bringing joie de vivre back to England.” Audience member

“Thank God people are making music like this.” Audience member

“Thanks for a great performance on
the Mandala Stage at Glastonbury, an awesome stage-full of musicians and a tent full of music, I really enjoyed it.” Glastonbury 2007 venue promoter

‘Sounding like a cross between Grace Jones, Talking Heads, and Brain Walden’s Weekend World, Loon experiment with accordions, beats and vocals in a unique Parisian style …’ Dazed & Confused magazine

“When are you coming back again? We want you!” Venue promoter

“My family and I saw you perform on Saturday and you made our hearts your prisoners. Please let us know if you are performing in the vicinity in the near future. Yours in gobsmacked admiration.” Audience member

“We saw you the other day at the Cumberland Arms... excellent. So much energy and originality! Look forward to seeing you play again,” Audience member

“I haven’t seen anyone play saw for 50 years.” Audience member

“Loon’s music is sort of Tom Waits meets Massive Attack at a Polish funeral.” Fan

“First to hit us with atmosphere and exuberance are the musicians - arranged in a cosy looking area, stage-left. Their instruments are beautiful and they play so perfectly in syncopation with each other - setting the mood for us and keeping tempo for the performers - that we all sit silently out of respect - listening and watching.” Lauren Mckie, Edinburgh Guide
[On ‘Elephant’ by Dodgy Clutch Theatre, for which Simon was musical director, and Simon, Hank, and Vick were musicians.]

‘The best band coming out of Newcastle…’ Audience member

- Various


'Bring out your Fear' Bing bong rooms "A contender for debut of the year" Dazed and Confused
We currently have a self produced album of 11 tracks that we're selling at gigs and festivals. You can hear some of the music on these EPK and at also www.myspace/schloon



Horsewife, (formerly Loon) formed 11 years ago and have worked tirelessly to create songs and instrumentals with a distinctive blend of influence and character. The originality of their compositions and performances has ensured their talents have been in much demand. They are currently on tour in England with Theatre Mimi in a show called 'Phileas P. Souper' which they have co-written. Then from February to April they will be touring the UK with Dodgy Clutch's 'Elephant' show, for which they also composed the music. This show will be performed in number 1 large scale theatre venues, and has already run for two months in the world famous Market Theatre in Johannesburg.
Work in the past has included a commission to work with Nitin Sawhney and produce an original score for Northern Sinfonia in an award winning film music project involving talented young musicians from Northumberland. This year also saw the band picked to play a very muddy Glastonbury from over 2000 entries in the unsigned competition. The band also regularly compose and record music for No Limits Theatre Company, Fox Films, and Metal Pig Films and were recently commissioned to write a piece for the award winning Wansbeck and Ashington Colliery band. Horsewife have performed in South Africa, Scandinavia, and extensively in the UK at venues and festivals such as the Edinburgh festival, Fuse festival Lichfield and the Wheaton Aston festival where audience reaction has been remarkable.
If Horsewife's style was an after shave, it would sting on first application but would soon settle into a highly attractive aroma that would stay with you long after the night is over.