Momenta
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Momenta

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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"Momenta" EP - 2009
"Take These Tears", "Magic", "Believing", playlisted on Nova FM Adelaide, KISS FM Melb, FRESH FM Adel, RRR Melb

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“Every now and then a band comes along that is truly special. One that combines great songs, real musicianship and true talent on stage. Momenta is that band. They have magic, they have style, they have IT!” – Chris Bragg – Tour Manager – Lupe Fiasco

Undoubtedly Australia’s freshest live dance pop act, Momenta are the band that no one expected yet everyone’s been waiting for. Their lifted mix of soulful dance pop, deep progressive house and textured electro breaks are placing them at the forefront of a new movement of dance floor songwriters.

Since late 2008 Momenta have firmly established themselves as an act born for international success with a string of successful shows at Festivals like Kiss My Grass (melb), The Shores (Adel), Australian Grand Prix VIP (Melb), Speaker TV launch/ARIA party (Syd), as well as being a regular fixture on the Melbourne live music circuit, consistently performing at venues like Revolver, The Toff in Town, The Espy, Veludo, and The Vineyard.

Their euphoric live show, a rich celebration of sonic pleasure, engaging charisma and infectious raw energy has also seen them perform along side Grammy Award winning act, De La Soul, and Aussie artists Kaz James, Art vs Science, The Galvatrons, Bertie Blackman, Phrase, True Live, and Infusion.

The strength of their performance goes beyond deeply connecting with their audience. Momenta are masterful in deeply connecting their audience to each other. A throw back to the entertainers of the past, before MTV and laser shows, where authentic talent and stage presence would make or break an artist’s career.

Proof that this unassuming duo, originally from Adelaide, were beginning to soar above the rest came when they won the “Music of the World” band competition. Judged by a panel of respected music industry professionals and media representatives they beat over 130 of Melbourne’s finest independent artists and bands taking home the considerable cash prize and a legion of new fans.

Armed with a pocket full of demos and the unexpected cash injection the guys enlisted highly sought after producer Woody Annison to put the magic on tape. Woody’s background in dance music (pound system), wealth of experience in indie rock (children collide, red riders, rocket science) and secret love for pop were the perfect credentials to flesh out all facets of their truly 3 dimensional sound.

Recorded in eight days at studio one, in Collingwood Victoria, the duo delivered a colourful and inspired debut. Bold, lush, anthemic with a scope and reach far beyond most of their contemporaries.

Released unofficially to a capacity crowd at Revolver in Feb 2009, the initial pressing sold out inside of the first month of release and has since received airplay on NOVA, Fresh FM, KISS, RRR, while the single “Believing” reached number one in the triple J unearthed charts.

But what truly sets this collaboration apart is their uncompromising vision and fearless commitment to share their music, born from a deep belief that music has the power to awaken, inspire, empower and heal the creative spirit in us all.

It is this belief that saw them develop an elaborate mobile sound system to enable them to perform anywhere, anytime. Street parties, rooftops, beaches, or the bush, Momenta have been literally taking their music to the people with wildly outrageous results.

On one such night around Australia Day 2009, whilst playing on Swanston St to well over 150 dancing passers by, they met their now US based manager, who was in town for the Big Day Out tour managing international superstar, Lupe Fiasco.

Compelled to buy a CD, invite the guys to Lupe’s show as VIP guests, and meet with them at his hotel to “chat about their future”, a conversation quickly took place around worldwide exposure which resulted in the signing of a management agreement. Through a fairytale twist of fate, and obvious commercial appeal, Momenta secured international representation whilst playing on the streets of Melbourne.

With plans to tour the USA already underway and a growing team of supporters in all the right places, the future for Momenta can only be an expansion on their already exceptional career. What began as a chance meeting and discovery of a shared vision is steadily becoming to what is tipped to be a worldwide phenomenon.
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“Timeless. These guys already have the sound and presence to be an international act and I’m positive they will be for years to come.” – Woody Annison – Producer (Children Collide, Rocket Science)