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"My Space Review"

Moon Shine Blue's artistry is pure polish


MY SPACE - Crammed between rock, reggae and ska bands, Moon Shine Blue will play the Sandbarapalooza this Saturday at the Sandbar Sports Grill in Cocoa Beach.

And it's a perfect spot for such a uniquely versatile, creative and simultaneously listenable group.

Fronted by vocalist, pianist and acoustic guitarist Nicole Roberts, Moon Shine Blue brims with beautiful subtleties and sublime melodies that crisscross genres.

The band, which includes contributing mainstay drummer Cliff Roberts, traces its roots to south San Jose, Calif., eight years ago. But it wasn't until last year that the band released its full-length debut, "A Stranger to this Place."

A sampling of four songs from the album is found on the band's site,

"Sometime" features a sumptuous combination of jazz-style music in the vein of Shade, coated with Ani DiFranco-like vocals.

On "Taken," there's no mistaking the influence of Tori Amos -- not only Roberts' piano playing but also her singing. Like all good artists/thieves, she survives the charge of copycat by interjecting her tweak on the style.

You can almost hear a subdued Janis Joplin when she sings "no more" over sleek saxophone and smooth guitar.

One thing is for sure: This is polished songwriting at its best. All the parts are expertly interwoven, each enhancing the other.

Don't miss this mix of modern jazz, folk and intelligent pop impulses: Moon Shine Blue will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sand Bar.

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- Florida Today/TGIF


Moon Shine Blue (Self Titled Demo 7 Songs) 2000
A Stranger To This Place (Full Length album 15 Songs) 2006- receives radio airplay WFIT 89.5 FM



A unique blend of varying musical styles, Moon Shine Blue captures the essence of folk intertwined with funky grooves and blues, creating a bed for story telling lyrics and dreamy melodies, giving them a sound all their own.
Originally from San Jose, California, Nicole Roberts, and Cliff Roberts formed Moon Shine Blue in 1999. After recording a self titled demo they found themselves heading East in 2002 to Florida, where they currently reside. With the release of their first full length album, A Stranger to This Place, they are continuing to perform at local venues yet are looking to branch out to other areas. They are interested in touring the country introducing their music to the public.
They have developed a polished sound that has been received very warmly by people of all ages, and has great potential to reach bigger markets. Moon Shine Blue was recently showcased on the Acoustic Record, which airs on, and are frequently played on WFIT 89.5 FM.
Ultimately the goal as musicians is to become signed to a label and establish a sustainable career as recording and performing artists.