Pale Moon
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Pale Moon

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"Otter Creek Brewing Summer Music Series: NAMED BY STRANGERS & PALE MOON"

Opening band Pale Moon hails from right here in Middlebury. Peter MacIntyre (guitar, vocals), Eric Maier (keys, vocals), Brent Thomas (bass), and Mark Daly (drums, vocals) produce a blend of eclectic improvisation of punk, blues, and reggae with an underlying funk rock sound. It's a definite party whenever these guys are in town. Hope you like to get up and dance! - THT

"Pale Moon"

Loved ODE!

Must be the hammond sound! (alan hawkshaw fan ya see!) Love the whole package though really. I could listen to this in a loop all day!

Comments up peeps.

p.s., you guys are going on my recommendations bit! No question - Virtualhandband


There are no studio albums recorded, but many live CDs in circulation as well as three self-produced tracks.


Feeling a bit camera shy


The current members of Pale Moon originate from Middlebury Union High School, more specifically the High School Jazz Ensemble. Playing music through school allowed them to start playing in alternate bands after class, such as Funk That! and the Phox. Peter MacIntyre, Mark Daly, and Oliver Parini started jamming together, with Pete on keyboards and Oliver on guitar, with hopes of actually playing some gigs. It was more just a messing around type of thing. Brent Thomas and Eric Maier played some gigs with the Phox, including a battle of the bands at Higher Ground. Pete graduated before the rest and the Phox broke up, leaving the rest on their own. In the fall of 2003, Pale Moon was formed with Mark on drums, Oliver on guitar, Eric on keys, and Brent on bass. They started writing originals and played covers at small gigs such as talent shows and the prom, with occasional accompanyment from Dan Humphrey on saxaphone. Then there was the gig at a local campground party, where Oliver was absent and Pete happened to be there with his guitar. They jammed the whole night through, and soon the new band formed with Pete on guitar since Oliver was away for the summer. They played several local gigs through the summer of 2004, with the highlight at Two Brothers Tavern in Middlebury, Vermont. The band parted ways for a year since they each went to separate colleges, but have recently come back together and have been jamming and gigging a whole lot more, looking for new places to play all the time. Pale Moon's music is influenced by Phish, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, James Brown, and many more which give them their funk rock sound with a twist of lemon. But it's the band's improvisation that really defines their sound and their live experience, since they write a setlist but rarely follow it. They play by instinct and feed off of the crowd, and make the show fun by playing songs backwards, switching instruments, having the crowd involved in songs, freestyling, and a whole lot more. There's always something new every time, and the energy is always of a high calibur and will keep the audience wanting more and more.