Half Moon

Half Moon


Funk, Rock, World-beat. With "melt your face" tasty licks to "smack you in the face" original hooks, these boys know how to lay down the funk. It has been noted that upon leaving a Half Moon show there is an undying urge to run the streets singing and jumping, or run home for sweet love-making.


Half Moon is comprised of the two brothers, John and Adam Beason, who as children realized their love of music and began teaching themselves to play their instruments. At ages 15 and 19, the brothers decided to share their talents with the world.

Five years later, Half Moon has played over 250 shows. They have entertained crowds in every major city of their home state of Virginia and as far north as New York City. Half Moon frequently receives critical acclaim from southwest VA newspapers, including being named one of Roanoke VA’s top local acts by the Roanoke Times.

During those early years, the brothers played anywhere they could and had the privilege of playing with many of Roanoke’s top musicians. It wasn’t, however, until 2008 that they'd meet the bass extraordinaire they now share the stage with, a very talented man named Brad Taylor.

Combining their musical efforts, the brothers and Brad formed a newly reconstructed Half Moon, creating funk and rock originals mixed with other influences ranging from Afro-Cuban to R&B and Gospel.

They are big believers in high-energy shows; and feed off the vibe their audience emits as they tear into each song. With over 30 original pieces and an endless array of covers Half Moon never fails in exciting their fans.

The band is now traveling from city to city looking for professional, live-artist venues to unleash their musical creation to the masses.


Currently Half Moon has two demos in circulation. They are however, recording a full-length album due to be released in the fall.

Set List

Half Moon generally plays 2 sets, each 1 hour and 15 minutes in length with a 30-minute break, however they can adjust, as the gig requires. They choose from over 30 originals and a vest repertoire of covers ranging from such artists as (but not limited to):

Medeski, Martin, Wood
James Brown
The Meters
The Beatles
Railroad Earth
The Grateful Dead
The Band
Herbie Hancock
Solomon Burke
The Derek Trucks Band
The Allman Brothers Band
John Coltrane
Bob Dylan
The Doors
Stevie Wonder
Otis Redding
Little Feat
The Rolling Stones

Previous List:
Joy of Life (original)
Rick (original)
End of the World Party (MMW)
Shell (original)
It's Your Thing (Isley Bros)
Hey Pockey Way (Meters)
Dear Otis (original)
In Your Hand (original)
Nov. 12th (original)
Bright Green (original)
Radio's Polluted (original)
Lady Madonna (Beatles)
Get in the Herd (original)
Just Follow Me (original)
Sand (Phish)
Les Bres (Allman Bros)
1st Tube (Phish)