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"Pure Rock!"

"This is a band you must see live to appreciate fully. Don't expect any whining or sappy rock ballads. These guys rock. Everyone from the lead guitar to drums to harmonica. Cliff's vocals sound as if he'd been blessed by the 60's rock gods with that special rock vocal sound. I'm reminded of the Who, Cream and Jimi when listening to them. It's nice to see groups like this who know how to rock while remaining original in the process." - Sam Crawford- On Music and Sound!


"Pure Rock!"

"This is a band you must see live to appreciate fully. Don't expect any whining or sappy rock ballads. These guys rock. Everyone from the lead guitar to drums to harmonica. Cliff's vocals sound as if he'd been blessed by the 60's rock gods with that special rock vocal sound. I'm reminded of the Who, Cream and Jimi when listening to them. It's nice to see groups like this who know how to rock while remaining original in the process." - Sam Crawford- On Music and Sound!


"Funky!"

"True pioneers of the Neo-Funk/Soul Movement, The Moon Crickets create a sonic sphere that eclipses all else in it's realm.They bring a level of energy and professionalism to the stage like no other, always aiming to please and never disappointing."
- Jaclyn Strong- Can Of Jam Productions


"Funky!"

"True pioneers of the Neo-Funk/Soul Movement, The Moon Crickets create a sonic sphere that eclipses all else in it's realm.They bring a level of energy and professionalism to the stage like no other, always aiming to please and never disappointing."
- Jaclyn Strong- Can Of Jam Productions


"Rockin' Good Time"

"We had the pleasure of having The Moon Crickets perform in our summer concert series and found their music to be catchy and a sure crowd pleaser. And above all The Moon Crickets were very professional and a joy to work with. I would definitely book them again!"
- Peter Lin- Sr.Sales & Marketing Manager Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood


"Rockin' Good Time"

"We had the pleasure of having The Moon Crickets perform in our summer concert series and found their music to be catchy and a sure crowd pleaser. And above all The Moon Crickets were very professional and a joy to work with. I would definitely book them again!"
- Peter Lin- Sr.Sales & Marketing Manager Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood


Discography

"The Moon Crickets LP" (Self-Titled Debut) Released Independently April 2006

The Moon Crickets "Live" EP Released independently February 2007

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The Moon Crickets’ music is anything but ordinary yet familiar at the same time. Their sound is as diverse as their backgrounds and musical influences, yet it comes together to make a very delightful taste for the ears. Their music is food for the soul, a sandwich that has rock and blues wrapped in funk and soul. This sound is solidified by Cliff Beach’s powerful vocals and soulful delivery of melodies that are well complemented by a stellar rhythm section. Tony Hampton holding down the beat and Biagio Dull pumping the bass lines can only be brought together by Craig Spendlove’s searing guitar solos and Brian Sturges’ blues style harmonica and guitar. In a world were most people live in the “gray area” The Moon Crickets are exploring new boundaries with their own blend of music that will get people on the dance floor and keep them moving all night long.

Cliff Beach is a triple threat-singer, songwriter and keyboardist, but most of all he is an entertainer. Originally from the busy streets of Washington, DC, he takes an old school approach toward really connecting with his audience. He writes songs about love, his frustrations with life, and just trying to make it from one day to the next. Cliff writes music that makes people take a lighter approach to life and know that it is ok to laugh at yourself from time to time.

Tony Hampton has been raised on music coming from Austin, TX the “live music capital.” Tony is the band captain, keeping the music going on a steady pace and making sure the ship stays on course. It is his love for music that propels the band forward and gives it a solid rock edge.

Biagio Dull’s laid back So-Cal upbringing lays the ground work for an all-star bassist. He knows exactly when to play and when not to and lays it down consistently every time. Biagio is the backbone of the group, giving their music its stellar groove.

Brian Sturges adds his unique style of harmonica and guitar playing to round out The Moon Crickets sound and give it a down- home bluesy feel. Born in New York he grew up listening to old Chicago and Delta Blues records and plays with maturity far beyond his years.

Craig Spendlove plays guitar with the fire of Hendrix and the stamina of Clapton in his “Cream” days. He can play a solo that would make a grown man weep and bring the ladies to their knees every time.

When describing the band’s sound Cliff says “ If James Brown and Janis Joplin had a baby and then allowed him to grow up and build a band mixing Jimi Hendrix’s Experience and Band of Gypsies, and then update the sound like a new Lenny Kravitz you would only scratch the surface of who The Moon Crickets are. ”

The Moon Crickets were originally formed by Tony Hampton and Cliff Beach while at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Looking to escape the cold chill of the Northeast, they moved to sunny Southern California. There they met Biagio Dull and Craig Spendlove and reunited with Berklee alum Brian Sturges and the rest is history.

Their self-titled debut, released April 2006 independently, is chocked full of songs that are bound to become instant classics. The lyrics and music come together to tell a story about one band, brought together to save the world from itself. Real music for real people! That’s the Moon Crickets.