We're Erykah Badu meets Robert Glasper. We're smooth unique vocal stylings, hip harmonies, funky horns, heavy backbeats, fender rhodes, and floating keyboards. We're a neo-soul trio of jazz musicians who can't get enough of D'angelo and John Coltrane. We're new, hip, inspired, and unstoppable.


This trio of musicians based in Los Angeles aims to bring a new sound to the neo-soul genre while drawing upon their influences such as Erykah Badu, Bon Iver, John Coltrane, and D’Angelo.

Max Bryk, Andris Mattson, and Amber Navran met at USC where they all studied jazz performance. After touring together as a horn section in 2011, they began co-writing and recording their first album “Be Free.” “Be Free” was released in late April 2012 and features soloists Ben Wendel, Russell Ferrante, John Daversa, and rapper Harry Mack.

Since their album release, Moonchild has opened for Stevie Wonder and Georgia Anne Muldrow, played shows up the west coast, released music videos, and received much attention from neo-soul blogs all over the internet. They currently sell albums at record stores around the US and Japan, and are receiving airplay in Austin, Chicago and Los Angeles’ own 102.3. Moonchild continues to perform and has started working on their second album - to be released in May 2013.


"Be Free" - Debut album released May 2012, guest artists include Ben Wendel of Kneebody, Russell Ferrante of The Yellowjackets, and John Daversa.
"Don't Wake Me" - Single released June 2012
"Please Rewind" - album to be released May 2013

Radio airplay:
Los Angeles 102.3 owned by Stevie Wonder
Pepper Thomas
The Color of Jazz
Chicago Radio