Matt Norris and the Moon - This kingdom
29/04/12 21:26 Filed in: Album Reviews
Matt Norris & The Moon formed in 2009 when Matt Norris (guitar, lead vocals) met Tom MacColl (bass) at university in Edinburgh with Dave Law (trumpet, mandolin), Helen Cookson (fiddle, flute) and Dale Birrel (keys, accordian) added through connections from previous bands and from the local open mic and newly emerging Edinburgh folk scene.
After many hours spent practicing, working on their sound and playing shows, they were offered prestigious live performances including the opening set of the Edinburgh Hogmanay Concert in Gardens supporting Sons & Daughters, Bombay Bicycle Club and Primal Scream. Over the past year they have been played support for the likes of Ben Howard, Villagers, Lucy Rose, Pete Roe, Rachel Sermanni, Alphabet Backwards, Kitty the Lion, Dry the River, Three Blind Wolves, Woodenbox and Chasing Owls, have toured Scotland and been named “The best live band in Scotland” by Jim Gellatly with the band recently been named 'artist of the week' on Amazing Radio.