Friday, January 17th
Energetic. Funky. Progressive. Rock n’ Roll. These are a just few elements that have been forged together to create a unique yet very familiar sound—one that is cleverly harnessed by Winnipeg's power trio known as Moon Tan. Born of three separate imaginations, their diverse influences seamlessly blend to form a new genre, or "anti-genre" of music and entertainment, which they refer to as "intergalactic space freak rock n' roll."
The band consists of three members: Adrian Dyer on bass and lead vocals, Brady Mitchell on guitar, and Nick Knock on drums. They began rehearsing together when the latter two were only fifteen years old and knew right away they wanted to create something unique and riveting. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences, Moon Tan's ability to blend genre, technique and style transformed them into a well-oiled, complex, music-making machine.
Very active in Winnipeg’s music scene, Moon Tan never fails to turn heads with their dynamic live performances. A visually stimulating show is always promised—and exceeded—as the trio each embodies their own thematic onstage avatar as a different phase of the moon—Adrian as the crescent, Brady as the half, and Nick as the full moon. Their unique stage attire immediately captivates the audience while the theatrical performance, driving rhythms, infectious melodies, and technical expertise leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. Captivating both musicians and music lovers alike, Moon Tan is known for providing their fans with an unforgettable show.
Moon Tan is determined to spread their mind-bending melodies and aggressive high-energy rhythms across the globe. Canadian tours from Montréal to Vancouver Island were met with rave reviews and sold out shows— and their sights are now set on Europe and the United States. The trio was crowned “Best of the Fest” out of over 300 acts in Toronto at Indie Music Week 2016, and since then have opened for notable acts such as Nazareth, Sebastian Bach, and Earthless in their hometown. They are currently working on a follow up full length to New Age Renegade with producer Ian Blurton at the helm of the project. If the rave reviews from past live performances are any measure, new audiences will drive this band to even greater heights.
© 2019 by Moon Tan