halfmoon putney

Live Music at the Halfmoon

August 2011 listings for Putney's leading music venue

Venue Details
93 Lower Richmond Road
SW15 1EU
020 8780 9383 office@halfmoon.co.uk

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Every Tuesday in the main bar.  £1 per head, no more than 6 people per team please…

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Mon 01 GOOD VOODOO (formerly Half Moon Unplugged)   Up to 8 solos, duos and bands at this respected and eclectic chilled out showcase.. £2.50

Tue 02 GITS & SHIGGLES COMEDY Gits & Shiggles is a cool new comedy club bringing you the very best in stand up, sketch and musical comedy on the first Tuesday of every month. Sit back and relax in candle lit surroundings with venue bar, freshly made food and table service... and hopefully spurt said drink and/ or food over the person in front of you in a fit of gits and shiggles. £5

Wed 03 HALF MOON UNSIGNED: THE QUOTES/ THE FORTY THIEVES "Music doesn't get better than this… The Quotes are the epitome of raw talent. With spine-tingling vocals on every track and a sound to blast the cobwebs away, the Quotes are rock 'n' roll to make those who play in their wake ooze with jealousy." - BBC Introducing. Supported by the indie folk band The Forty Thieves. £4adv/ £5 

Thu 04 HALF MOON UNSIGNED: THE GOOD SHIP BAND/ ONE TIME AT BAND CAMP One Time At Band Camp is a sonic journey that takes in the roar of 70's stadium rock, the frenzied bark of punk, the crunch of heavy metal, the lyrical whimsy of the new romantics and the introspection of grunge. THE GOOD SHIP BAND are a rock pop outfit from Kent who will be playing tracks from their brand new album, "The Good Ship Band - Part 2". £4adv/ £5

Fri 05 IAN MCLAGAN (SMALL FACES & THE FACES)   Join Mac for a special night of songs, stories and laughs. Featuring Jon Notarthomas of the Bump Band. Hang out for a ‘meet & greet’ with Mac after the show! Don't miss these wonderful and exclusive performances live at The Half Moon! 3 night special! Ian McLagan is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller. In fact, his smiling visage — he was, after all, a member of the Small Faces and the Faces — would serve as an ideal illustration in the proverbial Dictionary of What Is Truly Cool. The man known to his many mates and even more fans and admirers as 'Mac' is the sort who shrugs off such puffery. And then he just carries on creating splendid and genuine rock’n’roll as well as musically aid and abet a marquee line-up of truly blue ribbon talent that he has toured and recorded with: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, David Lindley, Paul Westerberg, Billy Bragg and Patty Griffin, to name some but hardly all of the notables that McLagan has worked with over his four-plus decade career. £15



Mon 08 GOOD VOODOO (formerly Half Moon Unplugged)   Up to 8 solos, duos and bands at this respected and eclectic chilled out showcase.. £2.50

Tue 09  PLUG IN / ROCK OUT YOU have the musical talent on guitar, drums, bass or vocals. WE have the stage, the equipment and the rest of the band! You don’t need instruments, you don’t need sound checks, all you need to do is turn up, pick a song from the list of Rock and Metal classics, Plug In and Rock Out! The songs are as diverse as our audience - from Rush to Rage, Megadeth to Motley Crue, Sabbath to Slipknot, you get the idea. House band - Donkey Punch are made up of Jimmy Sims on Bass, Adam Falkner on Drums and Pete Rinaldi on guitar. Death to All But Metal! £4adv/ £5

Wed 10 HALF MOON UNSIGNED: THE STANLEYS Infectious melodies, crunchy guitars - Hailing from Perth Australia, The Stanleys put the power in pop! £4adv/ £5


Fri 12 THE JAMM Number one tribute to The Jam £10

Sat 13 ALL NEW EXILES Plus THE ROCKY ROOSTARZ All New Exiles return to The Halfmoon with their brand of deep, electro-infused anthemic rock, that sometimes speaks of global issues and observations, together with visuals to aid the stage performance. The band have been wowing audiences in Central London with both old and new material, but The Halfmoon remains a favourite venue for the band - Goosebumps come free when experienced in full. Joining All New Exiles are The Rocky Roostarz, a band who have been gaining a large fan base in London with their fresh take on the rap rock genre. £7 

Sun 14 ROBIN AULD Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar and soul vocals all feature in the fresh and vibrant sound of South Africa's finest £7

Mon 15 GOOD VOODOO (formerly Half Moon Unplugged)   Up to 8 solos, duos and bands at this respected and eclectic chilled out showcase.. £2.50


Wed 17 HALF MOON UNSIGNED: BORN AT THE END Alternative Pop Rock from London.  £4adv/ £5


Fri 19 LAIKA DOG feat. TONY WRIGHT (TERRORVISION) After thirteen years with former band Terrorvision, frontman Tony Wright took some well deserved time out before forming Laika Dog.  A band comprised of heart, soul and pure fun, Laika Dog are feel good indie Pop at its best, whose live energetic shows never fail to disappoint.  Now on tour with their forthcoming eponymous album. £6adv/ £8

Sat 20 THE MODS: MODS V’S ROCKERS 47 TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW Johnny Warman and his all-star line up are back. Formed as a one off for the Steve Marriott memorial gig at the Astoria, by huge demand the band have stuck together and are as popular as ever with their repertoire of 60’s mod classics, plus some rarities from the genre you never get to hear live. "The Best 60s tribute band in the world" - Timeout Magazine £12

Sun 21 JOHN OTWAY & WILD WILLY BARRETT ***THIS IS A RESCHEDULED EVENT FROM 5TH JUNE*** The pair first achieved notoriety with an eye-watering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test after Otway landed on his testicles trying to jump over Willy’s amp. And a subsequent hit single 'Really Free' in 1977. Otway's heady mix of blind ambition and rank incompetence was to keep this microstar shining for almost two decades despite his ability to turn any situation to his own disadvantage. His autobiography 'Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure' out sold, by a factor of ten, all the records he had released since his hit. His finest moment came in 2002. Asked what he wanted for his 50th birthday, he requested "A second hit". A concerted drive, including a poll, scrutinised by the Electoral Reform Society, to select the track, saw "Bunsen Burner" — with music sampled from the Trammps classic "Disco Inferno" and lyrics devised to help his daughter with her chemistry homework — reach the UK number 9 on 6 October, and earned Otway an appearance on Top Of The Pops, BBC Television's flagship popular music programme.  Wild Willy Barrett is one of the most accomplished multi-instrumentalists working today, playing acoustic classical guitar with an original style and virtuosity few could match. His musical style is witty and his humour onstage is dry. £12

Mon 22 GOOD VOODOO (formerly Half Moon Unplugged)   Up to 8 solos, duos and bands at this respected and eclectic chilled out showcase.. £2.50


Wed 24  SKINNY MACHINES   In eleven short months London-based alt-rockers Skinny Machines have written, recorded and produced the album 'Wrong Side Of The River' and toured extensively in the UK and Europe. Reminiscent of The Cure if they had been crossbred with Biffy Clyro’s dirty guitars, ‘Skinny Machines' echo the night life of South London, producing a shimmering blend of poignant lyrics, heavy riffs and catchy melodies. Having supported the likes of The Kooks, The Zutons and The Maccabees, the trajectory of this band seems like a foregone conclusion. FREE

Thu 25 HALF MOON UNSIGNED: STEREO SON/ NORDIC GIANTS  Stereo Son played a great set at Isle of Wight this year on the Garden Stage opening with the synth based hard hitting ‘You’d Regret Me’ and wrapping it up with another pounding drum duet and solo sections during ‘The Bullets are Coming’.  With a new EP coming soon these guys are not to be missed.  Brighton’s post-rock duo –Nordic Giants smashed onto the music scene little over a year ago. Influenced by the likes of Sigur Ros, Massive Attack and Cinematic Orchestra, the band have already shared the stage with Ratatat, Mogwai and headlined The World Premiere of ‘The Blot Symphony’, an inspirational visual art piece created by Ralph Steadman.  Hidden behind feathered masks and effortlessly changing between instruments, the duo performs live original soundtracks to a backdrop of award winning short films (Provided by Shorts International). From dreamy ambient swells, epic builds and huge moments of power to a combination of dark, funny and beautiful short films, which can bring tears, smiles and actually scare you at times. Imagine the visual story telling of a cinema experience mixed with the raw energy and passion of a live gig- and you’ve hit the nail on the head! £4adv/ £5

Fri 26 CARNIVAL WARM UP Feat. THE PARADIMES/ SIMON MANDALA & THE MANDALA MYSTICS Carnival season is here & what better way to warm up than an EXCLUSIVE night of up & coming, original, uplifting, ROOTS, REGGAE and SKA! The Paradimes are formed from members of The Specials, El Pussycat and Stiff Naked Fools. Performing all new material but keep that old skool reggae & roots sound and that feel-good carnival vibe.  Simon Mandala and the Mandala-Mystics play modren conscious reggae from digital roots to Dancehall whist still maintaining an Old School Reggae Vibe.  With live percussion. bass and vocals over digital beats, The Mandala-Mystics spice up the Reggae with Subtle flavours of Hip Hop, Soul and Jungle creating a Urban, Yet still Organic Sound Fusion.  Comprising 4 ex members of World Fusion Reggae band Horace x. Simon Mandala and the Mandala-Mystics have played together at festivals all of the world including Glastonbury, Avalon, Montreal Jazz Festival, Chiemsee Reggae Festival. Mega Dog, Flesh D’or and Strawberry Fair.  As well as international touring they have also recorded BBC live sessions with Andy Kershaw, broadcast on BBC Radio one and BBC World Service. £5adv/ £6 

Sat 27 ROLLIN’ STONED The world’s number one Rolling Stones tribute band.  Always a sell out! £12

Sun 28 HALF MOON UNSIGNED: M.O.T Fantastic Melodic Pop/ Rock £4adv/ £5

Mon 29 GOOD VOODOO (formerly Half Moon Unplugged)  Up to 8 solos, duos and bands at this respected and eclectic chilled out showcase.. £2.50

Tue 30 BUDDY WHITTINGTON "Probably the greatest Bluesbreaker of them all." - John Mayall.  When the boss is John Mayall and the "all" includes Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout and Coco Montoya this is no lightweight accolade.  Buddy has now stepped out of the shadows into the spotlight. In 2010 Buddy will be touring throughout Europe with a first class band of his own-including Pete Stroud and Roger Cotton both from Peter Green's Splinter Group, along with drummer Derby Todd.  £12

Wed 31 HALF MOON UNSIGNED: DIXON AND THE REST Whilst the self-depricating name reflects their refusal to take themselves too seriously, Dixon and the Rest are real contenders as skilled musicians and consummate performers: their distinctive heavy grunge and memorable hooks are set to be the defining sound of 2012. £4adv/ £5

Doors open 8:15pm unless stated otherwise. Prices are for advance tickets only, on-door prices may be higher

Crawdaddy Club. Friday & Saturday nights in the main bar – Resident and guest DJ’s play vintage rock’n’roll, rockabilly, jive, surf, ska, cult film soundtracks and more - if Tarrantino ran a club, this would be it. No dress code, no cheese, no idiots. 9:30pm – 1am, FREE.