The Basements, The Moonspinners

Sun Dec 30 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$8.00

Ages 21+

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The Basements, The Moonspinners

  • The Basements

    The Basements

    Rock

  • The Moonspinners

    The Moonspinners

    Pop

    Garth and Tor are longtime musical collaborators. Garth met Annabella on the bus one day and they talked about maybe getting together to play songs by artists they both loved...some years and a couple of bands later the group of acquaintances and friends finally got together and started to  play obscure tunes from artist's like Jackie De Shannon, The Shirelles, France Gall, The Stylistics, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Richard Hell and Brenda Lee to name a few...their favorite song to cover to date is Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Burt Bacharach. But wait...they do originals too, one of which is their theme song which conjures up a dream summer of 1964 and Make It Your Own, which brings to mind a scene from The Umbrella’s of Cherbourg.

    FIRST SHOWS:
    The Moonspinners first gig was in a Capitol Hill speakeasy playing to drunks, dropouts and other members of the art crowd till wee in the morning. The MoonSpinners won over the crowd with their dynamic set of songs and unique stage presence. Feeling very much at home in this setting the MoonSpinners became regulars at this particular speakeasy, working out their songs, even though frequently halted by task master Tor for hitting a wrong note or arguing on what song to play next…the crowd seemed to enjoy this behavior. Their second gig was a gala party at the Seattle International Film Festival, in attendance was one Steve Buscemi, who’s film had just screened, he dug the MoonSpinners, they even asked him to join the band, but he lives in Brooklyn.

    THE MUSICIANS:
    The MoonSpinners are Tor Midtskog, Garth Brandenburg, Annabella Kirby, Hugh Jones and Kurt Fricke.
    Tor is a multi instrumentalist, keyboardist and artful arranger he has done a slew of musical projects-- anything from soundtrack writing to lounge acts to art rock bands to playing drums in a hardcore punk band-- he also plays guitar on a couple of songs. Garth, a veteran of the Seattle music scene, is a southpaw guitarist who plays “Albert King style” (righty guitar held upside down) and is known for his golden ear and masterful snaking solos. Annabella is a singer with a disarmingly beautiful voice who would like to channel Lulu, P P Arnold and Fay Fife.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
    “Utilizing a 60’s, swingy, Brill Building-esque sound, the MoonSpinners are well dressed throwbacks to a simpler time-a time of Nancy Sinatra boots and smoke filled rooms. Though they’re a band of today, they’re also a band of yesterday” –The Weekly Volcano

    “The MoonSpinners are unlike any other band in the Northwest, with their own special sound, it’s apparent that people appreciate their diversity. What other band would play The Saints and Lesley Gore in the same set? Dig it!”

    "The MoonSpinners combine insouciance with sophistication -- and people love it!"

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The Basements, The Moonspinners

Sun Dec 30 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
The Basements, The Moonspinners

$8.00 Ages 21+

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