"How lucky were we to have these wonderful singers supporting us.
Amanda Mitchell Director BrightSoul Choir
"Gorgeous set from @loopthemoon, loved, loved, loved these guys."
Andy Garland @BBCRadioKentAG
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"Brilliant performance on Saturday night, one of the highlights of the weekend"
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LTM now has Luke Parkhouse
from 4hero on percussion!
Great rehearsal session last night!
Looking forward to our next gig ...
Here's a clip from our latest video in progress:
14/02/20 #loopthemoon YouTube
LOOP THE MOON bring their unique blend of hot funky soul and cool Latin jazz with percussive keys, irresistable grooves and vibrant vocal harmonies to create an uplifting set of original
soulful tunes, instant melodies and inspiring lyrics delivered with warmth and passion.
The songs are stories of hope and liberation, personal and collective struggles, natural highs, positive vibes, challenges and celebrations, embracing many musical genres and carried along with stylish rhythms and beats.
All kinds of influences can be heard flowing thru the music from rare groove to acid jazz to soulful house to electro funk to swing to gospel to Stevie Wonder to Prince to Cameo to Basement Jaxx to Sly & The Family Stone to Moloko with added funky flavours reminiscent of Jamiroquai, Incognito and Paolo Nutini.
The band is driven and directed by front man and songwriter Mike Chantler who has been involved with many other projects; you can follow his musical journey at flowingdeeper.com
The current line up is Jo Lacey, Helen Bowman and Carolyn Gurney on BVs with Luke Parkhouse on percussion kit and Mike on vox and keys. LTM can also perform in other shapes and sizes : as a full band with horns or with backing tracks and live percussion for festival and club gigs or semi-acoustically for more intimate events featuring blissful ambient tunes and chilled out grooves.
Previous incarnations have included some outstanding jazz, Latin & funk players and guest vocalists who have come together for an emotional journey through many live performances. Full credits are included on the ROUND & AROUND abum. Highlights of these collaborations are featured on studio recordings, band EPs and videos.
The story continues with more music and videos to follow...
The band have appeared in various forms at many venues, festivals and parties including Green Gathering # Small World Festival # The Roundhouse # Glastonbury # Firle Night Garden # Kemptown Carnival # Ronnie Scott's # Concorde 2 # Latest Music Bar x5 # The Verdict # Meadowlands # The Neptune # Vegfest # Zu Studios # Verda # Brunswick Festival # Oxjam # Patchfest # Soulace # The Mesmerist # plus fundraisers for Oxfam, No To PSPO, Rise and Brighton Vegan Foodbank.
Clevergreen Festival # Half Moon Putney # Cowley Club # Molly Malone's # The White Rabbit # Craft Beer Co # The Pull & Pump # Maggie Mae's # The George Payne # Artista Street Party # ULU # Gladstonebury # Bristol Bar # Brighton Arts Club # Round Georges # The Hope & Ruin # The Hydrant # The Prince Albert # Red Lion # The Richmond # Magpie Eco Festival # The Good Ship # The World's End # The Pav Tav # The Greys # The Brunswick # Cube # The Blind Tiger # Hobgoblin # Rox Festival # The Honey Club # The Crown & Anchor # Infinity Café # St Luke's Church # The Blue Man # Red Roaster Café # The West Hill # Pressure Point # The Providence # Sanctuary Café # The Hub # Bees Mouth # The Thomas Kemp # Duke Of Wellington
LTM have their own high quality PA for small to medium sized venues.
3 YAMAHA MSR400 powered speakers, one is used as a floor wedge monitor, Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro 16 Channel mixing desk, 3 Shure SM58 mics + 2 Audio-Technica mics
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