Moonchild

Smart Alec + KCSB Present:

Moonchild

Gene Evaro Jr

Tue 4.24.18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Moonchild
Moonchild
Moonchild are LA-based multi-instrumentalists Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson. In 2017, the
group released their third studio album ‘Voyager’ on the Brighton, UK imprint Tru Thoughts. ‘Voyager’
follows two years after their widely-praised album ‘Please Rewind’, marking a new level of maturity in the
band’s sound. Recorded in a series of sessions in a cabin at Lake Arrowhead, California, Moonchild blend
their trademark style of soul and new-school jazz whilst exploring a diverse range of lyrical content. Fronted
by the debut single “Cure”, praise for the project has poured in, with vocal support across KCRW, BBC
1XTRA, BBC 6Music and NTS; a video premiere for the cinematic “Cure” with The Fader, and an upfront
stream of the sun soaked “Show The Way” via Okayplayer. Further reviews from DJ Mag, The Evening
Standard and LA Weekly add to support for the album, as well as online praise from NPR, The Fader,
Bandcamp (who featured the album in their top 100 albums of 2017), Soulbounce, Saint Heron and Jazz FM
playlisting. Voyager currently has over 8 million streams via digital platforms and is featured on playlists
around the globe.
In the short space of four years, Moonchild have released three acclaimed albums and toured worldwide in
support of the music. 2017 saw two headline tours and a host of dates with Kamasi Washington in the
United States, a sold out run through the United Kingdom and Europe, and three dates at the legendary Blue
Note in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018 the band will be headlining a spring tour in the western United States,
followed by a busy calendar of summer festivals around the world.


For more information, follow:
http://www.thisismoonchild.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thisismoonchild
https://www.instagram.com/thisismoonchild
https://www.youtube.com/user/thisismoonchild
Gene Evaro Jr
Gene Evaro Jr
Hailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr’s sound is a mixture of soul, folk, electronic and funk. Gene Evaro Jr has the power and dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the music has the soulful craftsmanship of Stevie Wonder. Evaro can sing, play and lead in a way that brings to mind Stephen Stills or Prince. Watching Gene Evaro Jr and his band feels like you are experiencing some grand force of nature spiritually, like making love in a hurricane or testifying to the heavens in a meteor shower

Gene Evaro Jr is currently touring in support of his third full length album “Like its 1965” released in April of 2018. Gene Evaro Jr’s formidable and dedicated following is rapidly expanding beyond So-Cal, fueled by national tours supporting Milky Chance, Elle King, and Blues Traveler and prominent festival appearances at High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Wanderlust Festival, Lucidity Festival, Hangtown Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, and Guitarfish Festival. Gene Evaro Jr’s works have been featured on the network television show Deadliest Catch and Ian Somerhalder’s Time Framed Series.

From the folk magic of Paul Simon, to the crazy funk fashion of Sly & The Family Stone, to the R&B nature of Bill Withers, this old-soul artist reminds us of what it once felt like to put on a record, press play, and then relish in every word from start to finish, without missing one beat.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101