Singer/songwriter and guitarist Sean McMahon and the MoonMen will play one last show in Melbourne on Sunday 20 December at The Gaosmeter before the turn of another year and the onset of the silly season's highs and hangovers, with Joshua Seymour who'll be launching his single 'Nothing To Me Now' from his outstanding debut album Rope Tied Hope. Opening the free festivities will be Matty Green with a solo set of soulful tunes.
SEAN MCMAHON and the MOONMEN: While his last album with acoustic trio Western Union was described as "a journey through heartfelt alt-country that beautifully conveys a singer/songwriters love affair with the American songbook and a 1930's Kay guitar" Sean McMahon and the MoonMen sees him tangled up in twanging electricity again, with a stack off exceptional songs, loaded with melodic hooks, hung from the pickups of a 63' Harmony Rocket, all held down by a killer rhythm section courtesy of ex Downhills Home brothers Josh Duiker and Michael Hubbard and featuring Ben Franz on Pedal Steel. Listen to the single 'Broken Hill' off the forthcoming album due out early next year at www.seanmcmahonmusic.com.au
JOSHUA SEYMOUR: “Seymour paints a warm patina over the dozen songs that adds a lived-in quality to his elegant songwriting and rich arrangements. An accomplished and impressive take on the haunting corners of Americana music.” - 4 stars, The Music
Joshua Seymour is a storyteller, an interpreter, and can captivate an audience in any situation. Having spent the last six months touring and putting together a stellar band, Seymour is set to launch the second single from his album, the bitter sweet “nothing to me now” His debut L.P Rope Tied Hope, recorded in Argyle, Texas, see’s him put his own Australian spin on Americana. Drawing from personal experiences, sometimes hilarious, often poignant fictional accounts, he brings an honesty and frankness to his songs. His distinctive, enigmatic vocal style and unique take on finger picking on both Guitar and Mandolin should see this burgeoning talent considered one of Australia’s most exciting songwriters.
MATT GREEN: Having spent most the year touring with other artists both here and abroad, Green is looking forward to getting out front and playing his new songs live, before he heads into the studio to record his debut album. With Matt usually lending his signature guitar sound to some of Melbourne’s finest, it’s a rarity to here him sing his original soulful melody’s in person.