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MoonMot ‘Going Down The Well’ European Tour 2020

This Spring, the Swiss/UK collaborative sextet MoonMot will tour in Europe to mark the release of their album ‘Going Down The Well’, out on 14th February on Swiss label Unit Records. LUME’s Dee Byrne worked with MoonMot trombonist Simon Petermann to book the dates, and the result is a fantastic twelve date tour:

17 FebruaryNQ Jazz, Manchester
18 FebruaryThe Vortex, London | buy tickets
19 FebruaryThe Lescar, Sheffield
20 FebruaryFUSE Art Space, Bradford
21 February  – The Bebop Club, Bristol
1 MarchLiverpool International Jazz Festival | buy tickets
8 March –  Metropol, Arnhem (NL)
9 March – Hot Club, Gent (BE)
10 March – Amsterdam (NL)
12 March – Off Bar, Basel (CH)
13 March – BeJazz, Bern (CH)
14 March – Kiste, Stuttgart (DE)

MoonMot brings together Swiss musicians Simon Petermann (trombone/electronics) and Oli Kuster (Fender Rhodes/electronics) with LUME’s Dee Byrne (alto saxophone/electronics), Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone), Johnny Hunter (drums) and Seth Bennett (double bass).

The ensemble emerged at the 10th edition of the Jazzwerkstatt Bern festival in 2017, when LUME were invited to perform as part of a CH/UK collaborative project. As artist-run platforms for improvised and original music, LUME and Jazzwerkstatt Bern share a lot of common ground, including a focus on the creation of new work and new ensembles. After the initial concert in Bern, LUME organised the return leg of the exchange: a slot supporting The Thing at London Jazz Festival 2017. In March 2019 under its new name MoonMot, the sextet reconvened for a six date Swiss tour including a performance at the BeJazz Transnational competition in Bern. While on tour they recorded ‘Going Down The Well’, showcasing compositions from all six band members.

You can pre-order the album from Bandcamp now, on LP, CD and digital download. See you on tour!