It's time for BEER FEST again!
Beer Fest feat The Blue Moonies Biography
...ahh, The Blue Moonies. Where to begin? First of all one would have to say that they are all deeply, deeply in love with music. It is all day every day. Waking and sleeping. When using that as your starting point, it seems almost inevitable that they would meet up and start a band. All have studied music at the college level and are currently either full-time or part-time music teachers (check out the School of Rock, it does amazing things). It was actually at the Vista, CA branch that they came together unknowingly on a blue moon to pick their name and start their journey.The first months were intensive. Three rehearsals a week. No covers. The goal was set to play a forty-five minute original music showcase at Dream Street Live in Ocean Beach. With that under their collective belt, they were thrust into a two-hour set with only an hour-and a half of material. No one came, so repeating songs was just good practice. So in June of 2010 only months after forming, they went into the studio (really just Tom brought his computer to Rock School) to live track their debut album. Nine songs in two days. Pheww! A full year later overdubs and mixing were complete and it was off to The Resonation Room in Escondido, CA to be mastered by the extraordinary Aaron Bagley. Although recorded digitally, it is all vintage keyboards and tube amps. The motto of the band has always been: "if you don't like this song, just wait five minutes. Something's coming down the pipe just for you."The Blue Moonies are currently pommelling audiences with the vocals and keys of Jody Bagley, the vocals and guitar of Tom Mitchell, the vocals and bass of Jason Simmons, and the drums and artwork of Tristan Faulk-Webster. Check us out on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and www.thebluemoonies.com. Or get invited to the next Grandview party....