Kangaroo Moon is a psyche-celtic folk fusion ensemble formed in 1988 and currently based in Glastonbury, UK.
Mark Robson, Matt Ledgar, David Williams and Elliet Mackrell were the originators, with different lineups over the years and Robson being the only constant member
GUITARISTS: Jerry Bewley, Steve Berry (down under)
BOUZOUKI/MANDOLIN/GUITAR: Longtime Kanga Dave Williams – also in Agitfolk band Seize The Day
BASS: Maurice Cernigoi (down under), ex- Seize The Dayer Nick Marshall (up over)
VIOLIN: the incomparable Elliet Mackrell
DRUMS: Ian Campbell, ex Doctor Didg sticksman; Rick Cole – the most distinguishly coiffeured member of the band – ever, played on 2003’s Europe tour, and in Australia ’04; Matt Ledgar – the fairy god drummer has moved on, but did come back to play with the band in Oz ’04; Greg Sheehan – awesome Aussie Percussionist
With such a dynamic pool of musicians to call on, Kangaroo Moon’s musical spectrum widened to include electro psychedelic funk, ethno celto folk and everything in.
Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance.
Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with .They’ve played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound. Well-traveled, with extensive touring in Australia and Europe, the band has played Glastonbury and Womad several times, as well as Phoenix, Guildford, Mistelbach(Austria)Sfinks(Belgium) Oerol(Netherlands)Maleny & the National Folk(Oz).
The Band have recorded many albums since their roots in 1988, Mark ,Matt, David Williams and Elliet Mackrell being the originators, the sound has grown with their experience, striving for originality in a business thriving with talent. The sheer commitment and skill involved in wooeing an audience to fly. Inspiring and evocative, the celtic-aboriginal /aussie roots meet in rhythm with the spiralling speeds of our millenial inheritance.
The band are augmented on a less regular basis by a host of colourful characters. including Thom the World Poet, Tim Wheater ‘the mystic flute’, formerly of the Eurythmics, Fred Hood, former drummer of the Pretenders and now in Moodswings, along with Northumbrian pipes players, belly dancers, drummers and members of the audience.
Apart from playing live and recording, Kangaroo Moon also spread their music through a workshop that can be adapted to suit children, adults or a combination of both, introducing people to the inspiring effects of rhythm, movement and melody.