Presented by Indie Week
INDIE WEEK AWARDS + FINALS + MOON TAN
722 College St. W
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 1C5
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
Energetic. Funky. Progressive. Vintage. Rock n' Roll. These are a just few elements that have forged together to create a unique yet very familiar sound, one that is cleverly harnessed by Winnipeg's newest power trio known as Moon Tan.
Initially drawn together as a cover band, it wasn't long before the group discovered their natural talent for creating catchy melodies and grooves. The trio –consisting of drummer Nicholas Kula, Guitarist Brady Mitchell and Bassist Adrian Dyer– soon amassed a large catalogue of instrumental material, but this music demanded a voice. After hunting throughout the city in search of a front man, Adrian decided to take the torch and undergo vigorous vocal training. The group hasn't looked back since.
Very active in Winnipeg's nightlife scene, Moon Tan never fails to turn heads during their dynamic live performances. What truly makes this sound unique is the technical expertise intertwined in their eclectic and electric sets. With funky, driving bass lines that lift you from your seats, beastly-intricate drum beats that draw you to the dance floor, piercing vocals and soaring-melodic guitar licks cleverly woven into the mix, this power trio packs a punch. "We enjoy dabbling in unconventional time signatures while still maintaining a common sound ground with our audience," says front man Adrian Dyer. "Whether you're into dance tunes or math rock, we'll have a little something to catch your ear." This is evident on Moon Tan's track "Medieval Dance", which lures you in as it transforms from a dance pop number into a psychedelic, jazzy breakdown, and then ties back neatly together at the end.