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Beats and blues mix new with the old

Heymoonshaker have found success on YouTube

Beatbox blues? Music like you’ve never heard it at The Moon Club

Heymoonshaker have found success on YouTube

Heymoonshaker have been remarkably successful for an unsigned band. Image credit Stephanie Durbic

Howling vocals, blues guitar and beatboxing: not your usual musical combination, but British band Heymoonshaker are making waves with this very formula.

The band – comprising beatboxer Dave Crowe and guitarist Andy Balcon – play at The Moon Club on 18 December on the back of phenomenal YouTube success and glowing reviews, described as “dazzling” by Rolling Stone France and “intoxicating” by Retox Magazine.

Indeed, they first gained attention on the video sharing website, with their most popular video amassing close to 16 million views. This brought considerable interest their way, leading to a spate of festival appearances across the UK and Europe – including Glastonbury – and has seen them build a considerable following in France.

And the band, which describes itself as “beatbox blues rock, heavy drops and a visual pleasure,” looks to have a brighter future.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehSAUTqjRs[/youtube]

Watch Heymoonshaker performing on Brick Lane, London

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