Going Solo

with Tanya Ransom & Tanaya Harper

9-11pm, Wednesday 21 March

TanyaTanayaTanya Ransom weaves a musical tapestry of folk, blues, alt country with honest intelligent songwriting. Her strong and soulful voice echo’s that of the ancient Kimberley landscape in which she resides. Nominated for WAM Regional Act of the Year, 2017 has seen Tanya release her sophomore album ‘The Art of Departing’, which she is also currently touring. Working alongside fellow West Australian musician and sound engineer Dave Mann (We Two Thieves, Dave Mann Collective) and award winning sound engineer James Newhouse of Real2Reel (The Waifs, Ash Grunwald). Laden with Songs of loss and love, heartbreak and the beauty of the great southern land, this album is finding its way into the hearts of many.

Perth based grunge/pop songwriter Tanaya Harper brings her unique style songs, produced effortlessly with catchy and haunting works, filled with airy vocals and honest, unapologetic lyrics. Music from 9pm and its always free entry!


The Night Squad

RnB/Soul Jam Session

9-11pm, Thursday 22 March

The Night Squad Jam is a new hub for singers and musicians on the WA circuit and beyond, providing the foolproof mid-week hang – for music and good times lovers alike!

Imagine soul jams and pop grooves, chart classics by artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to current sensations like Anderson .Paak. We create, re-imagine and jam it all.

Shouting out to all vocalists, musicians and cheerful people of any level – we welcome you to sing and/or play (or handclap!) alongside our house band, a stew of insanely talented musicians with a diverse and flexible catalogue of songs.

We’re a nuts-and-bolts style jam session. Rock up, pick a song (anything!) and put your name on the list. Our musos are versed in many styles and whilst we pay homage to our soul/pop and jazz roots, our jam embraces all genres from hip hop and gospel to reggae and electronica.

The Moon has an awesome dinner and drinks menu for you to get amongst!



Perth Poetry Club

Where slams meet sonnets!

2-4pm, Saturday 24 March

Perth Poetry Club – Every Saturday from 2-4pm
You’re not dreaming, and you’re still in Western Australia – it really is a spoken word show every week in central Perth WA, with professional sound, in the friendly retro ambience of The Moon’s back room.

Everyone’s welcome. Come and listen. Perhaps bring a poem (your own or a favourite) to share in the open mike.

You don’t have to be a poet to enjoy this. There is nothing to join and no need to book.

Entry is free, and nobody is excluded, but we ask people to contribute according to their means so we can meet our expenses.

Open mike spots are 3 minutes, or shorter if it’s busy. We don’t reserve spots ahead of time – turn up on the day and put your name (or your cool stage name:-) on the list.

This is ‘scene central’ for WA poets and poetry fans.

See, be seen, or skulk in the corner in true Western Australian fashion.



Live Improvised Hiphop Jam

8:30-11pm, Sunday 25 March

Colab is Perth’s longest running open-mic freestyle night and falls on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. You can expect some of Perth’s best MCs to come down and present their amazing lyrical improvisations to an equally-extemporaneous band, which this month will be comprised of:

Malachi George – guitar
Brian Kruger – violin
Joe Southwell – bass
Brody Simpson – drums

They will be joined by word-rhyming people MACSHANE and Kid Dingo and word AND melody making person Shameem Taheri-Lee.

MCs, singers and musos welcome to get up and freestyle/jam – just come and introduce yourself to one of the hosts beforehand or in the set break.

As a reminder: It’s ABSOLUTELY NOT OK to be misogynist, sexist, racist, xenophobic or homophobic at Colab. We know these attitudes are sometimes hard to separate from hip hop culture, but we’re all in 2018 here. Be the example of the change we need to see.

The Moon does NOT accept bookings on Colab nights, so the rhymes are dished out on a first-come first-served basis.


Going Solo

with Shontay Snow & Aaron Gwynaire

9-11pm, Wednesday 28 March

Wednesday March 28,
Shontay Snow is a Singer/ Songwriter from Perth showcasing an alternative, melancholic/ folk sound. Starting out on the Perth music scene at just 16 years old, Snow managed to release two EPs before joining Perth Metal Outfit, Saviour. After spending the last two years writing, recording and heading out on a handful of National tours with the band, Snow is back in the studio making a brand new solo record that is set to be released in 2018. Shontay Snow starts at 9pm.

Born and raised in the UK, singer-songwriter Aaron Gwynaire moved to Australia in 2012 where he kick-started his musical career, recording his debut acoustic pop rock 6 track EP ‘Who We Are’ at Scudley Records in Bassendean. This spawned the music video for ‘Head Over Heels’ – the last track on this particular record, filmed in Fremantle Western Australia. Aaron Gwynaire has built his own recording studio / music tuition business in Mandurah, Western Australia, and has been hard at work at generating a unique sound – combining a catchy feel-good mix of atmospheric synths combined with jingle jangle / fiery electric guitar work, pumping bass and overall bright pop / soft rock tones. Aaron Gwynaire starts at 10pm

Free entry


Diger Rokwell

2 hours of instrumental beat excursions

9-11pm, Thursday 29 March

Diger Rokwell is a chameleon of the Perth creative scene. A locally adored beatsmith with a sound wholly unique to him, Diger is prolific to say the least. His music is an intercultural mix of multi instrumentation, ethnic sounds, field recordings, spoken word, heavy drums, driving bass and psyched out sonics with context and meaning. He’s the co-founder of influential local collective/label The Community Records and he’s a bit of a local legend.

He’ll also be vibing out The Moon loungeroom for 2 hours and its FREEEE!



Hi. Okay, Sorry & Spencer Arbuckle

Bleake-wave / Dark-pop

8-10pm, Sunday 1 April

Hi. Okay, Sorry will kick off April at the Moon with their bleak-wave synth explorations. They will be joined by nu-jazz dark-pop layabout Spencer Arbuckle in solo mode.


Going Solo

with The MEeck & Darshini Dee Muru

9-11pm, Wednesday 4 April

The MEeck is the Alt-folk project by Perth based, singer/songwriter Shane Khin. Shane will be brining a solo The MEeck set to the Moon on Apirl 4.

Focussing on storytelling, the lyrics are always at the forefront of any MEeck song.

Blending rock, pop and experimental into his music, the MEeck has been able to add his own flavour to the Alt-folk music scene.

Having performed with cover bands and original bands in the past, Perth based singer, songwriter Dharshini Dee Muru began to develop her own unique writing and performing style as a solo artist. Delivering originals with deep, soulful rich vocal tones telling stories of growth, independence and loves lost and found

Free entry, music starts at 9pm.


The Fix

Live Jazz on the First Thursday!

9pm-Midnight, Thursday 5 April

On the first Thursday of the month you’ll strap in and tune out with The Fix! Our house jazz band since 2004.  The first gig we ever played host to, many moons ago, grew to be a crucial part of Perth’s musical history.  All of our local greats have sailed though this jam at some point or another, and the calibre of players never ceases to amaze… Not to mention they wail out for 4 hours!

From 8-12pm – Always free


Going Solo

with Jacob Diamond

9-11pm, Wednesday 11 April

One of our faves plays The Moon loungeroom tonight!
Alt-folk oddity Jacob Diamond sings bold songs about love and death. After years in Perth’s songwriting underground, Diamond has recently emerged as one of the foremost singer-songwriters in the west, furnished with huge melodies and incisive lyrics. His intricate, genre-bent bangers take all the best bits from boxes of 60’s compilation CDs, memories of a crowded Catholic childhood, Les Miserables and one reckless detour into jazz-study. Well short of being as confused as it sounds, his work has earned him first prize in The Big Splash band competition, WAM awards for best folk act (2015) and best male vocalist (2016), the acclaimed release of EPs Chum (2015) and Um (2017) and national tours and supports. Jacob is gearing up for the release of his debut album, made with Producer Lachlan Carrick (Gotye, CW Stoneking) for release late in 2017.