Saxophonists Dee Byrne and Cath Roberts have previously presented their bands Entropi and Quadraceratops at the club, and promote events in London under the name LUME. MoonMot is a UK/Swiss collaboration, formed when LUME was invited to the Jazzwerkstatt Festival in Bern, Switzerland in February 2017 and played for the first time with Bern musicians Oli Kuster [keyboards] and Simon Petermann [trombone, electronics].In 2019 MoonMot reconvened for a six date Swiss tour and recorded their debut album, featuring compositions from all the band members and due for release on Swiss label Unit Records in February 2020.
'MoonMot plays refreshingly radical jazz with a large portion of punk attitude.' - Matthieu Michel, Member of Jury at BeJazz Transnational 2019.
Dee Byrne - alto saxophone, electronics
Simon Petermann - trombone, electronics
Cath Roberts - baritone saxophone
Oli Kuster - Fender Rhodes, electronics
Seth Bennett - double bass
Johnny Hunter - drums