Mechanical Moon performs songs based on the beautiful, haunting and under-appreciated poems of Elizabeth Bishop. The band is: Erica Jarnes (voice), Moss Freed (guitar), Richard Norris (piano), Ben Reed (bass) and Dan Paton (drums). We have played at the Vortex Jazz Bar, the Southbank Centre, Kings Place and London’s Rich Mix.
Mechanical Moon is available to perform in the UK and Europe. For festival audiences I can also offer a song-writing/sharing workshop for adults or children based on my experience of working with Elizabeth Bishop’s poems. For bookings and enquiries, please use the form on the Contact page.
‘Erica Jarnes delivering the poetry with passion (and occasionally props) with a Joni Mitchell air, the music driven forwards by the strongly characterful drumming of Dan Paton…’ LondonJazz
‘Led by the clear and powerful vocals of Erica Jarnes, Mechanical Moon play an inventive synthesis of jazz, folk and soul that brings out the drama and emotional impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s poems brilliantly. An ingenious musical setting for poetry.’ Tom Chivers, Penned in the Margins