April Moon wax lyrical on new album

Jason Moon and Jaime April are April Moon.
Jason Moon and Jaime April are April Moon.
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Canadian two-piece April Moon will be back on the Fylde coast this weekend – fresh from recording their first full-length album.

The duo, Jaime April and Jason Moon, who have made the North West their home, are looking forward to the return, at Cleveleys Working Men’s Club from 9pm with the full band on Friday, and at Blackpool Genting Casino on Saturday, from 9pm, this time as a duo.

They initially performed in their native north Canada as band Magic Trees, with their spouses, and travelled to play the North West of England.

But the band – and the marriages – broke up, and the duo decided to return to the UK and are based in Southport.

Jaime said: “We have just finished and released our first, full-length album called The Sun, the Moon and the Truth, which was written and recorded in Southport.

“We will be playing songs from the album and selling copies at all of our upcoming local gigs.

“Many of the songs are about our recent experiences and the area we now call home.

“The sound of the album has been described as ‘Grateful Dead meets Fleetwood Mac’, which probably fits, given the folk-rock nature of many of the songs on the record, combined with the pop sensibility, tight harmonies, and blues undertones.

“Special album guests include Blackpool’s Thom Farrell on banjo and Southport’s Adrian Gautrey on pedal steel.”