Dubbed “Mesmerising” by Mel B of the Spice Girls, “Visually and Artistically Beautiful” by Rush, and “Fresh New Talent” by Vintage TV, this is the story of two sisters who began singing together as toddlers at National Bluegrass Festivals alongside musical parents – their father performed with Dolly Parton while mother, Kathy wrote the song Kaleidoscopes – which became a song of much importance further down the line… Mary‐Anne’s own songs ‘Solitary Confinement’ and ‘Scenario’ were remixed by Dutch Producer; Marco V in 2009, reaching the top ten dance chart through Radio 1 air-play, while Laura performed worldwide onboard Luxury Cruise Ships, yachts, for hotels and was a guest vocalist at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Combining early folk festival influences with the urban, contemporary styles of today, ‘Mia and the Moon’ officially launched in 2012 and have honed a distinctive, gospel sound, reaching out to people of all ages with timeless musical style.
Through performances on XFactor, ITV, BBC Introducing, Radio 1, Ministry of Sound, National Retail Awards (alongside Myleene Klass), Caffe Nero and a National Acoustic Tour, Mia and the Moon are avid ambassadors for animal rights and have helped raise thousands of pounds for the charities including the ‘International Animal Rescue, RSPCA, PDSA, Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Wildlife Trust. The original prints from the ‘Fall Awake’ sleeve artwork were auctioned during the album launch party with all proceeds donated to Donkey Charity ‘Spana’ this year, and in publicizing these efforts, Laura and Mary-Anne hope to inspire their friends and fans to support animal charities and organisations. (Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/xJSg9).
Nominated for best Folk/Country Act at the Unsigned Music Awards, Mia and the Moon’s debut album ‘Fall Awake’ was described as ‘Astonishing vocals over superb production’ by Acoustic Magazine, with the track listing including: Moments: Nominated for a ‘SAFTA’ in South Africa as part of the sound design for ‘Alison’ // Midnight in London: Soundtrack for Ellen’s World London Documentary // Seldom See ya: BBC Introducing repeat playlist // Fall Awake: Sound track to Independent Film ‘Dark Matter and Snow, which is the first song Mia and the Moon recorded.
Recording began at the start of 2018 for a second studio album which sees the sisters arranging vocal parts for a 10x person back up choir and introducing a full back line to the live show!
“Favourite Album Reviewed This Year” Music in Time
“Harmonies You Just Don’t Hear Anymore” The Music Press
“Stand Out Track on my iTunes” The Monograph
“Songs that Light Up Your Day” BBC Nottingham
“You Can Feel the Gospel Coming Through” Radio Cardiff
“One of the Best in Leicester” Cookie Jar, Leicester
“Power of a Five Part Choir!” Gary Barlow
“World Class” Marbella International Arts
“Supreme Vocals and Song Writing” Dusty Pop Promotions
“Both, Musically and Visually Artistic” RUSH (band)
“Midnight in London is Just Great!” Half Moon Run (band)
“Girls Walk Away from XFactor” The Mirror