Every so often, a random musician plays in Upstate New York that scratches heads. One might ask, “Isn’t this guy bigger than playing a small venue for free?” or “How did they get these guys here?” – this can be said for The Lumineers playing a free show at Upstate Concert Hall in December, or Spanish DJ Danny Avila, who will be headlining Coachella and Ultra Music Festivals, playing The Westcott Theater on February 4th. Upstate New York being so accessible to New York City, it’s easy for acts to stretch out and get to the smaller locales and venues, and for that, Upstate New York is truly blessed.
For your consideration, another ‘Wow, HE’S playing up here?!’ is heading to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy pm on Friday, February 15th. New Zealand-born and London-based singer Willy Moon. This is a free show that is part of the WEQX Miller Lite Concert Series. The show will start at 10pm. Get there early and eat some GREAT Bar-B-Que!
Now, you may be wondering, “Who the hell is Willy Moon?” Well, you have probably heard one of his songs from a recent iPod ‘Bounce’ commercial. With just a few songs under his belt, his first album comes out later this year, aptly titled Here’s Willy Moon. He has a couple other tunes, particularly his debut “I Wanna be Your Man” and “Yeah, Yeah”. Willy sounds like he has a little Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis influences in his music, plus some slick footwork based on his moves in the videos below. Check them out below and don’t miss this treat at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on February 15th
Willy Moon’s first single – “I Wanna Be Your Man”
One of those ‘stick in your head all day tunes, in a good way’ – “Yeah Yeah”