“Can’t believe I was in the presence of Moonchild” - ?uestlove
“The Magnificent Moonchild… Good Work” – Gilles Peterson
“Y’all Rock” – Robert Glasper
“Love!” –Jill Scott
“Music’s brightest stars”– Okayplayer
“Moonchild has been delighting listeners and earning well-deserved praise from their peers
since they stepped on the scene” – SoulBounce
“Yet another stellar piece”– Saint Heron
“Dreamy neo-soul” – KCRW
“Voyager feels lush and robust, the sound of a band fully comfortable in its lane.” –Bandcamp
“Space-age neo-soul loveliness...Delicious!” – 4 STARS – The Evening Standard
Moonchild are LA-based multi-instrumentalists Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson. In May 2017, Moonchild released their highly-anticipated album ‘Voyager’ which pioneered a unique blend of soul and new-school jazz and was fronted by the standout debut single “Cure”. Praise for the group has continued to grow with over 50M+ streams and vocal support across KCRW, BBC 1XTRA, BBC 6Music and NTS; a video premiere for the cinematic “Cure” with The Fader, an upfront stream of the sun soaked “Show The Way” via Okayplayer, and a video for The List which has exceeded 5M views. Further reviews from The Evening Standard and LA Weekly add to support for the album, as well as online praise from NPR (Best Music of 2017), The Fader, Bandcamp (who featured the album in their top 100 albums of 2017), Soulbounce, Saint Heron and Jazz FM playlisting.
In the short space of three years, Moonchild have released two acclaimed albums, and have written with, collaborated, and/or toured/performed with many notable names in the indie r&b-soul-jazz scene including The Internet, Kamasi Washington, Rapsody, 9th Wonder, Noname, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, and more. Attracting international tastemaker support from the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 Music), WHUR-DC, KCRW and LA 102.3, the band have also found themselves being praised by a host of iconic artists including Questlove, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Laura Mvula, James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Tyler, The Creator, and many more.
Since infiltrating LA’s iconic music scene, Moonchild only have positive things to say about their involvement and how it inspires them. Andris affirms that “There’s so much good music coming out of LA right now, there’s just a real creative energy surrounding the city”. Moonchild’s sound epitomizes the LA mix of intricate, progressive musicality with the classic laid-back and blissful sound with which the West Coast has been associated across the decades.
In 2018 and in support of Voyager, the band has toured extensively to sold out shows across the USA, Europe, and Asia.