" a very, very good band " Alan Raw, BBC Raw Talent Show
" If reggae is your thing then The Moot cannot help but impress." Simon Butler, efestivals
The Moot are a two piece female band from Huddersfield in the UK who play an original blend of reggae, funk, rock and jamming that is guaranteed to make people move. The line up is Clare (electric guitar and vocals) and Eryl (Drums).
The pair formed initially playing acoustic music in Galloway, Scotland in 2004 and after 12 months of playing acoustic instruments they decided to go electric.
Following the success of their first gig with electric guitar and drums at the Bladnoch Distillery in Scotland August 2005, the band went in search of other human beings and moved back down to Huddersfield to focus on their music.
Since arriving in September 2005 The Moot have played over 50 gigs around the North of England including the Wimfest at the Barfly in Liverpool, the Blue Cat Cafe in Stockport and Bar 120 in Huddersfield.
In September 2006 they played to a packed tent at the Thimbleberry Music Festival in County Durham. Shortly after the festival one of their songs "Snuggle Up" was played on the BBC Raw Talent Show where they were described as " a very, very good band" by Alan Raw. The pair have taken part in an interview and played two songs in the acoustic lounge on the BBC Raw Talent show at the end of November 2006. They have also supported signed French band La Cedille in October 2006 and played on the ice rink in Huddersfield town centre on a cold winters day in December 2006.
So far The Moot have written 20 songs that they play at gigs and many of them are available for free download or CD or on their Website. Around 12 cover songs are also woven into the live set, some of them being re-worked into a reggae style.
Clare has been playing guitar for over ten years and her ability to play rhythm guitar whilst keeping a bass riff going means the band sounds fantastic as a two piece. The Moot have a unique live sound that has often been compared to that of a full band. They like to keep things simple and have a clean and uncluttered sound.
Hosting jam nights and band nights has meant Clare and Eryl have played with other musicians this year and through doing this have discovered that The Moot works best as a two piece with occaisonal guest musicians coming along to gigs.
The Moot are all about the music and having fun. Their aim is to go out and play their music, have lots of fun doing it and make people happy.
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Bob Marley & The Wailers, UB40, John Lennon, Adrian Sherwood, Abba, Chic, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Tom Dowling, Nic Greenfield, Manu Chao, Pink Floyd, Ewan Blackledge, Gomez
Members Of Band
Clare (guitar and vocals)
Eryl (drums and percussion)
we use a PC to record with running cubase and reason. I use various guitars and basses, Eryl uses a Pearl drumkit and various percussion.