The Moonzie Allstars are based in Fife where they have just recorded and released their debut album “Hypnagogic ”. The band performs an energetic mix of rogue folk, blues and rock; centred on bagpipe and whistle tunes and interwoven with West African, Arabic, Cuban, and Ska rhythms with a sound that you can’t help but dance to.

Likened to Moving Hearts and Afro-Celts, the band were one of the highlights at the Isle of Eigg anniversary festival 2010 and are fast gaining a reputation for inventive music and exciting live shows. Previous gigs include the Big Tent Festival, Traquair Fair, Yellow on the Broom, Ronneby Folk Fest in Sweden and Montrose Festival.

The Moonzie Allstars are David Adam on Pipes & Flutes, Graham Dickson on Bass & Guitar, Geoff Stevenson on Vocals, Guitar & Bouzouki and Johnny Beaver on Percussion & Drums.

What others have said:

The musicianship is outstanding and the production flawless. Overt Eastern and jazz influences bubble up and vie for space with potential movie scores; there are delights galore in the more traditional celtic vein.

R2 Magazine

I'm assuming there's a wee place in the Kingdom of Fife called Moonzie, where these guys get together. Seems reasonable, given what I know of Fife. This would also explain the slightly unstable mix of mirth and music on Hypnagogic: a whiff or two of the old lino factory, a nostalgic hankering after Lochgelly days, or perhaps an ill-advised dip in the murky waters around Elie? Whatever the cause, this CD positively radiates long-haired joyful abandon: a mixture of Ska, Reggae, Ceilidh, Soca, Cajun and Craic. In short, party music with a Scottish edge - a sort of acoustic Keltik Elektrik.

FolkWorld

“It is impossible to watch this band live and not want to dance, join in and find out where they are playing next.”

The Big Tent Festival, Falkland 2009

“The Moonzie Allstars' fiery Afro-Celt fusion will have the place jumping with their inventive music, great playing and audience rapport.”

Brechin Advertiser April 27th 2010

“There was quite a squeeze on the dance floor during the lively set. The music has moved on to another level.”

Letham Nights Review, January 10th 2011