In 2012 the moonflowers were fairly active and performed at
The Exchange in Bristol
Two days at The Cube in bristol introducing their play “The Life and Death of Life and Death” and playing a live set after each.
Its a Psychedelic Theatre Musical show for all the family written by Sean Sonik Ray O’Neill during the past 89 years.
The Legendary Moonflowers present their 21st century psychedelic musical: The Life and Death of Life and Death – A Love Story.
A multidimensional event including acting puppets, projections and live music from the Moonflowers.
This event to place over two days saturday 1st dec afternoon 12 – 5pm free workshop for human children and adults
8pm – 11 – opening night performance £10/ £8 concessions or advance sunday 2nd dec 3 – 5 pm matinee performance £8/£6 concessions or advance
Plot teaser: Awaken and celebrate the joys and despairs of eggsistance; Undertake a journey of life and death with the soundtrack to birth; Play where lovers meet and the lost grieve, holding hands betwixt your own tears of joy and sadness to be tenderly and safely delivered into the rest of your life stronger and kinder.
A bolstered lineup struggled through 2 hours of solid performance whilst singer Sean gave a conceptual award ceremony between the songs – many of which had never been heard before by surprised diehard fans (especially the slow tunes which seemed to go on for about 100 years). After an hour (of the by now bare-chested) crowd chanting “Get Higher” the band acquiesced and did storming versions of that, Tighten Up and um… some of their other smash-hits from the 90s.
The emotionally windswept night was garnished with a blazing rendition of John Lennons Imagine, the entire audience on their feet and singing the chorus “..and the world will be as One One One One One One” – it’s the date you see.
More fun to be had in 2012 from the lads who are BACK
here a press release:
The band were famous in the 1990s for their psychedelic, sometimes naked shows and were beloved by their cult following. They also managed 5 albums before they dissapeared in rural france in the late ’90s which have stood the test of time where many have fallen by the wayside.
These albums are available digitally for the first time this year on Disco-Ordination records. And the band are releasing two compilation CDs this year: Having Fun With The Moonflowers – contains 12 their favourite hits and party tunes. Available from July 18. A great summer compilation.
Out to Space – perhaps a more Autumnal offering features 12 of their spacier and more cosmic sides. Available from 1st September. Here’s the track-list:
1 There We Will Find the Sun
2 Shake It Together
3 Connotation Vibration
4 Colours and Sounds
5 The Winkstress
6 Planet Dodo
7 Too Much Love
10 Morning Pipe
12 The River Is Flowing
The Moonflowers reconvened on the 11/11/11 (ending the show with a triumphant version of John Lennons Imagine “and the world will be as one, one, one ,one ,one, one. One”). The band had such fun they decided to do it again this year. Let the fun continue!
Welcome to the internet presence of The Moonflowers, feel free to nose around and give us some aecdotal evidence of something happening somewhere. By the way most of this is written by Jesse but needn’t be, do embellish and correct wherever possible. j nov 2011