Chandra Moon is a Bristol, UK based artist. She’s recorded two highly acclaimed albums and performs live regularly in Bristol and occasionally at other venues and festivals. Hard to place in a specific genre, her work varies from acoustic, rock to folk to reggae with some ambient tracks and electronica thrown in!
Her live band features Paddy Uglow, multi instrumentalist and backing vocalist as well as the wonderful Jimi Can on percussion with occasional appearances of other guest musicians playing special instruments! Many of her songs originate from African drum rhythms which she's studied and enjoyed for many years.
Both her albums – Full Circle and At The Healing Tree were recorded and produced by Richard Bloom at Chapel Studios in Bristol. The albums feature some extremely talented musicians are available on iTunes or direct from CDbaby.
She also launched two stations here: Over The Moon where she's adding all sorts of tracks that she personally likes and Airspace for ambient and chillout music.
....."Intelligent, beautifully crafted songs"- Bristol Venue
....."It's good stuff and should go down really well in the acoustic music scene happening in Bristol currently........A fine album" Gary Smith - Bristol Uncovered BBC Radio Bristol.
....."Soulful, melodic and chilled, Chandra Moon's album 'Full Circle' rests on slick, uncluttered production boasting some enchanting vocals backed by dreamy strings, classical guitar, double bass and woodwind....
...."If you like KD Lang, Ryan Adams or Morcheeba, this may well be an album for you" - Bristol Rocks.
This is one of my favourite songs to play live and is about the things we can do in dreams or when the soul is freed from the physical constraints of our bodies. Thanks to Paddy Uglow for the video - hope you enjoy!
As it's Halloween coming up I thought I'd move this weird and spooky song up my playlist. It is about the awful tricks your own mind plays at night to keep you awake! Hope you like the video Paddy and I made for the album launch!
Before You Were Born
This is a crazy reggae song about taking LSD in the seventies - I'm not recommending it - quite the opposite but I don't regret it! You'll find this track on my album At The Healing Tree or individually on iTunes. Hope you like the video!
People of This Earth
I wrote this song about peace and equality - in these times of war and strife it seems the only way to counter war is for people to recognise their sameness rather than our difference and find peace in themselves.
Strip It Down
This is a dance song recorded today with Paddy Uglows on keys and electronics and recording and me on guitar, vocals and composition.
Sing A Song Of All Our Nations
This is a very rough demo of a track I'd like to record properly. It's about the madness of war inspired by the situation in Syria.
Haven't Known You Very Long
This song has suddenly gone up to #1 (Jan 2014) in genre after all this time! Nice one - thanks for listening everyone.
Can't Touch The Sky
This song was #1 Song on Folk/Acoustic/Americana New Songs Chart for several months and 1st in all genres for some time. It remains my most popular tune and I love playing it live. The guitar picking for this song is inspired by an African drum rhythm which got stuck in my head and developed into this track.
I wrote this song after the Boxing Day Tsunami 2004. The more recent events in Japan brought all the memories back again. It's the title track of my first album. Here's a You Tube video of a recent live performance of the song.
A Travelling Man (Very rough acoustic demo)
I wrote this song about a dear friend who passed away last year.
At The Healing Tree
I wrote this song after an amazing hopi ear candle session - it speaks of childhood memories, ghosts and Africa. It is the title track of my second album. I hope you enjoy it.
Rain, Rain It Poureth Down!
This song was inspired by a West African rhythm which is similar to a lot of folk music. The time signature is 7/8 but feels more like 12/8 as it's all in triplets! I wrote the lyrics in 2007 after terrible floods in the UK and devastating floods in Kenya. Although the tune seems happy, the message is serious.I was delighted that Jo May agreed to play the bodhran and spoons on this track with Paddy Uglow on the fiddle. It reached #1 in all genres here for several weeks! Mastered version.
Sit Here Dreaming
The cries of seagulls which I've tried to emulate in the instrumental break was what inspired me to write this tune.... did well in the blues chart here at IAC.
Through The Fingers Of Your Hand
This is a new recording of this song about losing your creative flow, feeling time is passing uselessly instead of creatively. A phase I went through when I tried living in the countryside. Mastered version.
No Friend Of Mine
This is a song I wrote in 2008 about a very good of friend of mine who suddenly turned on me for reasons unknown. We've never reconciled and I still don't know why. Mastered version March 2013.
Clear As A Dream
A dreamy song to chill to - about fond memories of love and friendships old and was #1 in genre (Ambient) for about six months in 2011!
I wrote this song on a visit to Australia to see my spiritual teacher
Five Years Ago
This is my most bluesy track - about not letting go of a relationship you know should be over by now! Mastered version March 2013.
This song is about somehow overcoming your fear and just going for it!
When It Ends
Trying to stay as friends after a relationship has finished. Enjoy Richard Bloom's great guitar solo in the instrumental break! This one was on the KIAC Hitline for several months and is now climbing the charts - Thanks!
Twice A Year
This song is about only seeing your father twice a year as a child - it's not really a sad song but people always think it is!
Over So Quick
A song about the speed life is whizzing past!!
I thought you might be interested in this - It's an improvisation based on a traditional Kora tune featuring Moriba Kuyarteh on Kora and Chandra Moon on flute. It was recorded in February 2016 in Gambia.
This was one of my earliest songs which didn't get recorded on the first album. Hope you enjoy this new mix.
I wrote this simple love song about my lovely man. Hope you like the new video by Creative Media recorded in my house!
A song of retribution by a woman on a man - a completely true story - I really did burn his rocking horse!
6/11/2016 12:21:23 PM
Yo Chandra, A most hip thank you.
Tony Roc Adamo
5/27/2016 8:44:49 PM
I would like to put Evermore in my set list for my veterans project.
Can you send me a copy? Or I can buy it if you prefer.
I have Hightail or send an MP3 to Dflock@Outlook.com.
4/27/2016 10:19:36 AM
The Moon light is in your music. It shines on me, Thanks.
All the best.
12/30/2015 10:41:13 PM
Congrats on your Golden Kayak nomination Chandra. your music is so expressive, and lyrics always so compelling and well written. all the best to you, good luck from bryon
11/14/2015 12:53:03 PM
love to do something together
11/7/2015 1:04:07 PM
Thanks you Songwriter for such outstanding music, I dig it all! Always best wishes along life's Journey.
10/6/2015 8:35:47 AM
I have left a couple of messages for you - one here in PM on IMP and one on another web site where both you and I are members. My guess is you are so busy making beautiful music that checking for messages is not always high on your list of things to do each day.
In any event, I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for your purchase of my song "What Difference Will It Make". Thank you very much.
All the best on your upcoming trip to Oz and for your valued contribution to the music scene here at IMP.
9/29/2015 5:02:37 PM
Really love ur new song how you have progressed is amazing .Wish you all the best
12/6/2014 10:28:20 AM
Chandra, I've been a long time fan of pure appreciation for your outstanding talent. "Can't touch the Sun" is such a great composition. One of many! You have my heart and I wish you all the best always.
4/24/2014 8:23:40 PM
Yes I really liked Full Circle Chandra - hypnotic with some great changes in it. Living in a regional area with poor reception, I'm still lacking a home internet connection that works for multimedia streaming so I can only get little snippets here and there of the work of other artists at this site when at friends places etc. Which is a big shame as I like what I hear when I do. Also, thank you for supporting my music here with adds to your stations. Keep on creating! xCary
11/13/2013 3:03:32 PM
a genuine pleasure to listen to your songs.
11/5/2013 4:06:33 PM
Chandra, I've been spending time on this page. I'm really enjoying your music.
"Easy" Reminds me of Mike Oldfield, can't recall which album. Good luck with your new release. Cheers.
9/5/2013 2:33:59 PM
Hi there, i never know when I answer your comments on my own page, if you actually get them so to be sure... thanks for the awesome words of encouragement xxx
7/14/2013 12:44:17 AM
Hi Chandra, thanks for the visit :)
How's it going me dear? :)
6/3/2012 12:26:40 AM
Hello Chandra, loved the music I've heard so far on this page. Really liked full circle and rocking horse - really awesome retro sound to full circle, my fave so far. I find it very evocative. Will get back to hear more soon. Really liking your vocals on the tracks I've heard so far by the way. Keep it up, it's all worth it :) Cary
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