How would you describe your music?

My songs are compositions that have as remarkable characteristic the construction of powerful riffs and beautiful vocal melodies.

In other words, it is exactly what rock or heavy metal was when it came into the world and that most bands today have forgotten (main ingredients that are riffs, melodies and weight)

Tell us about how the history of the project?

The High Moonlight project came when I was still a teenager. I always wanted to have a rock band and travel the world playing my songs, it happens that I’m in a country called Brazil and here things are not so simple for those who want to build a musical career. Much because of the corruption of the politicians that delay all the development of the country. But regardless of all this I have moved on and I am gradually managing to establish the band’s name in the underground music scene and making my songs known more and more. We already participated in compilations and played in some local radios … we are also preparing the release of our first official CD but anyone who wants can check our work on SoundCloud or YouTube.

What are you influences/ musical heroes?

My main musical influences are bands like Black Sabbath, AC / DC, Megadeth, Rainbow and Dio.

I really like guitarists with Ritchie Blackmore, Jason Becker, Ross the Boss and Tony Iommi.

What inspires you?

I feel very inspired to compose and play when I go to concerts and feel the energy that some bands pass through their songs. I leave the show with great desire to make a sound too!

Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?

Nor one neither the other. I write the lyrics when I’m quiet in my house. Just there I can concentrate to compose. I’m not improvising, so in the studio I prefer to arrive already knowing what I have to do and that’s it.

What is your favourite song to perform live?

Arcturians

What would be your dream tour to be a part of?

It would play alongside sacred rock monsters such as Dio, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Accept, Manowar, Blackmore’s Rainbow, AC / DC, Megadeth, Motorhead … But as you said “Dream Tour” would be just one dream, for many of this modest list are no longer among us.

What are you current thoughts on the music industry?

It is indeed an industry and as every industry it needs managers to touch the business forward. And who are these administrators? It is the entrepreneurs, when in fact the artist himself is the one who should have the autonomy to create his own way. There are great entrepreneurs who know how to value and respect the musician or artist, but the vast majority just want to know is to make money with things that we are forced to call music but which in the end is nothing more than a disposable product.

At the same time I see that the underground scene has grown again due to the technology in service gives music. With this, many bands have been able to independently launch their work without having to use an entrepreneur. This is our case, for example. But I understand that for a greater reach a good entrepreneur is necessary.

What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?

We have already done several shows and in one of them the crowd was very agitated and many were getting on stage to jump back in the audience, the problem is that apparently the structure of the stage was not so safe and was shaking and shaking a lot … that was tense as it seemed that the entire stage would collapse when these guys came up to jump from there.

What are your future plans?

My plans for the future are to record our first album and release it officially on both physical and digital platforms. Make a big splash and go out on tour world-wide by establishing the band High Moonlight in the heavy metal world scene.

About The Author

Always on the lookout for new music, Jo has an eclectic taste from 80's synth pop to black metal. Music creates many emotions and memories for Jo, using it as a soundtrack to her life. She en devours to absorb music, using it to inspire her creative works.

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