Anthony: I met Andrew when I was almost 3 in a hospital in Berkeley. I met Dice while working on “Lolpera” in 2011, and in 2012, I met Ternell.
Andrew: I met Daysmel and Ternell while performing an absurdist play called “Christmas at the Ivanovs.” Anthony was my first roommate as a 2 year old.
Treebadger: How did you decide on your name?
Anthony: My son Orion was reciting a nursery rhyme from school called “Mr. Moonshadow”, we loved the idea.
aMiniMoore: Digging the sound fellas, who are some of your influences?
Anthony: The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Muse, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Of Montreal
Andrew: My influences are Bjork, Mike Patton, Radiohead, ABBA, and David Bowie.
Daysmel: Opeth, Dungen, King Crimson, Miles Davis
Anthony: Tomato soup is my stand by, however some French onion soup really hits the spot.
Andrew: My favorite soup is butternut squash soup.
Daysmel: Pho or my mom’s noodle soup.
Anthony: I write from my heart, so most of my melodies and lyrics come from my feelings about what is going on around me. I get much of my inspiration from my human experiences.
Andrew: My songs come from the internal rhymes of my body. I hear melodies and beats in my head. Does that make me crazy?
G & S: What do you geek out about?
Anthony: Nintendo, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad. Most recently I started watch The 7 Deadly Sins, an anime on Netflix based off of a manga. It has some really fantastic story telling.
Andrew: I geek out about Clive Barker and Zelda.
Daysmel: RPGs. I’m currently loving The Witcher 3 and I am dying for Fallout 4! I also work at an aquarium and am fascinated by marine life. Also Arrested Development.
Anthony: One of my favorite sets we’ve ever played, the interaction with the G&S subscribers was amazing. The crew was top notch and knowledgeable and we even got to play Rock Band with the crew. (They were way better than us.)
Andrew: It was freaking awesome! I’m really proud to have been a part of the show. I want to live at the studio.
To purchase music from Mr. Moonshine please visit them on iTunes or Bandcamp. You can also follow them @MrMoonshineBand on Twitter and Instagram and check out their website for upcoming shows and news about the band.
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About the Writers:
Judy and Jody Timmerman have been avid promoters of the Southern California music scene for more than 20 years. They are both members of the Long Beach Music Council and nurture local musicians through their various music endeavors including the Rebirth of Rock radio show, Songwriters Unplugged event and Live Rock Gig Music Blog. They have been booking music guest for the Geek and Sundry Twitch.TV channel since March of 2015.