“The Globe Trotting Troubadours of Genre Hopping Cosmic Electronica"
Originally formed in Australia, Loonaloop have been very active on the international club and festival circuit since early 2003, performing at many of the largest festivals around, including Glastonbury (UK), Dance Valley (NL), Big Day Out (AUS), Rock for People (CZ), also headline spots at numerous festivals across Europe, The Big Green Gathering (UK), Blijfestijn (NL), Global Beat (PL) Knochengorroch festival (Scotland), and The World Body Painting Festival in Austria, to name a few.
Best described as a live electro/organic dance band, loonaloop's distinctive sound is driven by a combination of traditional instruments, Drums, Didgeridoo, Violin, Vocals fused with contemporary programming, synths, samples, loops.The music is an excursion into the various styles of modern electronic music, ranging from drum & bass, psy trance, dub and gypsy/world house. and they are very well known for their intoxicating high energy live performances. As quoted by Mixmag U.K “Mesmerizing!... this crew are a unique and powerful act, with a profound ability to seduce and transport the audience, and get the dance floor totally rocking!”
Since completing their debut album in 2003, “Cleared 4 Take Off”, the band have toured Australia, Europe and the UK consistently for the past 14 years. In 2005 the band completed their second album, “Images of Flying” and followed it up with a European tour, including a spot on the main dance stage at Glastonbury Festival.
2009, saw the release of their third CD "Skipping Stones", backed up with another European and Australian tour. In this release the band was ranked in the top 5 dance artists, in the OZ music awards 2010 for their title track "Skipping Stones" and their track, "Only human" was voted 13th on the Australian internet radio favorites for 2010.
"Life Aint TV" the bands 4th CD, was released in 2012, followed up by their latest release "Down the Rabbit Hole" in 2018, the bands best work to date, consisting of all of their favourite distinct organic electro sounds.
Loonaloop’s line up is:
Shiney Lefai - Vocals /synth
Andrew Byrnes - Drums/programming
Jay Hoad - Didgeridoo
Jacinta Simmons - Violin/Keys
Loonaloop Loonaloop at The Winchester Bournemouth U.K " Going Loopy" Aus live dance act “Loonaloop” provided a night of Beat- filled entertainment with a set including hints of Drum n Bass, Dub, trance, electro & even a touch of folk.
Their infectious energy & enthusiasm shone through from the first beat of the drums.
A plethora of instruments shared the stage space, violin, drums ,percussion,synths & didj
A Drum n Bass punch with some haunting strings kicked off their set along with some smooth vocals from Shiney Lefai who was definitely a stage live wire.
A Faithless-esque dance track followed on making the room want to reach for the lasers while Shiney controlled the keys in the style of sister bliss
The eclectic mix of music continued with a track called Only Human, a reggae tinted tune from their 2009 album “Skipping Stones” their third album since forming in 2003.
The bands ability to switch between genres meant that no two songs sounded the same and a ever increasing large crowd lapped it up!
The bands love of music & their individual as well as collective talents were easy to see and felt through the room. With their U.K section of their European Tour ending soon they are definitely an act worth chasing.
Bio in French
LOONALOOP est un collectif musical qui compte 5 à 8 musiciens. D'abord créer en Australie le groupe est actif sur le circuit des festivals internationaux depuis 2003 et à depuis joué dans de nombreux festivals et "clubs" a travers le monde, avec des apparitions dans les meilleurs évènement mondiaux tel Glastonbury (UK) plus de 4 fois, Beach Bop (NL), Dance Valley and Lowland (NL), Love Planet (CZ), Big Day Out (AUS) ainsi que beaucoup d'autres festivals culturel et de "Dance party's".
Le mieux décrit comme un "Organic Dance" collectif, la music de loonaloop est une excusion dans les differents styles et genres de musique électronique moderne, en s'appuyant sur des influences allant du dub, drum&bass, tribal dance et gypsy/tribal house.
LOONALOOP est bien connu pour ses performances super énergétiques. Ainsi décrit par Mixmag U.K "Hyphotisant!... Ce "crew" présente un show unique et puissant, capable de séduire et de transporter un public, de faire basculer une piste de danse!..."Mixmag U.K
Le son particulier à Loonaloop provient de la combinaison d'instruments traditionnel avec la MAO contemporaine, des synthétiseurs et des samples. La performance "live" inclue la batterie, les percussions, la bass, les voix, le violon, le didgeridoo et le humanbeatbox.
Membres du groupe:
Shiney Lefai - vocals /synth... Australia
Andrew Byrnes - drums/programming... Australia
Jacinta Simons - Violin/Keys...Australia
Jay Hoad - Didgeridoo...Austria