The 70’s might be over but Moonfighter is keeping the heavy bluesy rock sound alive.
The band, made up of John Todd Erwin on bass and vocals, Rich Miele on the guitar and Mike Bennett on drums, knew they had something special right from the off. “Really right after the first jam was when I wanted to get something going” Mike remembers. Jamming is so important to Moonfighter, they’re all fans of the jamming 70’s bands. “I love hearing bands like Cream or The Allman Brothers that would have a core song that normally would be say 2-3 minutes, but live just blow it up into a 10 minute plus jam, it’s more of an experience than anything”
Moonfighter has only played 1 official show so far and a few house parties with a second gig planned in the new year. When asked about any future releases Mike mused “I personally would like to put out a record, but it’s a group decision. We are our own worst critics and don’t want to put out anything we’re not happy with”
With his 2 previous bands splitting when they seemed to be going well one has to wonder how Mike keeps going. “At this point it’s just what you do. No one’s looking for fame and stardom. I personally have never been able to write stuff that I don’t care about just to have a hit or sell records. We write and play what we like and hopefully other people dig it too. Otherwise you might as well be in a cover band playing 3 Doors Down or Nickleback songs”
Written by Dan Harlond