An Edinburgh five-piece, Matt Norris and the Moon, perhaps surprisingly, actually features a Matt Norris, abetted by Tom MacColl, Dave Law, Helen Cookson and Dale Birrell.
As a unit, they make rousing, folk-inspired anthems, while individually, the team contribute acoustic guitar, brass, double bass, piano, fiddle, mandolin, piano and accordion as well as five-part vocal harmonies.
Last year was a pretty decent one for the band – wining the Hog The Stage competition they were able to round off 2011 by opening for Primal Scream as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. They also signed up to 17 Seconds Records, with material promised for the new year. For now, this is how they sound at the moment: