Alternative R&B trio Moonchild are known for their spaced-out, Soulquarians-inspired grooves and the wispy, at-ease vocals of Amber Navran.
The band's lineup consists of Navran (also a clarinetist and saxophonist) with fellow multi-instrumentalists Max Bryk (keyboards, saxophone, clarinet) and Andris Mattson (keyboards, trumpet, flügelhorn). The Los Angeles-based trio met at the University of Southern California and debuted the year of their formation with the self-released Be Free (2012). Moonchild subsequently joined the roster of the independent U.K. label Tru Thoughts
, where they continued to refine their sound with Please Rewind (2015) and Voyager (2017), the latter of which added harp and other stringed instrumentation to their blissed-out compositions. They've opened for the likes of Stevie Wonder
and Georgia Anne Muldrow
and, true to their genre-crossing appeal, have been featured together on recordings headlined by Detroit musician Brandon Williams
("Leave Love Be") and hip-hop producer Tall Black Guy
("I Will Never Know"). Their output has been sampled, as heard on Mac Miller
's "Two Matches." Outside Moonchild, Navran, Bryk, and Mattson have worked as both solo artists and collaborators. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi