MoonMot’s compositions (contributed by all band members) provide the perfect vehicle for the sextet's true passion: Group interplay. The source material of the compositions is creatively used to take the music in exciting directions. With group interaction at its core, the band celebrates what has always been the essence of jazz: A big heart for spontaneity, the mutual influence on each others playing, a refreshingly radical attitude with constant risk, always on the edge in search of a collective venture.
The band emerged from the activities of the LUME Collective in London run by the band's two saxophonists Dee Byrne and Cath Roberts. Together with bassist Seth Bennett and drummer Johnny Hunter, they were invited to Jazzwerkstatt Bern in 2017, where they played for the first time with Bern musicians Oli Kuster (Keys) and Simon Petermann (trombone, electronics). After a successful concert the band were invited to perform at the renowned EFG London Jazz Festival and the contest BeJazz Transnational Bern.