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Zeelley Moon: Zeelley Moon

Zeelley Moon is a UK band headed by singer/songwriter/musician Patrick Molesworth. This is their self-titled debut album. Joining Molesworth (piano, orchestral arrangements, lead and backing vocals) are Tony Dodd (bass), Geoff Bolam (bass, guitars), Tony Dubinski (electric and acoustic guitars), Nobby Birch (drums), Mike Bennett (drums), Manna Ash (drums) and Esta B Daley (backing vocals).

The band plays sophisticated pop rock with the occasional jazzy and progressive touch. If I was to cite a major influence it would have to be mid to late ‘70s Supertramp so if you are a fan of that band (of which I am) you really need to give this a listen. The melodies, musicianship and vocals are superb and Molesworth’s piano motifs really bring that Supertramp sound to light. As stated in the press release Elton John and Billy Joel are influences a well.

The album begins with the instrumental “Itchy Feet”, a jazzy pop tune with tasty piano and guitar. They have a very polished sound which is really quite refreshing. “Smile” is a very nice pop rock ballad followed by the soaring “Tricks and Tragedy” with its supple orchestrations and lovely melody. The piano is a dead ringer for Supertramp. The vocals on the jaunty “The Tick Tock” is another highlight as is the Even in the Quietest Moments like ballad “Weight of the World”. It’s a lush tune and one of the album’s best. The melodic “Living on the Water” is another excellent pop rock tune.

Zeelley Moon have released one of the nicest surprises of 2018. Completely unexpected and out of the blue, I hope more music fans catch on to what this band has to offer. Easily recommended, especially for fans of you know who.

Track Listing:
1. Itchy Feet
2. Smile
3. Tricks and Tragedy
4. The Tick Tock
5. See me Fly
6. Weight of the World
7. Designer Crime
8. Living on the Water
9. Feel so Real
10. Out of the Blue

Added: December 29th 2018
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Band's Facebook Page
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Language: english

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Zeelley Moon: Zeelley Moon
Posted by Michael Popke, SoT Staff Writer on 2018-12-29 16:13:54
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If you’re in the mood for some piano-driven progressive pop, reach for the self-titled debut by the silly-named Zeelley Moon. This UK collective -- fronted by keyboardist, singer and songwriter Patrick Molesworth -- serves up a melodic set of songs that sound trapped somewhere between the 1970s and right now. Instrumental opener “Itchy Feet” launches the album with Neal Morse-like gusto, and “Tricks and Tragedy” brings to mind Phil Collins fronting Supertramp. “Weight of the World” sounds like late-period Fish, and there’s even some playful jazz-rock sprinkled throughout the record. Despite the feel-goodness of some tracks on Zeelley Moon, Molesworth refers to his music as “symphonic melancholy,” and that moniker rings true.

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