Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch will get you dancing out of your seats! Their music will inspire and fascinate you. Check them out today!

Q: What state did you grow up in?

A:Mike Wilbur (tenor saxophone) grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts and moved to New York 2 years ago. Wenzl McGowen (tenor saxophone) was born in Spain, lived in Austria and Germany, then moved to Portugal, and has lived the past three years in New York. James Muschler (drums) grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to New York 3 years ago.

Q: What style of music do you play?

A: We all have a strong background in jazz and classical music.  In Moon Hooch, we strive to emulate the sound of electronic dance music with live acoustic instruments. We draw upon our jazz and classical influences to produce a unique musical aesthetic.

Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?

A: Collectively, our biggest inspirations include John Coltrane, Radiohead, Gyorgy Ligeti, Indian Classical Music, Deadmau5, and Calvin Harris.

Q: At what age did you start performing/playing/singing?

A: Moon Hooch formed in July of 2010, though we have all been playing and performing music since childhood.

Q: What goal do you hope to accomplish in the next year?

A: We’re going to write lots of material in the next few months and hope to have a CD recorded by early spring.

Q: If you could interview with any guest dead or alive who would it be and why?

A: Hm.. interview with anyone. dead or alive.. I’d say the Neanderthal that invented the first bone flute 43,000 – 82,000 years ago.  We would like to meet him/her and thank them for inventing the predecessor to the saxophone.  I know, it’s dorky.

Q;What piece of advice would you like to share with people looking to break into the entertainment industry successfully?

A: If you want to make it into the entertainment industry, you might want to ask someone else, because we have no idea. We just love music and hope people love it back.

Q:What education did you take that got you into the career you are in today?

A: The three of us met while attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.  Wenzl is out of school.  Mike is a junior at the New School.  James is in his senior year at the New School.