From Central Texas, United States, Celtic Folk Rock Band Saxon Moon is spreading their all instrumental brand of music across the world. Although not all their recorded songs are considered heavy, most of the ones they play live have fans describing their music as “Acoustic Celtic Metal”, and their songs as “Blackmore’s Night meets Metallica unplugged”.
In an extensive world of Celtic Folk bands Saxon Moon stands out with their original blend of Celtic and World influences. An array of different musical instruments such as the Irish Bouzouki, Tin Whistle, Spanish Laud, Fretless Guitar and large drums known as Tupan’s craft their all original Instrumental songs.
Performing over 235 shows a year in the Renaissance, Celtic, and Folk Festival scene, Saxon Moon has been featured at the Texas Renaissance Festival; Scarborough Renaissance Festival; Sherwood Forest Faire; The Ohio Renaissance Festival; The Castle of Muskogee; Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival; The Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival; Sherwood Forest Festival; The Ohio Celtic Festival; and Central Kentucky Celtic Festival; and Highland Games.
Saxon Moon not only supplies the music for the Sherwood Forest Faire TV and radio commercials, but they also have been the headlining musical act at Sherwood Forest Faire for six consecutive years and continues this tradition for the 2018 season.
Main composer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Elles has been hard at work writing and recording Saxon Moon's 6th CD. He continues to write and perform his mysterious and moody soundscapes, while bass player Paul Adam records his pocket bass lines, and Joshua Amyx adds his powerful drums and percussion to the mix.
Saxon Moon has had great success and sold thousands of CD’s both online and on tour. Their newest album entitled "Forged" is the fifth release following "IV" (2015); "Fate of Fates" (late 2014); and their first two EP's "Battle of Ragnarok" (2012) and "Kalderash" (2013), which were combined into their early 2014 release "Opera Omnia”.
Laud, Bouzouki, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Drums, Percussion, Bass
Bass, Fretless and Acoustic Guitar