Tiny Desert Concert: Moonlight Magic

By Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 1:13pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 5:05pm

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Moonlight Magic is a band that is truly cut from another cloth.

They’re a lounge exotica band that sounds like they stepped off the stage of a 1960s tropical bar. And they look the part too. Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, palm trees, and tiki figurines travel with them.

Their blend of instrumental bossa nova, samba and lounge music captures your attention while blending seamlessly into the background, and that’s something they pride themselves on.

Jaime Paul Lamb, the group’s lead guitarist, joined The Show in a green room at the Van Buren in Downtown Phoenix to talk about the band’s aesthetic and balancing being in the spotlight versus melting into the background.

Moonlight Magic props and drum set
Moonlight Magic props and drum set.

You can see them at the historic Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff on May 31st.

If you’re in a band or know of one that you’d like to hear play at the KJZZ studios, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.

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