“The Globe Trotting Troubadours of Genre Hopping Cosmic Electronica”
Originally formed in Australia, Loonaloop have been very active on the international club and festival circuit since early 2003, performing at many of the largest festivals around, including Glastonbury (UK), Dance Valley (NL), Big Day Out (AUS), Rock for People (CZ), also headline spots at numerous festivals across Europe, The Big Green Gathering (UK), Blijfestijn (NL), Global Beat (PL) Knochengorroch festival (Scotland), and The World Body Painting Festival in Austria, to name a few.
Best described as a live electro/organic dance band, loonaloop’s distinctive sound is driven by a combination of traditional instruments, Drums, Didgeridoo, Violin, Vocals fused with contemporary programming, synths, samples, loops.The music is an excursion into the various styles of modern electronic music, ranging from drum & bass, psy trance, dub and gypsy/world house. and they are very well known for their intoxicating high energy live performances. As quoted by Mixmag U.K “Mesmerizing!… this crew are a unique and powerful act, with a profound ability to seduce and transport the audience, and get the dance floor totally rocking!”
Since completing their debut album in 2003, “Cleared 4 Take Off”, the band have toured Australia, Europe and the UK consistently for the past 14 years. In 2005 the band completed their second album, “Images of Flying” and followed it up with a European tour, including a spot on the main dance stage at Glastonbury 2009, saw the release of their third CD “Skipping Stones”, backed up with another European and Australian tour. In this release the band was ranked in the top 5 dance artists, in the OZ music awards 2010 for their title track “Skipping Stones” and their track, “Only human” was voted 13th on the Australian internet radio favorites for
“Life Aint TV” the bands 4th CD, was released in 2012, followed up by their latest release “Down the Rabbit Hole” in 2018, the bands best work to date, consisting of all of their favourite distinct organic electro sounds.
Loonaloop’s line up is:
Shiney Lefai – Vocals /synth
Andrew Byrnes – Drums/programming
Jay Hoad – Didgeridoo
Jacinta Simmons – Violin/Keys