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Vintage-inspired swing band based in Bristol UK


We Are Paper Moon


Live swing band based in Bristol & the South West


Paper Moon is a swinging ensemble bursting with energetic swing, effortless repartee and classic tunes from the swing era.
Fans of vibrant dance floors, the band was created with Lindy Hop and swing dancers in mind, whilst offering rhythms that would convince even the most determined of non-dancers to shake a toe or two... possibly even a leg.

The band often adjusts its sound and set up: playing as a trio to suit relaxed, cosy events or swapping drums for guitar for a seated concert of jazz and conversation. 

Whatever your event, we'd love to hear from you to discuss the set up to suit you.



Vocals / Lucy Moon
Keys / Dale Hambridge
Double Bass / Chris Jones
Drums / Matt Brown
Saxophone / Jake McMurchie
Trumpet / Jonny Bruce
Guitar / Matt Hopkins


If you'd like to get a feel of what a dance gig with Paper Moon is like then click on the video below.

Playing as a quartet and recorded in September 2017 at The Old Market Assembly, Bristol 

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The Lost Verses

We’re very excited to announce our new album, The Lost Verses. Now available on CD and MP3.
Stream our taster tracks to give you an idea of our sound.

 Purchase our Album

The Lost Verses Album (CD)

2018 11 track album by Paper Moon. Delivered to your door on CD.

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The Lost Verses Album (MP3)

2018 11 track album by Paper Moon. Digital Download in MP3

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Dates for your diary


April 2019

27th April: Private event for Hetty & Gareth.  

May 2019

9th May: Steam, Bristol. 8.30 - 10.30pm Free

14th May: Jazz on the Corner, The Royal Oak, Swindon. 8 - 10pm Free

17th May: Private Event.

18th May: Windmill Hill City Farm Spring Festival, Bristol. 2pm Free

24th May: Jumping at the Woodside Festival Tickets through website




Get In Contact

Whether it's about bookings or simply fan mail, we'd love to hear from you!

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Educational music workshops for KS1 & KS2 children

It all started when…

A primary school in the Midlands heard we were playing in their town and asked us to perform for them before our gig.  

From there we teamed up with The Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival ( and over the last 3 years have performed to thousands of children in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas. 

Our aim is to inspire, excite and educate children about making live music and how much joy the process can bring to yourself and others around you. 

The video below will give you an idea of what we do... 

If you're interested in booking Paper Moon for your school or children's event, please contact us directly via the contact form above.