August Moons (Frederick "FunkyFreddy" Reed and Tamra Hayden) draws on their diverse musical backgrounds to create a rich, layered blend of soaring vocals, haunting viola, and diverse guitar styling.
Frederick Reed aka Funkyfreddy is a gifted composer and multi-instrumentalist who excels in looping and modal improvisation over classic song structures. Fred has collaborated with many notable artists including Jeff Buckley, Dee-Lite, and Pete Shelly (the Buzzcocks), during his long career as a musician and sound engineer.
Tamra has performed starring roles on Broadway in Les Miserables, Cabaret, and The Phantom of the Opera. From Broadway to the Blues, critics have called Tamra's performances "emotionally rich and psychologically detailed" with "a voice that could reheat coffee" and "outsizzle Peggy Lee."
When Tamra and Fred join forces, the result proves that unlikely combinations can create a sublime musical experience. Their influences include a generous helping of Neil Young and classic rock, a slice of contemporary folk, a taste of blues, and a dash of ambient electronic tossed in and stirred well. Their songs draw upon themes of faith and doubt, the beauty of nature, and the human journey towards peace in the world and within ourselves.