Live Review of Magenta Moon in Los Angeles

Molly Malones Los Angeles, CA

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Web: magentamoonparty.com
Players: Elaina Whitesell, vocals, bass; Joey Petrarca, vocals, guitar; Pat Mannella, drums; Broadway B, keyboard; Christopher Xue, violin

Material: Magenta Moon is rock music that is infused with psychedelic pop; and hints of R&B and jazz sprinkled all over the top. Think, Annie Lenox of the Eurythmics meet Pink Floyd. The music is eerily pleasing with great hooks and vey melodic verses and choruses.

Musicianship: The musicianship was very good. Whitesell does a very good job singing, holding down the bottom end and looking great for the audience. It helped Manella keep time as the solid rhythm section kept things rolling along smoothly. Petrarca held back his lead skillsuntil near mid show when he unleashed a solid, perfectly placed solo on “Move Me,” which he did.

Performance: The performance was very good. Visually appealing was Whitesell, with a Marie Antoinette style headdress, that was very beautiful and caught the eye with every move she made. All the musicians were very good. Broadway B. brought the ambiance with the keys and a very likable persona. Xue added a different dimension with the addition of his beautiful violin, most notably on “Fade Into You,” which had the audience wondering where it was going.

Summary: Magenta Moon is a great music group bringing you quality music that’s pleasing to the ear. Their dynamics is outstanding and together with well written and performed songs, they take you on a musical journey that leaves you refreshed and invigorated. Every song was just as good, or better, than the previous one and that made for a very enjoyable evening of music. Songs like “Family Mood” and “Perceive Yourself” will have you dancing in the aisles and loving life.