Dressed to the nines, Willy Moon took the stage Saturday at Underground Arts. Moon’s crowd was comprised of young guns and white hairs largely due to his popular single “Yeah Yeah”, featured on a recent iPod commercial. It’s the same exposure that helped launch the US careers of acts including Jet, Caesars and The Fratellis, whose super-catchy lead singles became unavoidable through the ubiquitous ads.
Blending elements of ‘50s rock and contemporary hip-hop, Moon’s Rat Pack-like style is something dissimilar. Backing the 23-year-old was his two-piece band, who created a full sound reminiscent of The White Stripes. Interestingly enough, Moon spent some of 2012 selling out his UK arena tour with Jack White and releasing his single Railroad Track on Jack’s ‘Third Man Records’.
Moon’s stage presence was alluring; dancing like Westside Story meets Elvis. Sweating through his suit, Moon tumbled to the floor and sang the end of She Loves Me facedown on the stage. Moon’s set was jam-packed but short compared to opening acts TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb and Lily & the Parlour Tricks.
Want to see more Moon? Moon is finishing off his U.S. tour and heading on his international tour for the next two months.