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But once the hard sell is over, Moynihan changes gear and exclaims, “Bada Boom is indeed going to be a cracker!” Having spent a lot of time recently circuiting the Canadian festivals, he is clearly pleased to be back on home ground and is more than ready to introduce his local audience to his latest sounds. He reveals, “In my Spoonbill set I will be showcasing a bunch of new unreleased music that I have written over the first half of this year.”

With new sounds to showcase, Moynihan is ensuring that his Spoonbill was stand out amongst the packed bill. To ensure his new material gets the best airing possible, he states, “I also will have several guest musos and vocalists and some wild theatrical performances by Wild Hive during my set. VJ Dropbear will be steering the live visual rig, and will utilise feedback from the audience into his visuals using interactive Depth camera audience input.” While he is willing to discuss in detail his own set in terms of expectations, when probed about any exciting collaborations of the featured acts, “We not want to give too much away at this stage, but yeah peeps should expect some sweet collabs during the event.”

Far from only being excited about Bada Boom due to the possibility of unleashing his latest sounds, Moynihan is more than happy to admit to having missed his home crowd. With a sense of story and development attached to his career within Melbourne, he feels that the home crowd benefit from the history. “I think Melbourne being my home town has seen my style evolve and they punters know to expect to be served some interwoven abstract sound-art, but also given solid grooves to boogie to. Beyond most places, I find the peeps here really know how to have a good laugh and a great time in general.”

“I suppose most of the promoters I play for globally, book me to perform as they dig my style, and so audiences are nearly always receptive to the Spoonytunes.” With his music well received all around the globe, Moynihan may well be excited to be back on familiar ground, but that is not to say that he does not enjoy the opportunity to take his sound on the road. While the audiences may be similar through the simple fact that they are all wanting to experiences some ‘Spoonytunes’, Moynihan has noticed that there are defining features that distinguish the crowds he meets on his travels. He adds, “There are also loads of differences with the punters. For example the Russians are crazy vodka booze hounds, French crowds are more refined, US crowds are super feather leather trendy, German crowds are techno-loving pilsner drinking squatters, Israeli crowds are fun and furious, and Japanese crowds are polite but wacky.”

Having covered a variety of nations in his summary of nationalities, he has neglected to mention his most recent escapade – Canada. Fresh from his trip, is he able to differentiate between the Canadians and Australians? After a moment’s thought, he returns with, “We share a lot of similarities to the Canadians actually! They are super friendly peeps, and also the baby brother of the US, and so have the same love-hate relationship we do with the US. The country is roughly the same size and population, and has a similar economic standing, so considering all that I think there are lots of parallels to be drawn.” With his initial focus centred more on the socio-economic stance of a nation, he closes his comparative with a brief reference to their party habits. “They also like to party but we are slightly more rowdy and have the great occaland roughness to us that I totally dig!” 

Having spent time focusing on his work within the live forum, it seems time to switch track and navigate the other terrains he treads. Having studied Industrial design, Moynihan has made his name as a producer, sound designer, composer and performer, and though his current focus centres on the final two, he says of determining his preference, “That’s a tough call…I suppose the reason why I write music in lots of different directions is because that is what keeps me interested and challenged. I will never write two tracks in a row in the same vibe, key, tempo or feel. That way it’s more of a fascinating and exploratory journey for me to make each tune, and then never sound the same. So I couldn’t really give you a definitive answer to say I prefer one direction over another… they all have a time and a place I suppose… ” While at first unable to really find the words to describe his preference, he suddenly stumbles upon a distinction that makes sense, “however, I probably prefer the music I’ve been making over the past three years or so, as I feel the production is better.”