The band is lead by the super talented Kirsten Adamson
. Kirsten spent her childhood years in Nashville and Orlando with her father (Stuart Adamson of Big Country), and was also a featured vocalist on Big Country’s “Driving To Damascus” album. Since moving back to Scotland she has been wowing audiences with her powerful multi-octave voice.
After studying music in Liverpool, lead guitarist Phil Hopwood cut his musical teeth whilst touring with 60’s Merseybeat stars The Fourmost. After a year long tour of Spain Phil decided to set his roots in Edinburgh twelve years ago. He played in some of Scotland’s top function bands before setting up his own.
On bass and vocals is David Donnelly. Currently, he can also be seen crooning it up with the show stopping Love Boat Big Band/Bevvy Sisters. As an ex-member of Salsa Celtica and the Finley Quaye Band he too has no lack of musical talent and experience.
Drummer Ruairi Stewart studied his craft at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford where he was taught by some of the countries top session musicians.Throughout his career, he has toured the UK, Europe and Australia providing solid foundations for a varied line-up of ensembles. He also makes and produces his own electronic dance music.
On tenor saxophone and whistle, we have Tom Pickles. Tom grew up in Orkney, before moving to Edinburgh to study classical flute at Napier University, which is where he also played saxophone for a large number of fellow students exams, covering a huge range of jazz, rock and pop styles. After graduating, he found himself playing in numerous local bands in all styles, and playing a great deal more saxophone than flute, as well as leading his own ensembles, from small projects to 17 piece jazz orchestras. As well as The Honey Moons he also plays for Horndog Brass Band and radio 6 favourites Orkestra del Sol.
On fiddle, for the full on ceilidh option, is Emma Pethybridge. Emma has played in ceilidh bands around Scotland and internationally including the Ceilidh Experience, The Auld Reekie Ceilidh Band and The Columcille Band (a band originally set up for Adults with Learning Disabilities and featured in the film About a Band). Classically trained on violin and piano, she regularly plays with her own string quartet, the Meadows Orchestra, Scottish Sinfonia and Orchestra of the Canongait. She also studied tango in Argentina playing with the Quinteto Nostalgico.