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We are two sisters who sing in harmony and as well as our own songs, we re-work covers, performing chilled acoustic and uptempo classics
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Mia and the Moon – Best Folk/Country Act Nominee 2017 Unsigned Music Awards. Laura and Mary-Anne Ratcliffe BIOGRAPHY Dubbed “Mesmerising” by Mel B of the Spice Girls, “Visually and Artistically Beautiful” by Rush, and “Fresh New Talent” by Vintage TV, this is the story of two sisters who began singing together as toddlers at National Bluegrass Festivals alongside musical parents – their father performed with Dolly Parton while mother, Kathy, wrote folk songs including ‘Kaleidoscopes’ – which became the first song Mia and the Moon would ever record. Infamously walking out of ‘XFactor in 2012 (when producers asked the sisters to stage fights for cameras), Mia and the Moon vowed to self-produce and record their own complete studio album, the fruits of which were released two years later in the form of ‘Fall Awake’. Laura learned to play the piano, Mary-Anne was already nimble on an acoustic guitar, and drummer ‘Sam Winterton’ was enlisted to help mediate the sisters (…and play drums). Album achievements have included being nominated for a ‘SAFTA’ in South Africa as part of the sound design for ‘Alison’, Soundtrack to Ellen Degeneres London Documentary, two additions to the BBC Introducing repeat playlist, A Huffington Post documented New York trip and a nomination for Best Folk/Country Act at the Radio 1’s Unsigned Music Awards. Mia and the Moon are avid ambassadors for animal rights and have helped raise thousands of pounds for the charities including the ‘International Animal Rescue, RSPCA, PDSA, Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Wildlife Trust. The original prints from the ‘Fall Awake’ sleeve artwork were auctioned during the album launch party with all proceeds donated to Donkey Charity ‘Spana’, and in publicizing these efforts, Laura and Mary-Anne hope to support and highlight the work of animal charities and environmental organisations. Press “Favourite Album Reviewed This Year” Music in Time “Don’t Miss This Album” Acoustic UK “Harmonies You Just Don’t Hear Anymore” The Music Press “Stand Out Track on my iTunes” The Monograph “Songs that Light Up Your Day” BBC Nottingham “You Can Feel the Gospel Coming Through” Radio Cardiff “One of the Best in Leicester” Cookie Jar, Leicester “Power of a Five Part Choir!” Gary Barlow “World Class” Marbella International Arts “Supreme Vocals and Song Writing” Dusty Pop Promotions “Both, Musically and Visually Artistic” RUSH (band) “Midnight in London is Just Great!” Half Moon Run (band) “Girls Walk Away from XFactor” The Mirror

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Mia and the Moon's Reviews

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Emma T
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Mia and the Moon went above and beyond our expectations, they were absolutely fantastic. They learnt a specially requested song in their break for us, and adjusted their songs and tempo to suit our group perfectly. They joined in with the fun, and made it feel like they were part of the party. BOOK MIA AND THE MOON! You won't regret it. I'm trying to think of another event where I can have them play already!

Jonathan T
5 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Mia and the moon are a great band. They judged the audience perfectly and played two great sets that matched the mood of our event. I’d recommend them to anyone seeking to create a laid back, chilled out, live lounge sort of vibe.

Lucy C
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Mary was fantastic with an amazing voice and great presence. Had a great selection of songs with her own twist on them. Really made our event a great night!! Many thanks again Mary

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Alison B
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Uppingham
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Everyone loved you and it was just so good that you were able to play extra for us. We simply had the best day ever so we are chuffed that you could be a part of making that happen. I really hope we will be able to see you perform again in the future. I shall certainly be nobbling our local pub to book you for an occasion!

Sunset U
7 years ago

They made our wedding, so many guests bought CD’s and we wish we had them play for longer!

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Mia and the Moon's Song list

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
A-team - Ed Sheeran
Adiemus - Adiemus
Angel of Mine - Eternal
All I Need- Air
Angel- Sarah Mclachlan
After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
A Change is Gona Come - Sam Cooke
And So It Goes – Billy Joel
As I Went Down – Alison Krauss
Black is the Colour - Cara Dillon
Building a Mystery – Sarah Mclachlan
Breathe- Sia
Burn it (original)
Bob Marley Medley
County Roads - John Denver
Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Casey’s Last Ride – Kris Kristofferson
Case of you- Joni Mitchell
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chandelier - Sia
Crush - the modern one
Dancing Queen - Abba (we were bullied into this)
Domino - Jessy J
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Dirty Old Town - Pogues
Don’t Want to Know – John Martyn
Don’t leave - Fiathless
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Emotions – Destiny’s Child
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Eye of the tiger - Survivor
Eyes on You- Drake
Everybody's free- Rozalla
Fast car - Tracey Chapman
Fever- Peggy Lee
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy/Sting
Get Here - Oleta Adams
Girl Put Your Record On – Corrine Bailey Rae
This Girl is on Fire - Alicia Keys
Girls Just Wana Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Halo - Beyonce
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
Hey Ya- Outkast
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Happy- pharell williams
House of the Rising Sun - Animals
Hold your hand - Beatles
Humble Me –Norah Jones
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Kiss me - Sixpence non the Richer
Kiss from a rose - Seal
Lady marmalade - Christina Aguilera
Love Song For a Vampire – Annie Lennox
Like a Prayer- Madonna
Lazing on A Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker
M79 - Vampire Weekend
Midnight in London (original)
Monster - Rhianna
Mr Brightside- Killers
Never Ever - All Saints
Nirvana Medley (also popular)
Oasis Medley! (very popular)
Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
Price Tag – Jessy Jay
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Punk Rocker - Sandi Thom
Rabbit heart - Florence + the Machine
Respect - Aretha Franklin
River (original)
Raining Men
Radio Active - Imagine Dragons
Run - Leona Lewis vers.
Read all about it - Emelie Sande
Runaway – The Corrs
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Save Tonight - Eagle Eyed Cherry
Shackles - Mary Mary
Silence – Delerium feat. Sarah Mchlachlan
Show me Heaven – Mariah Mckee
Snow (original)
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Somewhere over the rainbow – Eva Cassidy vers.
Somewhere only we know - Keane
Someone like you - Adele
Slow boat to china – Peggy Lee
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stitches - Sam Mendez
Summertime- Ella Fitzgerald
Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
To Make you Feel my Love - Bob Dylan
Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia
Time of my life- Linkin Park
Take Another Little Piece of my Heart – Janis Joplin
Take me to Church - Hozier
The days we made - Paper Aeroplanes
Underneath it all- Gwen Stefani
Will you still love me tomorrow – Shirelles
Where is the love – Black Eyed Peas
Weak – Skunk Anansie
Wisely and Slow – The Staves
White Blank Page – Mumford and Sons
What a Life – Fleet Foxes
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
War Time Medley - trad.
Wonder Wall - Oasis
You Got The Love - Candy Stanton
You Make It Real - James Morrison
Your Song – Elton John
You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor
Video games - Lana Del Ray
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Zombie – The Cranberries
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