A local synth-pop band is bringing a new lifestyle event to the Queen City. Keep reading to keep the beat.
Cincy Chic: Who is Moonbeau?
Claire Muenchen, Vocals and Keys for Moonbeau: Moonbeau is a Cincinnati-based synth-pop band.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind the band?
Muenchen: Moonbeau was created by Christian Gough as a way to produce electronic-based music. After years of honing his craft, he started playing solo-sets until late 2016 when Claire Muenchen (me!) and Alex Murphy-White joined the band. Shortly after we signed to Old Flame Records to record our first album which was released in September of 2018 and were joined by our bassist Kyle Kubiak. Most of the music is inspired by love and relationships – Christian and I are actually getting married at The Woodward Theater this fall!
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Moonbeau?
Muenchen: Christian Gough – Vocals/Guitar; Claire Muenchen – Vocals/Keys; Kyle Kubiak – Bass; Alex Murphy-White – Drums
Cincy Chic: Can you tell us more about your upcoming Synthcinnati event?
Muenchen: We’re really excited to launch Synthcinnati this year! It’s basically all of our favorite things in one room – synth-pop music, vintage fashion, and fresh local art.
Cincy Chic: What inspired Synthcinnati?
Muenchen: Putting together a “festival” type of event has always been a dream of ours. We’re just getting our feet wet through incorporating a five synth-pop band line-up, and showcasing a few of our favorite Cincinnati-based art and fashion vendors. The ultimate goal is to make Synthcinnati known for showcasing up and coming as well as national recognized synth-pop acts. We believe this is possible with the support our city has already shown for the type of music we’re making!
Cincy Chic: When and where is the event being held?
Muenchen: Synthcinnati will be on April 26th at Woodward Theater on Main Street in OTR. The doors open at 7:00 pm.
Cincy Chic: What can attendees expect at the event?
Muenchen: Attendees can expect to hear music from local bands Flocks, Skeleton Hands, and of course – Moonbeau! We’re also bringing in Bliss Nova from Toledo and Summer School from Cleveland and can’t wait for them to experience the enthusiasm our city has for all things local. We’ll also have some of the best fashion vendors for 80’s and 90’s clothing and accessories – which is a huge inspiration behind our sound/look.
For this event, we’ll also be curating vintage pieces to mix in with our regular Moonbeau merchandise!
Cincy Chic: What makes Synthcinnati unique?
Muenchen: Synthcinnati isn’t just a concert, we’re calling it a lifestyle event. We want to give people a multi-faceted experience with art, fashion, and music which is something we’ve never done before!
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Muenchen: RSVP on the Synthcinnati Facebook Event Page to receive updates!