Louie Moon - Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer. Co Founder of FOURUM
Louie Moon was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area in California. Inspired by performances of luminaries like Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Wes Montgomery, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Earth Wind and Fire, who were performing in local venues, Louie at sixteen, began singing and playing guitar while absorbing the vibrant music scene. Mostly self-taught, Louie started performing professionally on guitar and singing with bands in clubs at age eighteen, and began touring internationally by age twenty.
After studying music with Ed Kelly, Bob King and Elmo Diamante at Laney College he moved to Los Angeles to study guitar, theory and composition with, among others, Pat Martino and Joe Di Orio, Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood (now Musicians Institute). Soon after graduation from MI Louie toured Brazil as Orchestra Leader for Eartha Kitt. Numerous club gigs, recording sessions, national and international tours with bands and artists followed.
Returning to the San Francisco Bay area Louie studied and graduated from the Audio Engineering program at Los Medanos College, and was recruited by the Sound Design team for Danger Productions on the ABC network television production “Bump In The Night”.
Louie Moons musical styles draw from a rich brew of Jazz, R&B, Funk and Latin that influence his compositions, guitar playing and vocal performance.
Co founder with with Jeff Wollman of “FOURUM” in 2016 originating from a friendship started back at Laney College.
Featured on CD “’Round Midnight” (Louie Moon 2005). Available on CD Baby and iTunes.