Genres:Country - Alternative, Pop Rock, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Pop Rock
Jangly, Jaunty, Alt-Country, Pop-Rock; Papermoon is all of these things. A fiery four-piece, crafting songs that seamlessly blend all that is good in Rock and lost in today's musical landscape. Papermoon's bare-bones approach to creating simple but provocative songs has been moving the bodies and minds of listeners since their 2000 release, "American Electric". The release of their sophomore effort, "The Electric Caper" in Nov of 2003, found the band selling out Boston's "The Middle East", touring NYC, VT, CT, RI, and MA, as well as receiving extensive exposure throughout the northeast on radio, in magazines, on television and all over the world wide web.
This success drew the attention of producer Paul Santo (Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Rocketscience) and soon the band had entered a production agreement to make another record.
With the release of their 3rd independent album in Mar of 2007, "The Greenhouse Effect", PAPERMOON has solidified their position as an unwaivering mainstay on the rock scene. To see PAPERMOON live is to see a band playing each show as if it were their last. Singer/guitarist/songwriter David Messier drives the set, transforming the club from juke-joint to church to rock club, engaging everyone in the room with his powerful voice. Splinters fly from the sticks of drummer/vocalist/songwriter Nicky "The Greek" Margarite, Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Andre Cantave adds harmony shaking his volcanic hair, dripping with sweat and slinging his Bass. The recent addition of lead guitarist/songwriter Billy Thompson has seen the band extending songs and sets, as he brings their music to another exciting plateau. Thompson turns every head as each night he leads the group through often spontaneous extended versions of fan favorites.
The band calls this music "Throw-Back Rock", as their attention to all the things that made classic rock so powerful - songwriting, production, harmony, showmanship - sets them apart from contemporary music and audiences have been yearning for it. Rock fans bored by the mediocrity of the mainstream, still dreaming of an Indie scene that seems to have left them behind have found Papermoon's music an authentic alternative.