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Luna

Auckland based singer-songwriter LUNA blends Spanish and English in her music to showcase elements from both sides of her cultural identity. Her music fuses reggaeton, jazz and RnB and it tells stories of youth and love. Raised by artistic parents, Luna was continuously encouraged to explore artistic expression and she began singing and dancing at a very young age. Always drawing inspiration from the Latin American music heard in her family home and the popular music on the radio. “I remember when I was young a typical Saturday morning at my mother’s house always consisted of the loud sound of salsa and merengue with Colombian artists such as Fruko and Joe Arroyo always playing out of the kitchen. This music always had me dancing while I would help my mum with chores around the house.” After immigrating to New Zealand from Colombia in 1999, Luna’s family maintained the use of their native language, and although Luna moved to New Zealand at the tender age of three, Spanish continues to be a part of Luna’s personal and musical life. Luna formed her first band at the age of twelve and she began teaching herself guitar to accompany her singing voice. Through her teens she was in multiple bands with long-time friend Violet Kennedy, writing songs together and competing in Smokefree Rockquest and school talent shows. “Smokefree Rockquest was always the highlight of my school year, I loved being able to be in the same space as so many other musicians, it was so exciting to think that I was competing against musicians that would become the future of New Zealand music.” Through these musically formative years, Luna listened to Amy Winehouse’ album and Joni Mitchell’s album on repeat. The songwriting styles of these two artists inspired Luna to pursue a career in songwriting. “I was very drawn to the way that Joni Mitchell and Amy Winehouse would tell stories of their personal lives in their music through the use of conversational lyrics that were adorned with poetic imagery.”

Videos

Dua Lipa - Thinking 'Bout You
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Lorde - Liability

Selected Songs

Earth Wind and Fire
September

Maroon 5
This Love

Gnarles Barkley
Crazy

Aretha Franklin
I Say a Little Prayer

Kanye West and Estelle
American Boy

Ed Sheeran
Barcelona

Bob Marley
Is this Love

Camila Cabello
Havana

Colbie Caillat
Bubbly

Ed Sheeran
Shape of You

Daft Punk and Pharrell
Get lucky

Bruno Mars
Marry you

Adele
Crazy for you

Alicia Keys
No one

Dua Lipa
New Rules

Michael Jackson
Rock with you

Corinne Bailey Rae
Put your records on

Aretha Franklin
Natural Woman

Justin Bieber
Sorry

Maroon 5
Sunday Morning

Sam Smith
Stay with Me

Ben E. King
Stand By Me

Dua Lipa
Thinking 'bout You

Coldplay
Yellow

Megan Trainor
Like I'm Gonna Lose You

Michael Jackson
Billie Jean

Angus and Julia Stone
Big Jet Plane

Troye Sivan
My my my

Leona Lewis
Bleeding Love

Paramore
The Only Exception

Drake
Hold on we’re going home

Disclosure & Sam Smith
Latch

Kings of Leon
Use somebody

Luis Fonsi
Despacito

Michael Jackson
They Way You Make Me Feel

Shawn Mendez
Lost in Japan

Stevie Wonder
Isn’t she lovely

Bob Dylan
To make you feel my love

Whitney Houston
I wanna dance with somebody

Elvis Presley
Can’t help falling in love

Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive

Alicia Keys
If I Ain't Got You

The Bee Gees
How Deep is Your Love

Amy Winehouse
Valerie

Jason Mraz
I'm Yours

Consuelo Velasquez
Besame Mucho

Testimonials

“Smokey and effervescent with raw declarations of honesty. Luna’s rasp is reminiscent of a pioneer vocalist, bleeding her heart out in each breath.
Anzel Singh, Writer, NZ Musician
“With a precise balance between honest lyrics and sensual melodies, Luna is on her way to the foreground of today's music without letting go of her Hispanic roots.”
Koen Aldershof, lead singer, Odds and Ends

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