Shape-shifting instrumental quintet Moraine has built a reputation as one of the most electrifying and original instrumental rock bands anywhere, winning over listeners around the globe with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, Asian-inspired music, and more.

Balancing inventive composition with exploratory improvisation, Moraine has delighted audiences ranging from progressive rock partisans to jazz aficionados to metalheads. The Seattle-based unit has performed in major U.S. cities on both coasts, in Mexico, Siberia, and Tuva, and at notable festivals including NEARfest and Baja Prog. Moraine's releases on NYC-based MoonJune Records – manifest deNsityMetamorphic Rock, and Groundswell (the latter co-produced and mixed by legendary Pacific Northwest producer Steve Fisk) – have garnered hundreds of enthusiastic reviews worldwide. Moraine has also collaborated with such globally significant artists as trombone virtuoso Stuart Dempster, Mexican "avant folk" phenomenon Cabezas de Cera, traditional Korean master musician Young Sub Lee, and imaginative Swiss vocal duo Eclecta Forever.

Dennis Rea (guitar) • Alicia DeJoie (violin) • James DeJoie (woodwinds) • Kevin Millard (bass) • Brian Oppel (drums)
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Management: MoonJune Records & Management

"Russian Moraine" live at Ustuu Huree Festival, Tuva 7.24.15

Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Seaprog presents Moraine • Clearly Beloved • Fang Chia

Substation, 645 NW 45th Street, Seattle, WA

Fresh off their finest shows ever in support of Soft Machine, Seattle avant-prog stalwarts Moraine continue to build momentum with another new tune and the band's strongest recent material, alongside two of the Salish Sea's finest sonic explorers.

Moraine / Michael Trew album release / Niagara Moon

High Dive, 513 N 36th Street, Seattle, Washington

Northwest progressive music treasure Michael Trew (Moon Letters, Autumn Electric) performs his new album, "Waiting in the Wings" with a five-piece band augmented by string and woodwind players. Moraine opens the proceedings with a set including ample new material, followed by Niagara Moon - quite an evening of sonic curiosities!

Doors 7pm - $8 Adv/$10dos - 21+

The Michael Trew Band featuring: Mark Ellis - Drums/ Mike Murphy - Bass, Vocals, Glockenspiel/ Julie Baldridge - Violin/ Lauren Trew - Vocals, Bass Clarinet / John Allday - Keyboards / Joe Stormer - Vocals / Michael Trew - Guitars, Keyboards, Flute, Vocals. + Special Guests TBA

Moraine w/ Consider the Source (NYC)

Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle

Moraine shares a bill with NYC visitors Consider the Source: "Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole ... CTS has been dubbed Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion" - sounds like a great pairing!




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