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Adra Boo

Lead Vocals

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Action Jackson

Producer / MC

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Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle’s Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip hop, the collaboration of the Seattle-based duo is a perfectly fitting contradiction.

Comprised of soulful vocalist, Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action J, the two-piece are set to release their forthcoming EP, Unfinished Business, this coming February 18, 2014. Idling comfortably between the party ready glam of The Gossip, with the funk aesthetics of Gnarls Barkley, the EP is a progressive step forward for the band, and follows the release of 2012’s Dimensions EP and their stunning, self- titled debut LP in 2011.

Their self-titled release cemented Fly Moon Royalty as certified up and comers within the local Seattle music scene, with Seattle Magazine naming the enigmatic duo as one of the city’s Best New Bands, while City Arts voted them as best the city’s Best Local Band in 2012, following an Honorable Mention in the same category a year earlier. With a No. 5 debut on KEXP’s r&b charts, the band have since gone onto support the likes of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Macklemore, Slum Village, Robert Glasper, Nneka and Allen Stone.

While their backgrounds couldn’t be more different, the musical partnership of Fly Moon Royalty came about naturally. Often likened sonically to Janelle Monae, vocalist AdraBoo’s roots are planted firmly in musical theater. “I started to step out and sing in highschool – I got into theater, and whenever there was a musical, I was in! I learned the ins and outs of the stage, and went on to attend a theater training program, and then, through friends in the club scene, I started hosting.” Enter second half of the duo, Action J – a Grand Rapids, MI local and newcomer to Seattle, the all-round MC/DJ/producer threw himself into DJing straight after high school. “Ultimately, I just wanted to make beats. I had no mentors or anyone at all that could teach me, so I bought myself an MPC 2000 and taught myself how to sample. It wasn’t until I was taking a music program at the community college that I discovered my love for the piano. Before that moment I didn’t even know what Middle C was on a piano.”

Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as J.Dilla and Bjork, to Stevie Wonder and Betty Davis, the duo quickly caught the attention of DeVon Manier, President of Seattle based indie Hip Hop label Sportn’ Life Music Group. Together, the two entities partnered to re-release the debut album as a joint effort, and currently have an ongoing management relationship with the band.

Behind the funk heavy basslines of opening track, “Piece of Me,” Adra explains that there’s more to the duo than meets the eye. “It’s the story of wanting to be seen and understood to the core, not just visually on the surface,” a perfect pretense to the following tracks, that flow to the Daft Punk-esque sounds of the electronically driven harmonies of, “DNA,” and the hip hop aesthetics of “Step Hard.” A flagrant not to the duos eccentric influence, Unfinished Business showcase Fly Moon Royalty’s strength in their familiar, yet in no way traditional approach to music.

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Press

"Their chemistry emits a natural cool that is usually only achieved by artists who have been playing much longer than these two."  - KEXP

"Bringing their by-now signature vocal prowess to a beat that could go 8 rounds with the Clipse' "Grindin", "Step Hard" is the ultimate warning shot that FMR is back in the arena." - OkayPlayer

"The bark is just as bad as the bite with the duo plowing out an aggressive hip-hop/R&B stomper that is splashed with electro-shocked grunge rock" - Soul Bounce

"The two create a hypnotic blend of jazz, R&B, and electronica, with Boo's velvet smoothed vocals paired against the transient beats and rap styling helmed by Action J."  -  This Coast Mag

"Fly Moon Royalty's electro-soul sound is a 'perfectly fitting contradiction' of blues and R&B mixed with electronica and hip hop. Fun and talented... keep your eye out on these two" - Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray

"Forming a yin of choice beats and eclectic stylings to a yang of lyrical flows and buttery soul, Fly Moon Royalty is one duo personifying the Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock-notion of it takes two to make a thing go right." - 5th Element Magazine

If you know anyone who's still whining about how "Waaaaah, no one ever dances in Seattle," then you need to shut them up by getting their ass to a Fly Moon Royalty show, stat. - The Stranger
"Hailing from Seattle where grunge is dominant, this duo has comfortably created a concoction of soul, hip-hop and electronica; while this may seem like an unimaginable mixture of genres, the charm of Fly Moon Royalty lives within their songs." - TheMostIndietastic
One of the more adventurous duos from the fertile 206 hip- hop scene, Fly Moon Royalty’s charismatic DJ Action Jackson and front woman Adra Boo mix soulful beats and organic-sounding electronica into a mix of modern R&B that’s intelligent, erotic and utterly addictive. - City Arts
The best way to explain their sound is to imagine if Beth Ditto and Erykah Badu had a baby, and that baby grew up and produced a record with Q-Tip. - The Seattle Weekly

Videos

  • DNA (Music Video)
    DNA (Music Video)
  • Live On KEXP
    Full Performance 1/31/14
  • Piece Of Me (Live at Rock of the Woods)
    Piece Of Me (Live at Rock of the Woods)
  • Lemonade (Music Video)
    Lemonade (Music Video)
  • Betty\'s Kitchen (Live)
    Betty\'s Kitchen (Live)
 

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