Moonlight Desire’s 2018 album “Just The Hits: 1981-1985” features metal covers of 80’s pop hits by artists such as Gowan, Corey Hart, Hal & Oates, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart’, Kim Carnes, Simply Red, Steve Winwood, Naked Eyes, Level 42 and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Kim Mitchell’s ‘Patio Lanterns’ is the perfect summer song, but watch until the end to see the band’s true colours emerge!
Moonlight Desires is fronted by Teletoon cartoon Sons of Butcher creator Trevor Ziebarth. (you can watch a clip here) The show has been described as a Canadian Metalocalypse. Desxcribing the show’s origin, Ziebarth said: “I created a television show with my brother Jay Ziebarth back in 2005 called ‘Sons of Butcher’. It was a unique adult comedy cartoon series that aired on Teletoon and was sold to over 200 countries around the world. The show was the first to blend video heads into a cartoon world. The Sons of Butcher characters worked in a butcher shop by day and were a spandex-clad rock outfit by night, with my character (Ricky Butcher) relentlessly trying to make it as a big rock star. As a companion to the show, Sons of Butcher recorded and released a few comedy rock albums using songs from the show as inspiration, and traveled across Canada twice on a sponsored tour by Teletoon. As a live band, Sons of Butcher used to perform heavied-up covers of 80s songs and they often became fan/crowd favourites. Ultimately, I noticed the positive response and it led to the formation of Moonlight Desires in 2013.”
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