Welcome Voyagers!


Star the Moonlight is a highly experimental future soul group. Founded in 2015 by composer/synthesist/bass clarinetist Max Zooi, they are known for their electric live performances that feature innovative sonics, virtuosic rhythmic interplay, and beautiful etherial melodies and harmonies. Star the Moonlight has collaborated with several amazing artists in the NYC area including working with Grammy award winning producer and mix engineer Fernando
Lodeiro (Lauryn Hill, Esperanza Spalding) on their upcoming debut album and director Julia Barrett-Mitchell (Tiny Hazard, Rubblebucket, Moon Hooch) on an upcoming music video.



"A promising sign of good things to come" - The Deli

"an impressive debut single that has me hungry for more" - Music Related Junk

"Beautiful vocals and sultry instrumentation" - LA on Lock

I feel like I’ve just gone on an adventure across the cosmos
— Music Related Junk



MAX ZOOI: Bass Clarinet, Synthesizers, Production, Composition >>> HATTIE SIMON: Vocals, Efx, Synthesizers >>> ANDREW FREEDAN: Pianos, Synthesizers >>> JAMES QUINLAN: Bass, Synthesizers >>> PHIL MCNEAL: Drums


PAST VENUES: National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY) >>> The Knitting Factory (BK, NY) >>> The Bowery Electric (NYC) >>> Terrace Club (Princeton, NJ) >>> Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) >>> The Footlight (Brooklyn, NY) >>> Club Groove (NYC)Past Venues: