‘South London people give you a chance’

Moxon, real name Jodan Lee Moxon, may have been born in Sheffield but he has made South London his home.

The 24-year-old whose musical genre is self-described as indie chill, has been making music and performing in bands since the age of 16.

“When I was in my teens, my cousin’s husband lent me three CDs,” he said.

“Definitely Maybe by Oasis, The Very Best of Stone Roses and a Charlatans album. The Stone Roses and Oasis blew me away, and from then on I wanted to do what they do.”

Originally moving to London six years ago to attend drama school, Moxon has long since left the little Yorkshire village he grew up in behind.

Now residing in Camberwell, Moxon credits his four years living and working south of the river as having a major impact on his music.

He said: “I’m from a little village on the border of Barnsley and Sheffield. I lived in North London for two years but have been south of the river ever since.

“I like performing in South London because the scene is a lot bigger so you find more people who’ll give you a chance with what you’re doing.

“Believe me, the north of England is unreal for music but if you’re doing something different to other people it takes time for people to click onto it. South London has had a huge influence on my music.

“There’s a lot of bands and artists that people listen to in South London that northerners don’t, and they bleed into my songs.

“Also it’s a different way of life down here than back in Yorkshire, so the experiences I get down here give me lyrics which I wouldn’t find up north.

“It’s great for me, I feel as though I have got the best of both worlds having lived in two cities with completely different music scenes.”

As a solo act, Moxon’s use of loop pedals allows him to have full control over his sound.

“Maybe one day I’ll involve other musicians into my live shows but for the time being I’m enjoying what I’m making,” he said. “It’s fun being a solo act because you can get lost in your own soundscape.”

Moxon released his second single Flying High this month, debuting it a week ago at a performance at The Joiners in Camberwell.

“The Joiners show was a success,” he said.

“People have started singing back my words and the crowds are getting bigger.

“There were a couple of sound problems but with a crowd like that giving you so much support, everything could have gone wrong and the show would have still been great. I can’t wait for the next one now.”

You can keep up to date with Moxon’s new music and shows via his Instagram @moxonofficial



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