Moonlight Desires To Release Just The Hits: 1981-1985

If there’s a breath of fresh air in the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal, it’s a band that has fun with it. In a vein not too far removed from the likes of Steel Panther, Canadian rockers, Moonlight Desires, will release their next album, Just The Hits: 1981-1985, on September 15th. The album features covers of ’80s pop hits gone metal by artists such as Gowan, Corey Hart, Hall & Oates, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart, Kim Carnes, Simply Red, Steve Winwood, Naked Eyes, Level 42, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

To sum the project up:
Moonlight Desires might only play ‘80s cover songs, but you’d be wrong to dismiss them as just another cover band. Formed by long-time Hamilton, Ontario, musician, Trevor Ziebarth (actor/writer/composer on Teletoon’s adult comedy series Sons of Butcher), Moonlight Desires is his ode to the raunchy romances and youthful misadventures of summer’s past. By reworking synth-laden pop hits of the 1980s, Ziebarth manages to turn familiar guilty pleasures into modern, guitar-driven rock anthems.

For a taste of what Moonlight Desire is offering, check out the video for their cover of Level 42’s “Something About You” here on Yell! Magazine.

Trevor Ziebarth has said:

For those unfamiliar, 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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