Willy Moon

Date de naissance 2.6.1989 à Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Nouvelle-Zélande

Alias William George Sinclair

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Willy Moon

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Willy Moon

William George Sinclair (born 2 June 1989),[1] better known by his stage name Willy Moon, is a New Zealand-born musician, singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known for his 2012 single "Yeah Yeah" which appeared on the 2012 Apple iPod commercial and peaked at number 26 on the UK Singles Chart.

Early life

Moon was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He left school when he was 16 and left New Zealand when he was 18. He spent time in Berlin and has since settled in London, United Kingdom.[2]

Music career

201013: Willy Moon EP and Here's Willy Moon

Main article: Here's Willy Moon

In 2010, Moon released his first song "I Wanna Be Your Man" on Myspace, where he was first noticed and subsequently acquired a record deal with Island Records.[3] He released his first two singles through Luv Luv Luv Records.

He received buzz for his off the wall approach to production, being named as a "One to Watch"[4] by The Guardian and one of the "Faces of 2012"[5] by Q magazine. He has also been featured in GQs "Most Stylish Men",[6] one of Elle's "Bright Young Things"[7] and profiled by Vogue.[8]

His music is described as "a brilliantly odd fusion of 50s rock'n'roll and modern production"[9] using "hip-hop production techniques".[10] Moon's single "Yeah Yeah" was playlisted on BBC Radio 1 in early 2012. He and his band also performed live in session for Huw Stephens for BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale Studios in May 2012.[11] He also performed on the television show Later... with Jools Holland for the BBC in October 2012.[12]

In July 2012, Moon released the singles "Railroad Track" and "Bang Bang" through Jack White's label Third Man Records.[13] Moon's song "Yeah Yeah" was used in Apple Inc's 2012 iPod lineup TV advertisement, including the 5th-generation Touch, 7th-generation Nano, and 4th-generation Shuffle.[14]

"Yeah Yeah" was also featured on the Sosh Orange[15] 2012 advertisement that ran in France and as part of the Forza Horizon video game soundtrack. At part of his 2012/2013 US tour, Moon performed on the television show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for NBC.[16] In April 2013, Moon released his debut album, Here's Willy Moon. The album featured "Yeah Yeah", "Railway Track" and "I Wanna Be Your Man".[17] In August 2013, Rockstar Games included "Railroad Track" in the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack list. Ubisoft also launched a new Assassin's Creed Black Flag trailer featuring "Railroad Track".

Finally, his track, "Working For The Company" was used in the "Mr. Selfridge" advert for Early 2014.


Extended plays

Title EP details
Willy Moon
  • Released: December 2012
  • Label: Island Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL (Vl)
BEL (Wa)
Here's Willy Moon
  • Released: April 8, 2013
  • Label: Island Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD
3 130 196 104 75


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2011 "I Wanna Be Your Man" Here's Willy Moon
"She Loves Me"
2012 "Railroad Track"
"Yeah Yeah" 28 175 42 26
2013 "My Girl"
"Get Up"
"" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.


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