St Stephen’s students band, Red Moon on the rise

Teya Jerman (left) with Red Moon band members during filming of the Lost music video.
Teya Jerman (left) with Red Moon band members during filming of the Lost music video.

AN abandoned amusement park was the setting for local band Red Moon’s first music video.

The indie pop seven-piece, comprising St Stephen’s School Carramar Year 11 students, released their debut single Lost in July and have followed up with a video inspired by the loss of childhood innocence.

Singer Teya Jerman (16) said it was filmed within a day at the former Castle Fun Park in Mandurah.

“It was really cool, we all really enjoyed it,” she said.

“It was a great experience.

“We’re just hoping that people like it and that people are enjoying our music.”

Red Moon was formed at the school in 2012, with Teya joining two years ago.

“It was one of the best decisions I’ve made,” she said.

They have received a positive response since releasing Lost and have been busy since, writing two more songs.

“It’s been pretty good, it was on Triple J’s Unearthed – it got in the top five – and we’ve also put it on iTunes and Spotify,” she said.

She said recording was “mind blowing” and the band would be heading to the studio again at the end of December to record several new songs, with the hope of releasing an EP next year.

“I’m looking forward to going to the studio; I think it will be really overwhelming but easier this time,” she said.

“The experience is great because most of us want to pursue a career in the industry.”

Teya said she enjoyed being able to share in the experience with her band mates and was grateful for the support from school music teacher and manager David Goldfinch.

“He’s been there’s every step of the way; without him we couldn’t have done it,” she said.