Of the two literary figures named Moriarty, it’s not Sherlock Holmes’ arch enemy but Jack Kerouac’s On the Road protagonist after whom the band is named. The members – Rosemary Standley, Thomas Puéchavy, Arthur B. Gillette, Stephan Zimmerli, Charles Carmignac and Vincent Talpaert – have French, American and Swiss origins.
Traditional Irish music, mixed with country music and blues, is their source of inspiration played on kazoo, dobro, xylophone and harmonica, plus vocals.
Hungary’s Voler Mouche (left) provides the supporting act with a combination of jazz, lounge, bossa nova and classical music.
Moriarty, Voler Mouche at A38
Saturday 5 May at 8pm
Tickets: HUF 1,000 in advance or HUF 1,500 on the door, available at www.a38.hu or at the A38 ship box office, open daily 11am to midnight (until the end of the concert on performance days).
A38 Boat moored on Buda side of Petõfi Bridge