Astraluna is the stage name of Jennifer Pugh, a multi-instrumentalist with years of experience in writing and performing from her teen days in an indie band to touring worldwide with Corinne Bailey Rae 2009-2011.
Astraluna’s songs range from epic, ethereal soundscapes to stripped down emotions. Performing solo, her haunting and pure vocals compliment her warm ukulele and guitar sound: at times it is delicately harp-like and at others, part of a heavy looped backing with layered vocals, drum samples and synth pedals.
Astraluna’s debut album THE PASS OF STORMS was released in October 2016. She has performed around her home town of Leeds and at Outlines Festival (Sheffield), Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (Huddersfield) and Gorjys Secrets Festival (Conwy).
Since graduating from Leeds Conservatoire in October 2020 with a Masters in Creative Music Composition and Production, Astraluna is focussing on releasing an EP in Spring 2021 with an album to follow. Astraluna’s forthcoming releases will feature electronic textures as well as guitar and layered vocals.
Astraluna is also part of Sisterhood Music Collective – a group of 4 female solo musicians who want to collaborate rather than compete. Sisterhood stands for gender equality, especially in the music industry.
“You will hear the lilting sound of the ukulele like never before on this enchanting album… packed full of immaculate harmonies and intriguing effects. It’s a record to get lost in”
(The Musician – Musician’s Union Journal – Summer 2017)