Spoonbill AKA Jim Moynihan is a musician, industrial designer, songwriter, audio-engineer, sound designer and electronic music producer. His prolific output has carved a unique niche within contemporary electronic music and built a worldwide reputation for his idiosyncratic sound design and richly textured productions.
In 2005, Moynihan began his career as an electronic music producer under the artist name Spoonbill. His debut album Megafauna was released that year through Moynihan's record label Omelette Records. Spoonbill's unique mix of improvised electronica, sound art aesthetics and heavily edited live instrumental recordings became an instant underground hit, immediately establishing him in the Australian electronic music scene. It was followed in 2007 with his second full length album Nestegg with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts. The album was critically acclaimed and was nominated Album Of The Week on ABC Radio National, PBS Radio Melbourne and Triple R.
Moynihan has continued to produce Spoonbill releases, including Zoomorphic (2009), Airborne (2010), Astro Archipelago (2012), Boca Fiesta (2014), Tinkerbox (2015), Squawkus (2016), Crosshatch (2018), Canopy (2019) & Ultraniche (2021). Spoonbill is widely respected as a pioneering producer that has influenced the sound of groove based electronica, especially in the Bass and Glitch Hop genres. In 2015 Spoonbill won ‘Album of the Year’ for Tinkerbox and came runner up for ‘Producer of the Year’ at the UK Glitch Hop Awards.
As a touring musician, Spoonbill has played countless live shows across the world at clubs and festivals in over 15 countries including USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Portugal, Russia, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. He has been a headliner at many large scale festivals such as Sonic Bloom (USA), Infrasound (USA), Rainbow Serpent Festival (Australia), Boom Festival (Portugal), Envision Festival (Costa Rica), Earth Frequency Festival (Australia)
Jim currently has representation with several booking agencies across the world including Mint Talent group & CAA in the USA, Feel Life Music in Europe and Delicious Music in Australia and NZ, As well as USA specific management with EQ management.