Jonatan Bengta (best know for his stage name The mOOnbird) was born in Haderslev, Denmark - a small sleepy valley with more than 20% crippled people and a brewery called Fuglsang (Bird Song).Bengta's mind and music is shaped by Scandinavia's dark, stormy and icy winters, but his favorite hangouts are wet jungles and primary rainforests. This is also where a lot of his field recordings are captured. Bengta's fascination with green jungles and old calypso crooners is outspoken on both his debut EP, Tropical Distractions (2010) and his first full length, This Is Viking (2013). Bengta is related to the famous Danish fairy tale author, H.C. Andersen. They share many hobbies such as traveling, fantasizing and entertaining kids with dark tales. Bengta is not as gay as Andersen though and only Bengta knows how to paralyze a polar bear with his voice. He currently lives and works in Copenhagen and Los Angeles.
The mOOnbird at Germ studios in Highland Park with "This is Viking" producer Robbie Williamson and the infamous Skybear.
The mOOnbird just finished up an incredible residency in Bogota Columbia. It consisted of 4 concerts, 3 radio interviews, art talks at Pontificia Javeriana University and Bogota Central University, field recordings, recordings w local musicians and the filming of the upcoming video involving 7 different Colombian artist's interpretation of The mOOnbird as found on Tropical Distractions.