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Not unlike its namesake -- the independent international progressive record label, MoonJune Records, NYC -- MoonJune Music Bookings is spearheaded by Leonardo "MoonJune" Pavkovic. Leonardo boasts an extense booking pedigree which began in 2000, when he assisted the Indonesian progressive fusion band, DISCUS, in booking a gig in NYC. (This came on the heels of their invitation to perform in several festivals in the US.)

His reputation quickly grew, courtesy of early work with progressive cult icons, Finisterre. Leonardo's presence and passion were magnified through his efforts in helping to form and promote the next incarnation of the great Soft Machine, SOFT WORKS, which later would become SOFT MACHINE LEGACY. (He continued assisting the legendary, otherworldly guitarist, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, in the aftermath of the band's transition.)

Through his efforts to license the Soft Works album in Japan, he developed important contacts there, which led to him booking tours for the Italian prog legends, PFM. His warm ties with Japan continue through today, as Leonardo has booked more than 60 tours there, and has personally visited the country on 38 separate occasions.

Since its humble beginnings, the company has developed ties around the globe. MoonJune Music Bookings' approach to management and/or booking involves dealing directly with promoters, worldwide. If an artist wishes to book a tour in a particular geographical region, promoters in the region are contacted; thereafter, the promoter will return with offers and dates that are accepted or rejected.

  Image: MoonJune Music Bookings head honcho, Leonardo Pavkovic.
While the challenges of booking "niche" artists can be daunting, care and attention is always given to keeping driving distances between gigs reasonable and not having too many empty dates during the span of a respective tour.

Throughout his extensive 15-plus-year career, Leonardo has run into virtually every type of international snafu -- VISA issues; plane flight delays and reroutes; inclement weather; etc.; etc. Having someone who knows how the game is played, knows how to play it, and has an established network of solid, proven promoters with whom to rely, is a tremendous advantage to musicians, promoters, venues and events, alike.

Up until earlier this year (2015), Leonardo was a partner with Derek Shulman (of Gentle Giant fame) in the highly successful management & booking company, 2-Plus Entertainment. His decision to move on was prompted out of the desire to seek better exposure and promotion of his own MoonJune Records' artists, and a number of close, personal musician friends that he currently books.

If progressive music is your passion, and you appreciate friendly, knowledgable, professional service, MoonJune Music Bookings is the company through which to book some of the world's greatest musical talent in support of your next big event or project. To review our current roster and/or look into the possibility of booking one of our many world-class musical artists for your event or project, please return to our ARTISTS page.

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