MOSS is a five (5) piece original Rock, Pop & Blues Band with a sound reminiscent of the 1970’s. MOSS writes social / political songs aimed to get messages important to them out there to promote thought and discussion but they also love to see you groove..
MOSS members grew up in an era where songs were very much media commentary. The stage was the podium, the lyrics the speeches. Songs with a social message continue to resonate with MOSSMOSS’s performance focus is to our original works however we have a deep reserve of complimentary covers to apply as our performances require. Artists that MOSS weave into their show from time to time include but are not restricted to: The Bee Gees, INXS, Warumpi Band, The Masters Apprentices, Matt Taylor, Hunters & Collectors, Goanna, Russell Morris, Icehouse, Skyhooks, The Screaming Jets, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, Fleetwood Mac, The Dandy Warhols, Deep Purple, Foo Fighters to mention a few.  Let’s Party!!

SONG OF THE MONTH! : “Rock Rescue”

LYRICS: Susan Craig 
MUSIC: Mark Simpkin, Ian (NED) Kelly.
Purchase Track: MOSS SHOP

MOSS up a spot to Number 4 with “Rock Rescue” on the Atomic Top 20:

15Jan2024 – Rock Rescue #4

08Jan2024 – Rock Rescue #5

01Jan2024 – Rock Rescue #6

25Dec2023 – Rock Rescue #7

18Dec2023 – Rock Rescue #11

11Dec2023 – Rock Rescue #13

WHO ARE WE?Suzie Craig

Suzie Craig:           Lead singer / Guitar / Percussion (Bio)

Mark Simpkin:     Guitar / Backing Vocals  (Bio)

Ian (NED) Kelly:   Guitar, Keyboards / Backing Vocals (Bio)

Dave Redhead:     Bass Guitar (Bio) (Facebook) (Website)

Dave Anthony:     Drums (Bio)


“Hailing out of South Australia’s capital, MOSS……. weave their social and political bent through some infectious and easy-going grooves. Taking their cues from bands like Redgum and Yothu Yindi, and generally an era when politics and music went hand in hand, MOSS take it on themselves to use their voice to stand up for those who don’t have the same privileges that many Australians have. MOSS are a band of souls who want the country to be a better place for everyone who lives in it, not just those who are at the centre of political policies or agendas.” Source AMRAP By: Cameron Menegoni
“Moss writes and performs songs that have a little more to them than the steady diet of regurgitated emotional claptrap……” Ref: John Schumann; Composer, Performer & Writer
“……Their performance interwove inspired lyrics with visuals and performance…….The excellent songwriting of MOSS goes straight to core of what is happening in our times. They are the modern day griots of the Western world ….. They epitomise the creative act of hope….. I would highly recommend supporting this band. They are highly creative, collaborative, and what they are saying is worth listening to.” Ref; Naomi Ebert Smith, Co-Chair, Graham F Smith Peace Foundation
“MOSS’s forte is in writing songs that attract our attention then resonate with us every time we hear them – familiar, effective styles coupled with uniquely presented sentiments of consequence inspiring us to contemplate as we’re tapping our feet. This is how a band stands out in this industry.” Jac Dalton
“…….Projected images behind the band illustrate the subject matter of most of the songs and guide you through their journey.  The music has an unapologetic hat tip to the 70’s. No bad thing and their sound and show are big enough for any arena.” Ref: Pete McLaughlin; Owner of Distillery Studios, Adelaide and veteran of the London music scene.

Some Highlights

  • 2019 “ROCK GOD” made number 7 on the Amrap Regional Charts
  • September 2017 “ROCK GOD” won 1st place in the SCALA song writing competition.
  • “You’re braver than you believe” made the top 30 in the 2016 Australian Songwriters Association Inc (ASA) Australian Songwriting Contest.
  • The Song “You’re braver than you believe” was embraced by the Portugal prevention against domestic violence organisation APAV
  • Multi AFI award winning cinematographer Malcolm Ludgate seeks to make a music video for our song Belle (Will you still love me when I change).







MOSS -  Rock Band for hire at Entertainers Worldwide

Moss Band from Adelaide, Australia