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 MOSS. MOSS’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, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Joe Cocker, Sky Hooks, The Screaming Jets, Canned Heat, Matt Taylor, Hunters & Collectors, The Masters Apprentices, The Dandy Warhols, Russell Morris, Goanna, Deep Purple, Joe South, Foo Fighters, Flowers to mention a few. Let’s Party!!
SONG OF THE MONTH! : “G.A.D.A”
ABOUT THE SONG:
There’s groundswell of privileged people WITHOUT obstacles simply because of their race, religion, disability, gender or gender identify, giving a damn and have got the backs of those who have been cruelly excluded and rejected by social injustices.
Decades ago, the people we saw protesting were predominantly the very people who were crying out for a better life and to be recognised as equal in their humanity. Now we see privileged people who once stood silently watching, nailing their colours to the mast and standing with those who have been for so long holding the placards by themselves.
Who are we as as Australians goes to the core of our being. Not just through our own achievements and aspirations of enjoying the abundent fortunes and opportunities that this magnificent country offers, but how we share those fortunes by stepping aside and letting someone else through, especialy those who have stood at that barricade for so long.
We are finding out just who we are. Let’s give a damn Australia.
Suzie Craig: Lead singer / Guitar / Percussion (Bio)
Mark Simpkin: Guitar / Backing Vocals (Bio)
Ian (NED) Kelly: Guitar, Keyboards / Backing Vocals (Bio)
Dave Anthony: Drums (Bio)
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT US?
“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.
- 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).
MEMBERSHIPS & SUPPORTS:
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