December 7, 2004

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Artist: Moist




David Usher (vocals) Mark Makowy (guitar) Kevin Young (keyboards) Jeff Pearce (bass) Paul Wilcox (drums)

Moist was the result of the breakup of two other Vancouver bands in the early 1990's. They began writing songs together in November 1992 and played their first live shows in January 1993. Deciding to release their new material right away, the band recorded and mixed their independent nine song cassette over two days in February 1993. The cassette received exceptionally strong positive response from critics and public alike, and the band toured across the country four times between August 1993 and April 1994, earning even more positive reviews for their live show. In October 1993 Moist signed a publishing deal with EMI April Music (Canada) and released their first full-length CD, 'Silver', in February 1994. With veteran producers Terry Brown (Rush, Klaatu) and Chris Waddell (Doughboys) brought in to mix and master the album, which was produced by Kevin Hamilton and the band, it seemed that Moist were poised on the edge of success and such was the case. The album went on to sell over 400,000 copies in Canada, and the band was lauded again and again for both the CD and their live performance. They signed a world-wide deal with EMI Music Canada in April 1994. In late 1996 the band released their second album, 'Creature', and toured yet again, opening four sold-out shows in Toronto for I Mother Earth in February 1997, and then returning in July to headline a show at the Molson Amphitheatre with three other bands opening. In the summer of 1998 lead singer David Usher released the well-received solo CD 'Little Songs'. Moist reconvened shortly after to work on the 12-song 'Mercedes Five And Dime'. Produced, engineered, and mixed by David Leonard, the album (released June 29, 1999) featured the Beatle-esque first single, "Breathe".


Singles
1994 Push (EMI Music)

Albums
1993 Moist [cassette] (independent) 1994 Silver (EMI Music) 1996 Creature (EMI Music) 1999/06/29 Mercedes Five And Dime (EMI Music)

Video
1994 Push

Compilation Tracks
1998/03/24 Leave It Alone on '30 Hour Famine' (Nettwerk)






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