1998 All Music Guide All Music Guide

Moxy Fruvous

John Bush

Active decade: 90s

Born 01/01/1990 in Genre - ROCK

Velvel Records

First spotted by a CBC radio executive while busking in Toronto, the four members of Moxy Fruvous used their theatrical experience to set them apart. Their street-side set included rap, folk, impromptu theatrics, comedy, and political satire. After a cassette reached number one on Canadian indie charts, the band were signed by Atlantic, and released the wildly eclectic Bargainville , in early 1994; Wood appeared a year later, and You Will Go to the Moon followed in 1997. Mike Ford, Murray Foster, David Matheson sing and play guitar and bass, while Jean Ghomeshi sings and plays drums; they reconvened in 1998 for Live Noise.

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