"If you’ve never seen one of The Moods high-octane shows then make sure you catch them this year, whilst you still can"
The Moods 2020 Showreel
The Moods are a 9-piece collective of producers, poets and musicians from the Northwest of England. Combining drum & bass, reggae, hip-hop and EDM, The Moods’ mighty music sparks off a contagious need to dance, underpinned with real grit & substance. They are a band with plenty to say, singing and rapping with raw passion about the important stuff like war, famine, love, life and death. This is music for the head and the heart. “They will make you dance, and then they’ll make you think”.
Mancunian 9-piece party band The Moods are borne out of a celebration of their home city's musical heritage. But it’s not what you think; Whilst the majority of Mancunian bands are jangly, guitar-based indie bands, The Moods definitely are not. Instead they celebrate the city’s rich heritage in dance music. For a city which brought House music to the UK, this is surprisingly something of a rarity.
Inspired by nights out raving to DJs who played old-school House, Drum & Bass, Dubstep and Jungle they noticed a distinct lack of bands who delved into these genres. This led to a collection of unlikely accomplices to join forces. Classically trained musicians, council estate rappers and bedroom producers all aligned to bring these typically DJ dominated genres to the live stage.
On paper this should never work. Two live drummers, a violinist and a trumpet player join bass and synths to produce an unusual line up of musicians. Throw a poet, a singer and a rapper into the equation and the result is as enthralling as it is unorthodox. The Moods live shows have built something of a reputation for being one of the most energetic on the circuit and once you see them live, you will understand how easy it is to get swept away in the raucous atmosphere they create.
'20,000 people in 16 different venues across 12 towns and cities have been blown away by their immense live show'
Playing at the awesome Beat-Herder festival
Performing to a massive crowd at Doune The Rabbit Hole in Scotland
Macclesfield Festival alongside some legendary acts such as Soul 2 Soul
A return to Lindisfarne Festival in Northumberland to play alongside Ocean Colour Scene, DJ Yoda and 3 Daft Monkeys
Tramlines Festival in Sheffield which will play host to some huge acts such as Rag N Bone Man, Courtneeners and Nile Rodgers
BBC Main Stage @ Highest Point. Ocean Colour Scene, Cast, Hacienda Classical, Rae Morris and Hospitality Records DJs
Announced main Stage at Audio Soup - Scotland's Largest Dance Festival
Stampede Festival Manchester O2 Ritz with Mic Righteous, Lowkey and Mouse Outfit
Announced as Special Guests for Show at Zanzibar Liverpool with "The Undercover Hippy"
Headline Camden Rocks Night and Day event London Nambucca
Announced open Main Stage at Moovin Festival - Groove Armada, De La Soul, Goldie and Stereo Mcs
Headline Sonder Festival - Major Manchester Urban Festival Sonder @ FAC251 Manchester
Moodsfest in the heart of Manchester city centre with support from Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5
P.O.P. - PROFIT OVER PEOPLE
Label: A1M Records