Mz. Moxy Bio
Moxy / Moxie
ˈmɒksi/ noun / N. AMER.informal
1.force of character, determination, or nerve.
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“SUGAR” has been named Record of the Year on Interfm in Japan. “SUGAR” was also named record of the week on Absolute Radio by Pete Mitchell.
Mz. Moxy tracks "Sugar" and "Always Something" have been featured on a compilation by Cherry Red Records and Alan McGee's 359 Music.
MZ. MOXY HAS BEEN PLAYLISTED ON WHAT THE FRIDAY? INTERFM IN TOKYO, RADIO DOBLE NUEVE 99.1 IN PERU (ON MOST PLAYED LIST WITH MAJOR LABEL ARTISTS), (WASSUP ROCKER RADIO AND RADIO ALCHEMY) ON WXUT IN OHIO, USA, RODNEY ON THE ROQ (KROQ IN LOS ANGELES), A PINT OF CACOPHONY, (SKID ROW STUDIOS RADIO, LOS ANGELES), THE DUKEY RADIO SHOW ON CROYDON RADIO, WXUT, KCMP, WWCD, WFMU (and more every week!)
If Marc Bolan and Debbie Harry had a lovechild, she might sound a little like Mz. Moxy. Moxy is an American singer, songwriter and musician who currently resides in London. Born and raised in New Jersey, she is a shameless anglophile - and attributes her affliction to the following elements:
1. The early melodic discovery of Paul McCartney and Wings.
2. Crushing on John from the English Sci-Fi series “The Tomorrow People” which reran on American TV during her early childhood.
3. Twiggy the fashion icon.
In 2014, Mz. Moxy was signed by Alan McGee (Creations Records founder) to his new label, 359 Music, which is working with Cherry Red Records to release her music. "Sugar" was named Record of the Year on Interfm in Japan, and single of the week on Absolute Radio in the UK, and part of the "Janice Loves" series on Radio 2. Mz. Moxy has been played for 11 consecutive months on KROQ in the States, with over 20 other stations following suit.
Moxy specializes in short, catchy, retro-flavored pop songs with a groovy beat. Lyrics are tongue-in-cheek, sometimes naughty, sometimes dark. Gibson guitars, Vox amps, Hammond Organs, tambourines and the occasional hand clap are all part of the sound. Gogo boots and 1960s mod mini-dresses are worn at all times.
Mz. Moxy is also the vocalist for the international anime hit Ben 10, which is seen in 187 countries, and 86 million homes in the United States alone. Moxy is apparently on former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Ipod as well - as he revealed during his last year at number 10: (http://goo.gl/sqkafn).
While living in L.A., Moxy self-funded her LP with a harmless hustle - suing her friends (and being sued) on television court shows. In clandestine cahoots with her partners in crime, Moxy endured the wrath of Judge Judy and a few other robed overlords for a good cause - a well-produced LP. The shows would pony up the judgement amounts, and gavel by gavel, the recording came together. Moxy also won $10,000 on a TV game show called “Cram” (http://goo.gl/uwtaIW), featuring physical challenges performed after sleep deprivation. Although she collapsed in the human-sized hamster wheel, Moxy did win the cash and was able to pay for the rest of the recording without incident.
Other career highlights include: photographing Bill Clinton in the hysterical throws of laughter at the “BILL IS ELVIS” badges she and a friend were sporting (http://goo.gl/VmuLYq), & carolling her Christmas song / Duran Duran cover “Hungry Like The Elf” on Simon LeBon’s doorstep (http://goo.gl/FeRH5w). In 2009, Moxy jaunted out of the sunshine for good. She is now Vitamin D deficient, but happily writing, snacking on Maltesers and making music in the rain.
A taste of Mz. Moxy:
“Sugar” (3:10) LYRICS - a T Rex / early Stones inspired tune about neighbourly love.
“Always Something” (3.17) LYRICS - You know those days when everything is destined to go wrong? “Always Something” addresses the minor perils of modern life.
“Sunny Days” (3:12) LYRICS - This song, with a slight carnival rock vibe details the drudgery of showbiz glamor.
“Sexy Dream” (3:39) LYRICS - You can’t help what you dream, and sometimes dreams are blue. An ambient rock song with adult content (no profanity - radio friendly).
“Pure” (2:22) LYRICS - Naughty or nice? “Pure” with it’s raw feel and gritty guitars ponders this nagging dilemma. Expletive bleeped for radio.