Rooted in a solid Irish tradition, MOXIE are inspired and shaped by the surroundings of the west of Ireland, with the addition of progressive, world and jazz influences in their musical pot. It makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland.
When five young Irish musicians went into hibernation for two weeks to explore their music by the ever-changing sky and rhythmic sounds of Irelands west coast, the result was Moxie - a group who are now inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/steel string guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and Josh Sampson (percussion). Jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music rhythms and harmonies are creatively structured around their solid traditional backbone, treating the listener to layers of rich and intricate sounds as the band deliver a punchy programme of both their own compositions and old tunes with a new emerald vibe.
In August 2014 they released their debut album ‘Planted’ to critical acclaim. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America, Australia and beyond, garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.