Moshe V Band
Moshe Vilozny- Vocals, Acoustic Guitars
Gary Kehoe- Drums & Percussion
Dan Robbins- Upright Bass
Jim Lewin- Lead Acoustic Guitars
Moshe V was born in Portland Oregon and raised in Santa Cruz California; spending summers in Israel and winters throughout Latin America. Moshe incorporates his life experiences into original songs steeped in American Roots Music and sprinkled with musical influences from around the globe.
Moshe has been writing & performing original songs since high school, when he found he could earn more busking on the streets of Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz than he could pumping gas at the neighborhood station.
In 2004, Moshe released his 1st studio album "Revolucion" with his world music group Universal Language. An album featuring 12 of his original songs sung in English, Spanish & Hebrew. The group toured throughout the west coast packing venues and headlining festivals including Earthdance, Sierra Nevada & Reggae On The River where they were joined by Michael Franti (a video of which is on the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE tab of this site) As players moved out of the area & country and Moshe settled down into married family life, the group took a hiatus, but still reunite every few years for special reunion shows.
2016 found Moshe returning full circle back to his roots as a singer songwriter with the release of "Lost & Found". One of the last projects recorded at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz, the album features 13 original songs performed live in studio. The album features all acoustic instrumentation, & some of Santa Cruz's finest players. The album was put onto heavy rotation on AAA Americana radio station KPIG where it is often requested.
2017 finds Moshe writing more than ever as he draws on his life changes, including the birth of his daughter Isla on July 6th. He has written the material for his 3rd album which will be his most intimate effort yet. He is performing mainly as a solo artist showcasing songs from his previous two albums and his forthcoming album bringing honest, heartfelt original live music to his audiences.