Mo Blishen
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Mo Blishen

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | SELF

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | SELF
Band Folk Acoustic




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Mo Blishen is a singer/song writer from Wellington, New Zealand.

She started her musical career in the 80’s as a drum machine button pusher for Wellington indie band The Trephines.
It was in a Wanganui McDonalds, around 1986, over a cheeseburger, that Mo was devastated to be told that the rest of the band thought it ‘best if they parted company’.
That lead to a substantial break, where wounds were licked and confidence regained.

After answering an ad in the Evening Post classifieds Mo became a backing vocalist for Wellington rock band Madlight, who had a song on the soundtrack of Peter Jacksons first movie, Bad Taste (Rock Lies). After a lineup change Madlight became Fragile.
Unfortunately Fragile lived up to its name and disbanded in the 90’s.

Mo has also been involved in the Wellington musical theatre scene, performing in various stage productions, including a part in a local production of GODSPELL. In addition she played a Vampire in writer/director Jason Stutters’ (Tongan Ninja) first, and possibly only, musical FANG and was brought back from being staked to sing a song in the finale.

Mo went on to study as a registered nurse.

It was during this time that she met up with Alan Galloway and formed the alternative country, pop duo Galloway. Galloway was a solo venture for Alan, a member of Wellington indie pop band Lets Planet. Mo became the percussionist for the duo.
Galloway toured small venues around New Zealand and released a 6 song CD – The Closer You Get, The Better I Look. New Zealand Musician magazine loved it. A reviewer in Christchurch didn’t, giving it the one line review “The further I get, the better you sound”.
Creative differences found Mo leaving Galloway in 2009.

Mo has since embarked on a creative venture of her own. Writing songs intended primarily as therapy, helping her through a tricky time.
Eventually she would like to put a collection of her songs together as a therapeutic CD to help people through their tricky times.

Mo’s writing is honest, heart felt and at times blunt, but always entertaining.