MoeDeLL

MoeDeLL

 Big Lake, Minnesota, USA
BandAlternativeAcoustic

MoeDeLL’s funky guitar, creative lyrics, and unique voice are his foundation. Beautiful melodies and rolling rhythms tell tales from light to dark and from silliness to the endearing. While captivating audiences with a hot off the press style, you will willingly be pulled along for the ride.

Biography

Dark, romantic, silly, melancholy, sarcastic, even charismatic comes to mind when describing MoeDeLL and his music. He uses music as "medicine". "There was a lot of pain and hurt from my childhood, but also funny/happy memories too, so I just write about my own experiences from living".

Born on the east coast of Virginia, MoeDeLL was influenced by many styles of music. "I can't say I am influenced by any particular artist or band, but more by people and situations around me." "My grandmother is a huge influence on me and my music, and she probably has no idea".

MoeDeLL is the former singer/songwriter of the Virginia Beach, Virginia. based band Monkey In A Mansuit. M.I.A.M's 2002 release, “Set In Stone”, yielded two singles which received quite a bit of airplay on the east coast. In early 2003, M.I.A.M. took a small break to regroup. While in that process, MoeDeLL started playing a few solo acoustic gigs merely for the fact of not having a backing band, and by the year's end had done well over 200 shows on his own. MoeDeLL released his first solo EP entitled “The Facade”, in May 2004. On “The Facade”, he dives more into singer/songwriter with darker lyrics than had previously shown on any M.I.A.M. material which was more funk/rock. While the lyrics are dark and beautiful, the radio friendly format stays intact on “The Facade”. “This Time” is a stripped down acoustic song receiving airplay on radio and “Sensational” is also seeing airplay. MoeDeLL performs as a solo acoustic artist, and also with his 4 piece band from time to time. The shows take you on an emotional rollercoaster as he occasionally dives into his old funk/jazz ways from Monkey In A Mansuit, playing wah and various effects on the acoustic, and also turning out some great cover songs that you might not expect from him.

In late 2005, MoeDeLL started recording his next full length album, and was signed to Aquarium Records. Aquarium released the album, "Out There", in June of 2006. The new album is loaded with a diversity of acoustic songs and rock songs. MoeDeLL's cover of Blind Melon's "Toes Across The Floor" will be included on the Blind Melon Tribute Album "Twenty Stories Below", and should be released by the end of 2006.

Lyrics

This Time

Written By: MoeDell

As far as i can see
you'll never know whats going
Did you ever stop to think about me?
and what you see in me
Just gotta find a way
to make it stay
won't let it slip away

Right now its coming for you
it circles around
its turning into
and now its right here with me
i got blinders on
so i cant see it

See it's inevitable
that you'll go with me and be a part of me
i understand it was a wicked thing to do at the time but we'll be fine
just gotta find a way to make it stay won't let it slip away this time

And now its coming for you
it's spreading the wings
it's turning into
and now it's right here with me
i got blinders on so i can't feel it

We gotta turn it around
We gotta turn it

And now its coming for you
it circles around
it's turning into
and now its right here with me
I got blinders on so i can't feel a thing

Going Home

Written By: MoeDeLL

Going Home

When I hear the laughter
the soul rises up again
in a dream I wonder
before I could never feel

And I swear it wont be the same this time

Far away from angry
I’m taking it all with me
Well I trouble with it later
the soul is ready to leave

And I tried to take it all the way
I'm going home again

I cant endure this habit
of letting it slip away
I need to find an anchor
to keep me grounded

Well all I see are habits
the fingers they wrap around
Well they're in a perfect order
The labels facing out

Big Man On A Mission

Written By: MoeDeLL

I dont know what i'm thinkin'
I got my head in a bottle and i'm drinkin'
Got the weight of the world on my shoulders
Give me a tall one give me a cold one
I dont know if i'm alright
Tell you in the morning if I feel fine
I dont know if i'm alright
Tell ya in the mornin' if I look right

I dont wanna go
I just wanna stick around
I dont wanna come back down

Big man on a mission
A couple more rounds double fistin'
I'm seein' double when I look at you
I bet we'll lose a little clothes before its all through
I dont know if i'm alright
I'll tell you in the mornin' if I feel fine
I dont know if i'm alright
I got the beergoggles on and you look right

I dont wanna go
I just wanna stick around
I dont wanna come back down

Its early in the mornin'
I get a text at 3:30 in the mornin'...say
Gonna call me when he's all through
We'll pop the motherfucker then we're all through
I dont know if i'm alright
I'll tell you in the mornin' if I feel right
I dont know if i'm alright
I got the beergoggles on and you look fine

Inside

Written By: MoeDeLL

I dont know what you see in me
Well I cant breath when you talk to me
Everydays summertime
I feel the chill but im warm inside

Im...Going inside
So far away...Going Inside

Roam the streets just you and me
We'll take our time to ride the lines
Hand in hand we'll walk over lands
Fly over mountains like superman

Im...Going inside
So far...Going Inside

Well I feel sorta heavy today
And I cant believe the shape that im in
These feet wont carry me away....at all

Sooner or later it'll build up then you'll blow up
Yes you'll blow up
Finally I can can breath
Stepped outta myself Im starting to see

Im...Going inside
So far...Going Inside

Well I feel sorta heavy today
And I cant believe the shape that Im in
These feel wont carry me away....at all

Thin Air

Written By: MoeDeLL

What to do now i cant wait
Keep on pushin until it caves
My back is bendin into a U
Walk the thin air but fell right through
He fell right through

Oh no, well I cant even breath when youre around
Turn me upside down again

Is it real now well I cant tell
Close that heavy eye then fell
My back is bendin into a U
Walk the thin air but fell right through
He fell right through

Oh no, well I cant even breath when youre around
Turn me upside down again

Discography

"Set In Stone"- 2002- Debut LP from Monkey In A Mansuit

"The Facade"- 2004- MoeDeLL's solo EP

"Out There"- 2006- MoeDeLL...Aquarium Records

Set List

ORIGINALS:

Drive
Aggravation
Cat In From The Rain
Picture Perfect
Going Home
Move Away
Erase It
Sensational
That Wont Fly
Roman
Resurface In The Matter
Infinity
This Time
Get Me
Wont The Gods Ever Listen?
Skin
Cant Complain
Explode
Spoken
Got the Black
Remarkable
Solitaire
Over & Over
Something Better

Covers: (IF NEEDED)

Foo Fighters
Blind Melon
Smashing Pumpkins
Jack Johnson
Janes Addiction
Tool
Jimi Hendrix
Weezer
Deftones
The Police
Nirvana
Tom Petty
Dave Mathews
Red Hot Chili Pepper
STP
The Cure
many more....