MOKSA

MOKSA

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MOKSA embraces rock with style while keeping true to its bluesy jam roots. Best experienced live, MOKSA delivers performances charged with electricity and passion. MOKSA is ready to take the world by storm with their bluesy grooves, catchy melodies and bone-shaking rhythms.

Biography

Filling in the gap between great songwriting and danceable music, MOKSA takes the bluesy jam-rock sound and pumps up the adrenaline! Hailing from Montreal, MOKSA is best experienced live. You can catch the song "ZEM" on CBC Radio One across Canada as an example of talent in Montreal. MOKSA's following everywhere they play is dedicated and they have been praised by everyone from Bedouin Soundclash's Jay Malinowski to Big Sugar/Grady's Gordie Johnson.

Lyrics

Quiet Room

Written By: Jesin

Sitting in a well lit room,
with furnished chairs and polished stairs and walls painted blue
Wearing clothes that fit the mood,
With tattered hair and dated flares and eyes that say don't intrude

The surface calm impairs the view,
the burried angst like rumbling tanks destroys and deludes
and lies in bottles sealed subdued
that wont emerge until the urge imlodes and consumes

All his gifts he takes for granted, all his talents he ignores
doesn't want to have to work hard he just wants rewards
All his life he been admired, people want to fill his shoes
he's got everything, to lose

A sober stare fixed on a name
lamented choice a swolen voice are all that remains
the bottle calls the man refrains
its contents skew but can't undo a lifetime of shame

All his gifts he takes for granted, all his talents he ignores
doesn't want to have to work hard, he just wants rewards
all his life he been admired, people want to fill his shoes
he's got everything, to lose

Discography

Demo (2006)
MOKSA EP (2007)
ZEM (CBC Radio One/CKUT)
Music in the Background (CKUT)
Quiet Room (CKDU)
Combust (CKDU)

Set List

Quiet Room
Semblance of Sanity
ZEM
Music in the Background
Indecisive
Combust
Release
One Man
Unfinished Business
Lady Luck
Vintage Girl
Legendary Blues
plus many more originals!

Covers include:
Birds of a Feather (Phish)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns n' Roses)

There is no typical setlist for MOKSA. We generally play 1 set between 45 min.-1.5 hr. that consists of about 90% original material.