Have Your Day
The Moods take the fundamental pop dynamic, strongly influenced by the British Invasion of the 1960s, and layer in a variety of instruments, bringing their sound to a more symphonic level. Imagine an upbeat, pop-driven version of Belle & Sebastian with a hint of a modernized Buddy Holly. Their songs delve into the deep waters of incisive political and social commentary, and resurface to universal themes of love and heartache. Frontman Jay Africa sets the foundation with his rhythm guitar lines, adding a second guitar (Brian Johnson) in counterpoint, and a rocksteady bass (Eric Carter) and drumline (Mark Adams) which create the backbone of the band. Heidi Kushnatsian's playful piano and elegant violin lines add movement and complexity, while the electronic facet of the synth (Erin Africa) creates a modern texture. Five-part vocal harmonies complete the richness that defines The Moods.