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Electronic: Trip Hop Moods: Mood: Intellectual Rock: Acoustic Moods: Type: Vocal Electronic: Folktronic

By Location
Great Britain / UK UK - England - London UK - England - West Midlands United Kingdom

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Moth

Moth are a two piece acoustic triphop band gigging regularly in and around London, UK. Their music has been described as Annie Lennox/Chrissy Hynde meets Moloko and Massive Attack in a folk music instrument store.

- HISTORY -

Ben Henderson was formerly guitarist and songwriter of the internationally successful band Bôa.

Bôa was originally a funk band formed in 1993 by drummer Ed Herten, who invited to the band keyboardist Paul Turrell, bassist Alex Caird and his school friend Steve Rodgers on guitar and vocals.

Steve's younger sister, Jasmine Rodgers, was invited to sing the chorus part of one of their first songs called "Fran", and she soon became the lead singer of the group.

Ben Henderson was recruited shortly afterward to play saxophone.

Their first live performance was in 1994 at London venue "The Forum", and they were well received by the audience. In the summer of the same year, Herten left the band, and they recruited a new drummer, Lee Sullivan. He brought a rockier feel to the group's sound augmented by Henderson's migration from sax to guitar. Ben found the guitar a more useful composition tool, and ditched the sax in favour of the Les Paul guitar.

Bôa honed their live performances with many gigs in across the South of England and, in 1996, they accepted a recording contract with a Japanese Company, Polystar. Although the album was recorded and produced in the UK, Jasmine and Steve traveled to Japan in 1998 to promote their debut album "Race of a Thousand Camels", which was released only in that country.

The first single, called "Duvet", was used as the opening theme of a new anime series of that time called Serial Experiments Lain. The international popularity of Lain introduced anime fans all around the globe to Bôa.

In 2000, Ben Henderson left Bôa and formed Moth with his wife, the talented singer songwriter Tina Henderson.
Tina Henderson originally studied under vocal trainer Celia Civic, where she received classical and choral voice coaching.

A prolific singer songwriter, she has performed at various festivals and venues in and around London, the UK and also gigged in Europe. Her easy laid back tone is the one consistent that marks each Moth song a a signature sound.

Moth record all their songs in their own studio, Black Valve Studio in Surrey, with Ben carrying out engineering and producer roles as well as playing all the instruments. Tina is prolific, and writes the lyrics and melodies, constantly trying out new ideas and styles.

Originally an eight piece band, Moth have been a constantly evolving project, with live performances and gigs leading to the release of their debut album, "Songs for the Lost" in 2002. Moth's approach of blending old and new styles of music, and recording with both vintage and modern equipment, creates an individual style that runs parallel with Bump and Thumper's general ethos.

Moth have written well over eighty songs, and have performed live at many venues in and around London. With the combination of traditional and modern songwriting styles, alongside both old-fashioned and cutting-edge production values, Moth have created and shaped a totally unique style of their own.

Moth do not promote their music heavily, but they do play two or three gigs every week, and help organise the Carshalton Environmental Fair which aims to promote environmental issues to around 10,000 festival goers every year, as well as running Harpsfest music festival every year.

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