Bonnaroo Artist | Bob Moses
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Upstart electronic duo Bob Moses consists of Vancouver bred Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howe, but, despite being high school acquaintances, their musical journey began years later in a chance encounter in a New York parking lot. The two teamed up to put together their debut EP, Hands To Hold, in 2012, which was released on boutique label Scissor & Thread. After a second EP was released in 2014, they caught the attention of Domino Records, and the publicity wheels started turning. They dropped one more EP and a compilation album under Domino before dropping their highly acclaimed debut full length, Days Gone By, in late 2015, which features breakout hits like “Tearing Me Up” and “Too Much Is Never Enough.”
Vallance is the product of a musical family and a Berklee Music School grad, who found a place in the New York electronica scene. Howe spent his time as a singer-songwriter before the chance encounter and birth of Bob Moses. The combination of their backgrounds creates a downtempo, deep house electronica backbone with emotive vocals and organic instrumentation that is a refreshing twist in melding the direction of modern music, and it is showing with their packed summer touring schedule. They are sure to see an explosion of fans with the summer festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Moogfest. If you are a fan of Sylvan Esso, Glass Animals, or Alt-J, these guys are a must see on your Roo schedule.
LISTEN | “Too Much Is Never Enough”
WATCH | “Tearing Me Up” (Official Video)