West of Ireland, County Sligo
Since their debut album Moxie have been busy touring internationally and have so many highlights to remember including their performance at the Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam, and festivals around the world such as Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), Oulu Folk Festival (Finland), Portfairy Folk Festival (Aus) and have completed tours in Australia, Austria and America.
These Five young lads with traditional backbones deliver a new brand of Irish music heavily influenced by Indie, Electro, Jazz, House, and Rock putting them at the forefront of new music from Ireland. Delivering an energetic, wild and unique live show, Moxie have been inspiring audiences and musicians with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar/electric guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion/percussion/keyboards), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo/electric tenor guitar) and Josh Sampson (drums)
Recent highlight performance saw Moxie invited to perform their compositions with The
’Irresistible, revolutionary energy’ – The Irish Times ★★★★★
"MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music." - The Irish Examiner ★★★★
The first part of this year has seen Moxie performing an Official showcase at The Folk Alliance International held in Montreal and the band took the opportunity to Tour and perform some gigs in Ontario which included The Midland Cultural Centre and Hugh’s Room Toronto, the experience was worth the snow bound highways and minus temperatures the band witnessed on their first excursion to Canada and they are looking forward to returning in 2020.
March this year was a career highlight to date with the band having been invited to perform their compositions with Ireland’s RTÉ Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Dublin under the baton of conductor David Brophy. For the band, performing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra was ‘a huge honour’. ‘To have an orchestra of the calibre of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra want to work with us, gives us a sense that our music does indeed speak and reach out to new audiences all the time.’ it was an ‘electrifying gig’ featuring ‘music that mirrors Irish society today, music that is reflection of multicultural Ireland, music that brings the listener to all corners of Ireland and beyond!’