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Five Guys Named Moe

Please note this is not any of the several American bands with this name or variations on this name.


Country of origin:

Canada and Scotland

Type of music generally:

Lively folk/alternative pop

Status:

Band has broken up. Only release, Five Guys Named Moe (1990)

See also:

All Music's Five Guys Named Moe biography

Last FM's Five Guys Named Moe info

The Ectophiles' Guide Entry for Meg Lunney

Comparisons:

Bound By The Beauty-era Jane Siberry, Meg Lunney's solo work, other Canadian folkpop groups

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

This is not the musical or any of the U.S. bands with this name—this is an early 1990s band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
     This is lively, bouncy pop, very upbeat, with the quirky vocals of Meg Lunney and the more usual vocals of Jonathan Evans. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Five Guys Named Moe is their sole release

Recordings:

Five Guys Named Moe (1990)

Five Guys Named Moe

Release info:

1990—RCA (Canada)—PD 74606

Availability:

Wide on release in Canada; now hard to find

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of folkie/pop or for Meg Lunney fans

Group members:

Jonathan Evans—vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Meg Lunney—vocals, piano, organ, keyboards, accordion
Tom McKay—acoustic bass, electric bass, additional vocals
Graeme Murray—drum kit, additional vocals

Guest artists:

Dónal Lunny—bouzouki, bodhran, additional acoustic guitar, additional vocals
Noel Eccles—percussion
James Kelly—five-string banjo
Ronan Browne—uilleann pipes, low whistle

Produced by:

Dónal Lunny

Comments:

This is a collection of lively pop songs with harmonic vocals, the best of which (to my tastes at least) feature the odd vocals of Meg Lunney. The songs are not all bouncy, of course, there are some lovely ballads like "Good News" and "Beneath The Willow", which has an almost traditional feel, but mostly this has a delightful energetic and fun upbeat feel. (Neile)

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