Moska Project began as a bass and drum duo in 2002 with original members Gilly Gonzalez (Vocals and Bass) and Carlos Chaumer (Drums). The two began brewing their friendship in Caracas, Venezuela at age 11. The word “Moska” is a Venezuelan street word used by natives to cue each other to be on the “lookout”. “Moska” was a way of life in the “fast paced metropolitan” reality that the two shared from a young age.
16 years later they had relocated to the East Coast of Florida and had traded their surviving life mode for the “take it easy” Florida state of mind. Today, Moska Project is a 6 piece band, writing and playing a blend of Reggae Rock and Latin Roots music.
Moska Project has released 4 albums and played over 300 shows throughout the US East Coast, sharing the stage with international touring artists such as: 311, Matisyahu, Galactic, G-Love, Stick Figure, SOJA, Tribal Seeds, Long Beach Dub Allstars, The Expandables, The Original Wailers, Inner Circle, Yellowman, Julian Marley, Pepper, Pato-Banton, Taking Back Sunday, Passafire, Collie Buddz amongst others.
Moska Project writes and performs original music inspired by artists like: Ernest Rangling, Jamiroquai, Mano Negra, Eek a Mouse, Gipsy King, Oscar De Leon, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Seu Jorge and Mars Volta.
Moska Project is Gilly Gonzalez (vocals and rhythm guitar), Carlos (drums), Amir Tal (lead guitar), Tom Coughter (bass), Markis Hernandez (sax and flute) and Kevin Cripanuk (trombone).
They’re best known by their audience for their high energy live shows and their dancing crowds.
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