Mosey Beat is a progressive funk rock group bringing high energy dance grooves, mellow waves, and classic rock and roll to create a new fusion of sound. The New Jersey-based power trio was formed in 2012. Their original music has gained momentum in the NEPA area with their unique live show and improvised jams.
Consisting of three core members, Taylor O'Connor (guitar, vocals), Blair O'Connor (drums, vocals), and Dave Abraham (bass), the band has a passion for making original music and composing jams in real time. Taking inspiration from marching, classical, and jazz along with bands such as Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dopapod, The Police, Snarky Puppy, and Weather Report to expand a genre of improvised music that is still being discovered. Due to the diverse amount of influence from the entire group, Mosey Beat shows prowess and is not afraid to break the mold when it comes to their songs. Their ability to captivate an audience and read the energy in the room allows for a new live show every single night.
Mosey Beat’s mission is to allow for every moment to be enjoyed with passion while keeping the groove steady, words heavy and the good vibes plenty.
"Are they funk? Prog rock? Jam band? The answer is all of the above. (Trust me, that's a good thing.) Phillipsburg's Mosey Beat will have you moving, grooving and shaking your moneymaker in 60 seconds or less." - Dustin Schoof (Journalist)
Thunder, a cloud of smoke, 40.2hz and a fender jazz bass. This is what Dave Abraham was born into June 1993, and found at 14 when he stumbled across the bass customized by Luthier Ryan Thompson of New Jersey. Through metal, jazz, rock, latin and classic hip hop he seeks to unite improvisational and composed music together, to create the next wave of fusion and funky rock. From early metal bands to a journey in music education/performance from the jazz bunker at William Paterson University, Dave has been seeking to expand the next outlook of music. Taking after Robert Glasper, Chick Corea, Umphrey’s McGee and BadBadNotGood, he can be seen reaching this goal with Mosey Beat on the bass; although he likes to consider himself a pianist at times.
Born November 14th 1992, Blair was brought into this world with a purpose that could only be fulfilled with rhythm. First picking up the sticks at age 5 he had a desire to play, putting him ahead of the game. Demonstrating his proficiency when band became an option at school, he was able to get private lessons, furthering his development on the drum set. When High School came, the focus shifted to marching band. Having a vigorous drum line program introduced a whole new interest. Developing discipline and different techniques, as well as advancing musicianship that would later come to use. A year after graduating High School Mosey Beat was formed as an acoustic trio; later developing into the electric trio known today. Blair started playing drum set again, incorporating the skills he learned along the way developing a style that gives way to infectious grooves.
March 13th 1991, Taylor was born a natural wordsmith and is a self taught guitarist. Although starting with drums at age 7 and playing proficiently through college, Taylor's love for guitar quickly exceeded his love for drums. At the age of 13 Taylor picked up the guitar his older brother had rented and couldn't put it down. Taylor wasn't hesitant to borrow the guitar, which led him to purchasing his first acoustic guitar. Developing his voice and lyrical content all the while writing and performing on his acoustic for 5 years, he decided to dive into the electric realm. Taylor's sound has developed into a rock and roll lead while retaining the warm and mellow styles of his acoustic background, lending to a truly unique approach on the guitar that is capable of blending genres and pushing boundaries.