"Moby" (born "Richard Melville Hall" on September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York, and raised in Darien, Connecticut) is an American electronic musician and the name of his live band.
Moby is best known for singles like "Go", "Porcelain", "South Side" with Gwen Stefani, "We Are All Made of Stars" and "Lift Me Up". He has also released music under the names "Voodoo Child", "Barracuda", "UHF", "The Brotherhood", "DJ Cake", "Lopez", and "Brainstorm/Mindstorm".
Moby plays keyboard, guitar, and bass guitar. He took his performing name from the novel ''Moby-Dick'' by Herman Melville, who was his great-great-granduncle.
Moby used to be in a punk band called the Vatican Commandos, which was formed in 1980, but abandoned punk in 1989 for electronic music. He realized his music tastes and growth were going in opposite directions of his previous bands.
His first album "The Story So Far (aka Moby)" featured the single "Go", which gained popularity in many discos, and earned a spot on the UK charts. The song is so popular that Moby still plays "Go" regularly in his sets. "Go" is a progressive track using the string line from "Laura Palmer's Theme" from the TV drama ...
|years active||1991 – present|
|origin||Harlem, New York, USA|
|music genre|| Trance |
|current members||''''Richard Melville Hall''''|