Moev

Profile:
MOEV is a synth-pop band based in Vancouver, Canada.
It was founded in 1981 by Tom Ferris (keyboards, percussion) and Cal Stephenson (keyboards, vocals). They were joined by Madeleine Morris (vocals) and Mark Jowett (guitar) later that year. MOEV's debut album, "Zimmerkampf," appeared in 1982.

After their first label (San Francisco based "Go! Records") went broke in early 1983, band member Mark Jowett and manager Terry McBride formed Nettwerk Records in early 1984 to release MOEV material.
Singer Madeleine Morris departed, leaving Cal Stephenson to fill in temporarily. Christine Jones was recruited to provide vocals for the 1984 singles "Toulyev" and "Alibis."

In January 1985 Michela Arrichiello became the new vocalist in collaboration with Cal. After signing with Profile Records of New York in September 1985, "Dusk And Desire" was released. At this point, Mark Jowett left to concentrate on his managerial duties at Nettwerk, Cal Stephenson returned to school, and Michela Arrichiello left as well....

A new lineup for MOEV would take shape: joining Tom Ferris were Kelly Cook (bass, drums, vocals), Dean Russell (vocals) and Anthony Valcic (keyboards, percussion) (briefly). Two successful 12" singles followed, "Wanting" and "Capital Heaven (Extended Mix)," and MOEV were picked up by Atlantic Records for the next album "Yeah Whatever".

In early 1990, MOEV began recording with producer John Fryer on their third album "Head Down," with Sarah McLachlan providing background vocals.
The release of the 1991 compilation album "Obituary Column Ha" appeared to be MOEV's last. Singer Dean Russell passed away in 1994 after a lengthy illness.

Tom Ferris worked in various other projects until 1998, when he and Julie, his wife and new vocalist, decided to re-animate the band, recording songs they had written in the intervening years. Founding member Cal Stephenson co-wrote some songs. Kelly Cook re-joined the band. Finally Drew Maxwell (guitar player for Redshift) was added to the lineup.

Perhaps there is more in store from MOEV....
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Albums

GO 004 Moev - Zimmerkampf album art Moev Zimmerkampf (Album) Go! Records GO 004 US 1982 Sell This Version
PRO-1210-DJ Moev - Dusk And Desire album art Moev Dusk And Desire (Album) Nettwerk PRO-1210-DJ US 1985 Sell This Version
SPV 85-7332 Moev - Yeah Whatever album art Moev Yeah Whatever (Album) Nettwerk SPV 85-7332 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
A2 82074 Moev - Head Down album art Moev Head Down (Album) Nettwerk A2 82074 US 1990 Sell This Version
none Moev - Ventilation album art Moev Ventilation (Album) Carved Out Publishing none Germany 2011 Sell This Version
none Moev - One Minute World album art Moev One Minute World(14xFile, MP3, Album) Carved Out Publishing none 2013

Singles & EPs

none Moev - Cracked Mirror album art Moev Cracked Mirror(12", EP) Noetix none Canada 1981 Sell This Version
GO002 Moev - Rotting Geraniums album art Moev Rotting Geraniums (EP) Go! Records GO002 US 1982 Sell This Version
FLEXI #18 Moev - In Your Head / Sing / Harmonax album art Moev / The Pool Moev / The Pool - In Your Head / Sing / Harmonax(Flexi, 7", Bla) Trouser Press, GO! Records, Moment Productions FLEXI #18 US 1982 Sell This Version
12 NTWK 11 Moev - Alibis album art Moev Alibis (EP) Nettwerk 12 NTWK 11 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
12NETT10 Moev - Toulyev album art Moev Toulyev(12") Nettwerk 12NETT10 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
PRO-7093-DJ Moev - Took Out The Lace album art Moev Took Out The Lace (Single) Nettwerk PRO-7093-DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
NT12-3012 Moev - Capital Heaven (Extended Mix) album art Moev Capital Heaven (Extended Mix) Nettwerk NT12-3012 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
NT12 3006 Moev - Wanting album art Moev Wanting(12") Nettwerk NT12 3006 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
W1-3027 Moev - Crucify Me album art Moev Crucify Me (Single) Nettwerk W1-3027 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
SPV 50-7329 Moev - Yeah Whatever (Extended 12 Inch Single Mix) album art Moev Yeah Whatever (Extended 12 Inch Single Mix) (Single, Maxi) Nettwerk, Nettwerk SPV 50-7329 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
001-30936 Moev - In And Out album art Moev In And Out (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 001-30936 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
DMD 1570 Moev - Head Down album art Moev Head Down(12", Promo) Atlantic DMD 1570 US 1990 Sell This Version
none Moev - Suffer album art Moev Suffer (EP) Not On Label none Canada 1999 Sell This Version

Compilations

CD047 Moev - The Early Years album art Moev The Early Years (Comp) CD Presents, Ltd. CD047 US 1987 Sell This Version
W4-30049 Moev - Obituary Column Ha album art Moev Obituary Column Ha (Comp) Nettwerk W4-30049 Canada 1991 Sell This Version

Videos

none Moev - Green-Tinted Sixties Mind / Head Down album art Mr. Big / Moev Mr. Big / Moev - Green-Tinted Sixties Mind / Head Down(VHS, Advance, NTSC) Atlantic, Nettwerk none US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Moev - Live 1982 album art Moev Live 1982(9xFile, MP3) Not On Label none 2014