Moev

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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Moev Discography Tracks

Albums

Moev Zimmerkampf (Album) Go! Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Moev Dusk And Desire (Album) Profile Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Moev Yeah Whatever (Album) Nettwerk Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Moev Head Down (Album) Nettwerk Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Moev Ventilation (Album) Carved Out Publishing Germany 2011 Sell This Version
none Moev One Minute World(14xFile, MP3, Album) Carved Out Publishing none 2013

Singles & EPs

none Moev Cracked Mirror(12") Noetix none Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Moev Rotting Geraniums (EP) Go! Records US 1982 Sell This Version
FLEXI #18 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
Moev Alibis (EP) Nettwerk Canada 1984 Sell This Version
12NETT10 Moev Toulyev(12") Nettwerk 12NETT10 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Moev Took Out The Lace Nettwerk US 1986 Sell This Version
Moev Capital Heaven (Extended Mix) Nettwerk Canada 1987 Sell This Version
NT12 3006 Moev Wanting(12") Nettwerk NT12 3006 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Moev Yeah Whatever (Extended Mix) (Maxi) Nettwerk Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Moev Crucify Me (Single) Nettwerk Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Moev In And Out (Maxi, Single) Atlantic Germany 1990 Sell This Version
DMD 1570 Moev Head Down(12", Promo) Atlantic DMD 1570 US 1990 Sell This Version
Moev Suffer (EP) Not On Label Canada 1999 Sell This Version

Compilations

Moev The Early Years (Comp) CD Presents, Ltd. US 1987 Sell This Version
Moev Obituary Column Ha (Comp) Nettwerk Canada 1991 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

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