Moe Berg (musician)
March 22, 1959 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Occupation(s)||Musician, record producer, writer|
|Associated acts||The Modern Minds, Facecrime, The Pursuit of Happiness|
Murray Kevin "Moe" Berg (born March 22, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead singer for the Toronto rock group The Pursuit of Happiness.
Before forming The Pursuit of Happiness, Berg was in the Edmonton bands Troc '59, The News, Modern Minds and Facecrime.
After working with The Pursuit of Happiness for ten years, Berg released his first solo album, Summer's Over, in 1997. He has also produced a number of records for other artists. He currently plays rhythm in the 1980s cover band "Monteforte".
Berg has been published as a writer, releasing his first book, a short story collection called The Green Room, in 2000 (Gutter Press, ISBN 1-896356-32-X). He has also written book reviews for Amazon.ca, the Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, among articles for other publications.
He currently works mainly as a record producer for young bands such as The Cliks.
In 2009, Berg began co-hosting a television show, Master Tracks, on Aux. The show is a documentary look at the recording process of emerging bands attempting to record a song in one day in a professional recording studio. The show's first season is currently airing on Aux and is in post production for its second season.
Berg is the cousin of Edmonton radio host Rob Berg from Edmonton classic rock station K97.
- Berg, Moe (November 7, 2004). "Words of wisdom from a grizzled rocker". Edmonton Journal. p. D12. Book review of For Those About To Rock by Dave Bidini
- Berg, Moe (March 17, 2001). "Poetically hip". The Globe and Mail. p. D2. Book review of Coke Machine Glow by Gordon Downie
- Flynn, Andrew (November 13, 2000). "From power pop to the short story: Moe Berg pursues new happiness in book of prose". Edmonton Journal. p. B5.
- Moe Berg on Myspace
- Maple Music: Moe Berg/TPOH bio
- Jam!: The Pursuit of Happiness
- The Ruckus – Audio Interview with Moe Berg from July 2009
- Moe Berg Interview from 2007
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