Angelo Moore

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Angelo Moore
Angelo Moore in a white bowler hat playing a saxophone
Moore performing with Fishbone in 2019
Background information
Birth nameAngelo Carmen Christopher Moore
Also known asDr. Madd Vibe
Born (1965-11-05) November 5, 1965 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresAlternative rock, funk metal, ska punk, spoken word, Reggae Rock, Ska
Occupation(s)Musician, Poet
Instrument(s)Vocals, Saxophone, Theremin
Years active1979–present
LabelsColumbia Records, Rowdy Records, Hollywood Records, High Times Records, Sound In Color, Nuttsactor 5

Angelo Carmen Christopher Moore (born November 5, 1965) is an American musician, best known for his work as lead singer and saxophonist for the Los Angeles ska and funk metal band Fishbone. Moore also performs and records under the stage name Dr. Madd Vibe.


Moore grew up in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and attended Hale Junior High School in Woodland Hills, where he met the other members of Fishbone's original lineup.[1] Moore's father played saxophone for Count Basie, and his parents exposed him to jazz, soul and funk music.[2] He then attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.[3]

In addition to his regular duties with Fishbone, in 1993 Moore released a poetry anthology titled Dr. Madd Vibe's Comprehensive Linkology. He also did a monologue on a live version of the Tool song "Bottom" in Grenoble, France. In 1997 he released his first solo CD, also titled Dr. Madd Vibe's Comprehensive Linkology, as well as his first video titled The Delusional Quandaries Of Dr. Madd Vibe. In 2000 Moore released another CD/video set titled The Yin-Yang Thang, and in 2006 he released the CD Dr. Madd Vibe's Medicine Cabinet. Moore also made a cameo appearance as the bandleader in the movie Idlewild, featuring Outkast members Big Boi and Andre 3000.[4] On June 26, 2012, Angelo Moore and the Rondo Brothers released the single "Brand New Step" under Ninth Street Opus record label.[5]

Moore in July 2021 played the role of Manager in the music video for "Holier than Thou", a Metallica cover song by Off!.[6]

In 2022, Moore participated in the "Celebrating David Bowie" tour, featuring Adrian Belew, Todd Rundgren, and others.[7]



Solo/Dr. Madd Vibe[edit]

  • 2000 - Angelo Moore Is Dr. Madd Vibe: The Ying Yang Thang
  • 2000 - Dr. Madd Vibe Comprehensive Linkology
  • 2005 - Dr. Madd Vibe's Medicine Cabinet
  • 2010 - Madd Vibe En Dub
  • 2012 - The Angelo Show - The Olegna Phenomenon
  • 2012 - Brand New Step (Ninth Street Opus)
  • 2016 - Brand New Step - Centuries of Heat

Albums featured[edit]


  1. ^ "Fishbone: Black and Bruised". Rolling Stone. 3 October 1991. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ "ANGELO MOORE One on One Celebrity Interview for The Tolucan Times". The Tolucan Times. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Nuttwerx". LA Weekly. 12 April 2000. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  4. ^ Sutton, Michael. "Biography: Angelo Moore". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step". Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  6. ^ Wright, Imani WJ (July 7, 2021). "OFF! Covers Metallica's 'Holier Than Thou,' Their First New Song in Seven Years". Spin Magazine. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "Celebrating David Bowie 2022 tribute tour to feature Todd Rundgren, King Crimson's Adrian Belew, and more". 16 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Ishan Cooper "Coop Deville presents Bat Funk Crazy… In 3D !!!"". Funk-U (in French). Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  9. ^ "SKA DREAM, by Jeff Rosenstock".

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