Dakota Moon

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Dakota Moon
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Rock, Pop, R&B
Years active 1998-present
Labels Elektra
Associated acts Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick
Past members Ray Artis
Joe Dean
Ty Taylor

Dakota Moon was a band formed in Los Angeles, California in the mid-1990s. The band played a meld of pop rock, country and urban R&B; all four of the band members sang as well as played instruments. The group is composed of Ray Artis (bass guitar, vocals), Joe Dean (guitar, vocals), Malloy (percussion, vocals), and Ty Taylor (guitar, vocals). To date, they have released two studio albums for Elektra Records, and have charted three singles on the Billboard singles charts.


The four members of Dakota Moon met during a recording session in Los Angeles, and decided to form a full-time band because the session went well.[1] After touring the L. A. club circuit, the band was hired to open for Tina Turner in 1997, and they were signed with Elektra Records that same year.[1] Dakota Moon released two albums for Elektra, in 1998 and 2002, and charted three hits in the US.


Charting singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US AC US Adult T40 US T40 Main US
1998 "A Promise I Make" 10 37 69 Dakota Moon
"Another Day Goes By" 19 36
2002 "Looking for a Place to Land" 30 27 A Place to Land