Mike Moya

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Mike Moya
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Mike Moya (2016)
Background information
GenresExperimental rock
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, piano, organ, tapes
Years active1994–present
LabelsKranky, Constellation
Associated actsGodspeed You! Black Emperor
Set Fire to Flames
Mike Moya (2009)

Mike Moya is a Canadian rock musician, who is one of the founding members[1] of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. He left the band in 1998 to concentrate on his other bands Molasses, Set Fire to Flames and HṚṢṬA., but rejoined the band during their reunion in 2010. He was part of the live band of labelmate Elizabeth Anka Vajagic. He currently lives between Berlin and Montreal with his partner Maria Hinze and their family.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor[edit]

Together with Efrim Menuck and Mauro Pezzente, Moya formed Godspeed You! Black Emperor in the early 1990s. He contributed guitar to the band's 1997 debut album F♯A♯∞ and their follow-up EP Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada, but left the group in 1998, before the EP was released. Additionally, his vocals can be heard in the opening moments of the song "Antennas to Heaven," from the group's 2000 release Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven. Moya has been participating in the band's reunion.

Other projects[edit]

After leaving Godspeed, Moya performed with a variety of other ensembles, including Molasses and Set Fire to Flames. He currently fronts the group HṚṢṬA.


Godspeed You! Black Emperor[edit]


Set Fire to Flames[edit]



Angela Desveaux[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Constellation Records (2006). "Godspeed You! Black Emperor biography". Bands Index. Constellation Records. Archived from the original on December 16, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-23.