Moving Targets (band)

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Moving Targets
Origin North Shore, MA, United States
Genres Alternative rock, punk rock, post-hardcore, post-punk
Years active 1981–1994
Labels Taang! Records
Past members Kenny Chambers
Pat Leonard
Pat Brady
Chuck Freeman
Jeff Goddard
Jamie Van Bramer

Moving Targets was an American punk/alternative rock band formed in North Shore, Massachusetts in 1981. Formed as a hardcore punk power-trio showcasing the songwriting, guitar work and emotive vocals of Kenny Chambers, the band were an important part of the Boston underground rock scene of the 80s, although they never achieved a significant degree of commercial success.[1]

The line-up most commonly associated with the band featured guitarist/vocalist Kenny Chambers, bassist Pat Leonard, and drummer Pat Brady - whose initial demo recordings formed the basis of debut album Burning In Water in 1986. Chuck Freeman replaced Leonard on bass for the band's second album Brave Noise two years later. By the time of Moving Targets' fourth and final album, 1993's Take This Ride, Chambers was the only original member of the line up; he went on to release several albums as a solo artist.[1]

Kenny Chambers of the Moving Targets
Kenny Chambers, guitarist and leader of the Moving Targets playing at TT the Bear’s in Cambridge. —photo by David Henry


Studio albums[edit]

  • Burning in Water (1986)
  • Brave Noise (1988)
  • Fall (1991)
  • Take This Ride (1993)


  • The Taang Years (2002)


  1. ^ a b Janovitz, Bill. "Moving Targets: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 March 2015.