Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on August 21, 2008
I was so moved the first time I heard the effecting lyrics of MoZella’s “Killing Time” that I had to do an immediate internet search to find out more about this mystery singer/songwriter.
MoZella is one of the freshest and most interesting voices to emerge onto the music scene. A Detroit Native — and hello! Detroit rocks… maybe you’ve heard of The White Stripes, Kid Rock (yuck!) and Madonna, all from Detroit — she lives her life under the inspiring motto “I will”. I wish I had this much determination. I’m more of an “I might” person. MoZella has a truly unique voice, a combination of R&B soul inflections and blue collar white rock, all coming from a childhood steeped in the music of her hometown.
A very determined teen, MoZella played her first gig at 15 for over caffeinated people at a local coffee shop. After graduating high school, she skipped college and left Detroit for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s bustling music scene. After a few false starts, her demo found its way into the offices of Maverick Records.
This month she’s opening for Dave Matthews in Phoenix, but first she’ll find time to perform exclusively on The Real G.
In the meantime, check her out on MySpace.