In the dead of winter, there is nothing like the sounds of steel drums and the feel of the beach to pull you out of a slump. The great news is you do not have to travel far or pay outrageous amounts of money to feel like you are on a tropical getaway.
That is because Mozo, a reggae/island surf band from Chambersburg, Pa., is coming to University Grille on March 1, from 7—10 p.m.
The band consists of lead singer, Carlin Fields, drummer and singer, Corey Fields, keyboard player, Justin Addlesberger and bass player, Shawn Goshorn.
The name Mozo was inspired by one of the first memories the band members shared together. “We wanted the name to be meaningful and different. Mozo was the perfect choice for us,” said lead singer, Carlin Fields.
The four friends officially formed as a band only about six months ago, which is hard to believe once you hear them play.
Their style instantly takes the audience to a sunny place when you hear their Bob Marley, Matisyahu style of sound. They have coined their genre of music as “beach hop,” which is a mixture of hip-hop, reggae and island surf.
Mozo has played at several venues around the area including the Chambersburg 11/30 Ice Fest, and The Thought Lot.
They have also played in venues across the nation including the Dandelion Communitea Café and Natura Coffee & Tea in Orlando, Fla.
Their versatile and new sound seems to fit in anywhere. From the small town of Shippensburg to the beach scene of Florida, they have been loved and respected everywhere they play.
“Music is our passion, but more than that, it’s the one thing that truly makes us happy. We hope that will translate to our fans and make them just as happy as it makes us,” Corey said.
Mozo is the perfect band for anyone who may be disenchanted with today’s “music.” For more information, visit facebook.com/thebandmozo.