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JOSH KENNEDY guitar/vocals  |  CHICO DIAZ drums/vocals  |  JORDAN HOFFMAN bass/vocals

The Black Moods play raw, amplified rock & roll.

Born in the Arizona desert and reared on stages across North America, the band delivers a modern update of a timeless sound, breathing fresh life into a familiar mix of electric guitars, anthemic hooks, and percussive stomp. The Black Moods’ three members — frontman/guitarist Josh Kennedy, drummer Chico Diaz and bassist Jordan Hoffman — aren’t looking to reinvent the wheel. Instead, they’re piling into a vehicle that’s existed for decades, souping up the engine to suit their contemporary needs, and steering those wheels toward their own rock & roll horizon.

The band formed in Tempe, Arizona. Inspired by local heroes like the Gin Blossoms and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers — both of whom have become champions of the Black Moods, often tapping the group as a high-profile opening act — The Black Moods began building their audience the old-school way: by hitting the road. They toured heavily, promoting albums like their 2012 self-titled debut and 2016’s Medicine with gigs across the country. By the time “Bella Donna” hit the radio airwaves during the summer of 2018, The Black Moods’ fanbase had grown exponentially. The song became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, paving the way for the band’s biggest shows to date.

Modern-day torchbearers of ageless rock & roll, The Black Moods aren’t shy about nodding to their influences. “Bella Donna” was partially inspired by the Doors’ slinky strut, while the climatic chorus of “Bad News” points to alt-rock mainstays like the Foo Fighters. With one boot planted in the same ground as their influences and the other pointed toward unexplored territory, The Black Moods blaze their own path while still paying tribute to those who came before them.

Both “Bella Donna” and “Bad News” were recorded with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny Karkazis, who flew to Phoenix and set up a makeshift studio in the band’s own rehearsal space. There, in the same practice facility once shared by hometown heroes like the Refreshments, the band funneled the spirit and swagger of their live show into their most dynamic recordings to date. That live show — which The Black Moods sharpened with cross-country tours alongside the Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Eve 6, Cracker, and numerous other headliners — has always been one of the band’s strongest selling points. Now, thanks to singles like “Bella Donna” (which also lends its name to the first wine in The Black Moods’ wine series), The Black Moods’ fury and fire onstage is matched by their electricity on record.

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Current single “Bad News” being worked at radio now. 

Currently #34 (4/30/19)   Over 122k views on Youtube. 

First Single “Bella Donna” #34 on Mediabase .

Active Rock (Top 40 for 14 weeks)

RADIO:

  • WJJO/Madison (Mediabase/BDS)
  • WRZK/Johnson City (Mediabase/BDS)
  • KQRA/Springfield (Mediabase/BDS)
  • WIIL/Chicago (Mediabase/BDS)
  • KHTQ/Spokane (Mediabase/BDS)
  • WYBB/Charleston (Mediabase/BDS)
  • WHXR/Portland (Mediabase/BDS)
  • MUSIC CHOICE (Mediabase/BDS)
  • KFRQ/McAllen (Mediabase/BDS)
  • WBYR/Fort Wayne (Mediabase/BDS)
  • WCPR/Biloxi (Mediabase/BDS)
  • WRIF/Detroit (Mediabase/BDS)
  • KDOT/Reno (Mediabase/BDS)
  • KXDG/Joplin (BDS)
  • KFMW/Waterloo (BDS)
  • WRBR/South Bend (BDS)
  • WKLC/Charleston, WV (BDS)
  • KOZE/Lewiston (BDS Indicator)
  • KCVI/Idaho Falls (BDS Indicator)
  • KCGQ/Cape Girardeau (BDS Indicator)
  • KEDJ/Twin Falls (BDS Indicator)
  • KDDX/Spearfish, SD (BDS Indicator)
  • KGRR/Dubuque (BDS Indicator)
  • KTRX/Ardmore (BDS Indicator)
  • WOTT/Watertown (BDS Indicator)
  • WKIT/Bangor (BDS Indicator)
  • KFMA/Tucson (Mediabase/BDS)
  • KZGL/Flagstaff (BDS Indicator)
  • KHHK/Yakima (BDS Indicator)
  • WFRD/Lebanon, NH (BDS Indicator)
  • WZRK/Dodgeville (BDS Indicator)
  • KZND/Anchorage (BDS Indicator)
  • KIBZ/Lincoln (BDS Indicator)
  • WKHY/Lafayette (BDS Indicator)
  • WZRK/Dodgeville (BDS Indicator)
  • KMKO/Mankato (BDS Indicator)
  • KZZK/Quincy (BDS Indicator)
  • Metal Fortress Radio (Small Market Radio)
  • KTED/Casper (Small Market Radio)
  • KTMG/Prescott (Small Market Radio)
  • Rockfile Radio (Small Market Radio)
  • KFML/Little Falls (Small Market Radio)

TOURING:

  • 4/15/2019 The Bomb Factory Dallas, TX 
  • 4/17/2019 The Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX 
  • 4/19/2019 IP Casino Resort Spa Biloxi, MS 
  • 4/20/2019 State Bank Ampitheatre Atlanta, GA 
  • 4/22/2019 Hard Rock Café Orlando, FL 
  • 4/23/2019 Ruth Eckherd Hall Clearwater, FL 
  • 4/25/2019 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL 
  • 4/26/2019 Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne, FL 
  • 4/28/2019 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC 
  • 4/29/2019 Rose Music Center at The Heights Huber Heights, OH 
  • 5/1/2019 The National Richmond, VA 
  • 5/5/2019 Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA 
  • 5/7/2019 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ 
  • 5/8/2019 The Paramount Huntington, NY 
  • 5/10/2019 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton, NH 
  • 5/14/2019 Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA 
  • 5/21/2019 Route 99 Wapakoneta, OH
  • 5/22/2019 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
  • 6/5/2019 Circus Meximus Rocky Point, Mexico
  • 6/16/2019 Los Angeles, The Troubador
  • 6/22/2019 Pinetop, AZ Private
  • 6/30/2019 Madison, WI WJJO
  • 7/5/2019 Monett, MO First on the Front
  • 7/6/2019 Table Rock, MO Petes Dock
  • 7/19/2019 St. Charles, IL Angies House
  • 7/20/ 2019 OskKosh, WI – RockUSA
  • 7/25/2019 Whitesburg, KY The Listening Room
  • 7/26/2019 Toledo, OH Frankies Inner City
  • 7/28/2019 Southbend, IN KRBR The Growl
  • 7/31/2019 Minneapolis, MN w/ Gin Blossoms
  • 8/1/2019 Milwaukee, WI w/ Gin Blossoms
  • 8/2/2019 Ft. Wayne, IN w/ Gin Blossoms
  • 8/3/2019 Table Rock, MO The Lake
  • 8/5/2019 Wilmington, NC w/ Gin Blossoms
  • 8/10/2019 Hollywood Casino – St. Louis, MO
  • 8/13/2019 – Phoenix, AZ Gin Blossoms/Collective Soul
  • 8/15/2019 – Orange County Fair w/ Gin Blossoms/Collective Soul

Spotify – 11k + Monthly listeners  • 5360+ Instagram Follower

15k+ Facebook Followers  •  2500+ Twitter Followers

Average over 150 shows per year