FAQ

Q:  Is MOVE the same band that recorded “Flowers in the Rain”, the first chart single ever played on BBC Radio 1?

A:  No.  That was in 1967, when not a one of us had been born; and that band was called The Move.  We are just MOVE (all caps, please), and, unlike The Move, we will never become E.L.O.  (Nothing against E.L.O. They are super fun.)

Q:  Is MOVE a cover band?

A:  No.  That is not to say we don’t do covers.  We do.  A lot of them.  Sometimes whole albums (such as our front-to-back performances of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and The Dark Side of the Moon).  But we’re always looking to make them our own, even as we evoke a faithfulness to the originals.  Moreover, we do have an ever-growing array of original material.  Our watchword is adaptability.  We like the challenge of creating a specific music for a specific time/place/project.

Q:  So if I hire you, you’ll play whatever I want?

A:  Well, that depends on what you want, what you really really want.  If you want three hours of Spice Girls–or three minutes of Spice Girls–no deal.  But when we’ve been asked for dancy sets, ’60s and ’80s sets, Christmas and Mardi Gras sets, Neil Young and Bob Marley and Beatles sets, we’ve delivered with alacrity.  So it can’t hurt to ask.  The worst we can do is spit at you.  But we won’t.

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Q:  Why can’t I see your drummer in any of the pictures on this site?

A:  What are you talking about?  Why, here’s Josiah now!

Q:  Do you have a CD?

A:  Not yet.  Our focus has been playing live.  But stay tuned.

Q:  But you do have original music?

A:  Oh yes.

Q:  Where can I see this MOVE?

A:  Find out on our calendar (a.k.a. Upcoming Shows).

Q:  Is it true that you sometimes cover entire albums, just because you can? If so, give me some examples.

A:   It’s totally true. To date we have performed Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars, and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass. Check out our Audio+Video page for some samples.

Q:  Is it true one of you has written a novel?

A:  Yes, but that’s got nothing to do with MOVE.  For that you have to go to greggorymoore.com.  But here’s a sneak peek at the outside:
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Q:  Is MOVE associated with the MOVE Organization?

A:  No.  However, Jon Zell was a Philadelphia resident on May 13, 1985, when the city’s police department dropped a bomb on the organization’s compound and let the ensuing fire (which killed five children and destroyed 60 other homes) burn, choices for which a jury found the City of Philadelphia guilty of excessive force and civil-rights violations.  Oh, but you were wondering about the name. Yes, this is where Jon got the name.

Q:  Do you have a mailing list?

A:   You mean MOVE’s Mailing List of Love and Information? Yes, we do. There’s a sign-up link at the top right of every page on this site (including this one).

Q:  Your Website is gear.  Who designed it?  Who took all the lovely pictures?

A:  We genuflect in thanks to Ryan Smolar for the Web design, working through the Long Beach Small Business Development Center.  Regarding the pics, various folks have contributed, but most were taken by Vaughan Risher.  He does yeoman’s work covering Long Beach’s bitchen music scene.  Check him out at bandimage.com.

Q:  Do you have a mailing list?

A:   You mean MOVE’s Mailing List of Love and Information? Yes, we do. There’s a sign-up link at the top right of every page on this site (including this one).

Q:  You haven’t answered all my questions.  How do I contact you, for example?

A:  Go to our “Contact Us” page, silly.
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