Bobby Moon - Bio
Bobby Moon, a vocalist/songwriter, began his recording career in the 1980s with Los Angeles post-punk band Life After Death. Able to sing in a number of languages, Moon has developed a cult following world-wide. In the 1990s he started a Funk and Latin-influenced dance band called Spellbound, which continues to this day. Spellbound has released a succession of albums on its Selfish Recordings label. In 2020 Bobby Moon released his first full-length solo album “Private Message.”
Born to Korean and American parents and moving around the United States several times before he was 18, Bobby has always considered himself somewhat of an outsider. Turning to music and poetry early on as a form of escapism, Bobby started to hone the skills which would later enable him to lead bands, as well as write and produce for other artists, and eventually release a solo album of original material. As a teen, Bobby enjoyed writing lyrics / poetry and found a number of local bands asking him for lyrics for their compositions. One particularly enthusiastic peer, Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas, became a fan of Moon’s lyrics. The two soon paired up as a songwriting duo and have continued to this very day (Thomas plays several instruments on Moon’s new solo album).
Thomas and Moon formed a band after high school, Life After Death (in the mid-1980s) which enjoyed a brief, yet active career, flirting with major labels, releasing a four-song EP (on vinyl), and making the video “Isn't It Time” (from the album). The two songwriters carried on after Life After Death broke up, to form their new band, Spellbound.
Long before K-Pop put Korean performers on the international map, Bobby Moon was singing, producing, and performing music. Able to speak English, Korean, and Spanish, he also plays several musical instruments (piano/keyboards, bass, melodica and various percussions). His first full-length solo album Private Message is now available!