Bobby Moon is a vocalist/songwriter who began a recording career in the 1980s with Los Angeles post-punk band Life After Death. Singing 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 has continued to this day. The band has released a succession of albums on its own Selfish Recordings label. And in 2020 Bobby Moon released his first solo album Private Message.
Born to Korean and American parents in the latter half of the 20th century, moving around the United States several times before he was 18, Bobby Moon has always considered himself somewhat of an outcast. Turning to singing, music, and writing early on as a form of escapism, Bobby honed the skills which would later enable him to co-lead bands, write, and produce for other artists, and eventually release a solo album of original material. As a teen, Bobby enjoyed writing lyrics, and found a number of bands employing his words for their compositions. One particularly enthusiastic peer, Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas, took a shine to Moon’s lyrics. The two soon paired up as songwriters, and have continued to this very day, with Thomas composing the majority of the music and playing several instruments on Moon’s new solo album. Thomas and Moon formed a band, Life After Death, in the mid-1980s, which enjoyed a torrid, brief career; flirting with major labels, releasing a four-song EP on vinyl, and even making a music video. The two songwriters carried on after that band broke up, eventually forming a new band, Spellbound. Ambitious, eclectic, and determined, Spellbound has continued, releasing critically-acclaimed albums, and earning the praise of musicians from all walks of life.
Long before K-Pop put Korean musical artists on the international map, Bobby Moon was singing, producing, and performing on critically-acclaimed albums. Able to speak English, Korean, and Spanish, Bobby also dabbles with a few musical instruments, such as piano, bass, and percussion. His first full length solo recording Private Message, is now available on the Selfish Recordings label.