Viking Moses is a band fronted by Brendon Massei, an American songwriter noted for being on tour since 1993. Founded in 2003 and based in Baltimore, the group features a rotating cast of musicians. Viking Moses has worked with the Alan McGee’s Poptones record label as well as Portland-based Marriage Records.
In the style of rock/soul, Viking Moses became known in 2004, thanks to Devendra Banhart’s Golden Apples of the Sun compilation and good words, followed by a signing by Alan McGee (Creation Records founder, and manager of Oasis, Mogwai, etc.In 2012, the song “Dancing by the Water Day”, from the 2006 release Crosses was featured in the film Kelly + Victor.
Massei’s tour warrior antics have drawn him attention, including a 2011 feature-length documentary by Pulse Films about his life and lifestyle as a touring musician. Massei is also known for bringing musicians including Deer Tick’s John McCauley, Nat Baldwin of the Dirty Projectors and Jana Hunter on their first tours. Massei has also worked extensively with Scout Niblett, Phosphorescent and the Shivers.
Enjoy this performance of Viking Moses from last fall. It was a magical night. We hope you enjoy it now as much as we did then!