JOSH KENNEDY guitar/vocals
CHICO DIAZ drums/vocals
JORDAN HOFFMAN bass/vocals
A second generation musician, vocalist Joshua Kennedy moved to the Southwest from Wheaton, Missouri as a teen, pursuing an opportunity to tech for one of his favorite bands and also attend the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. A few years, a few bands, and a bevy of experiences later, he met drummer Chico Diaz, a fixture in the Phoenix music scene.
With the addition of bassist Jordan Hoffman, they rounded out the band and began writing tracks and rehearsing non-stop. One night while watching a music documentary about The Doors, they heard Ray Manzarek say, “watch out, Jim [Morrison] is in one of his black moods”, and there it was, their new identity to the rock world, The Black Moods.
Working with producer Jim Kaufman, The Black Moods released their self-titled first album in 2012. With growing fan bases in Arizona to the Midwest, the band traveled non-stop, and played gigs in various locations including L.A.’s The Viper Room, House of Blues, Loaded and Whisky A Go-Go. In 2015 they signed with Another Century/Sony and worked with Kaufman again to release their Major Label Debut, ‘Medicine’ in 2016. The Moods have played with artists including Robby Krieger of The Doors, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, Everclear, Eve 6. Candlebox, Cracker, Lil Jon, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Adelitas Way and Citizen Zero, amongst others.