The Black Moods

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New Single
"Bella Donna" 

Out Now!!!

Produced by Johnny "K" Karkazis

"Bella Donna" Out Now!!


Latest Single
"Bella Donna"

Produced by Johnny Karkazis


Bella Donna


Produced by Jim Kaufman

Someone To Save Us


Say It For The Last Time

How Long

The Black Moods (Self Titled)

Produced by Jim Kaufman


Hey You


Don't Let Them Get You Down

Like A Wave 

Dazed & Confused - A Stoned-Out Salute to Led Zeppelin

Track "Thank You" Produced by Jim Kaufman


Thank You

The Black Moods

Photo by JIm Louvau



JOSH KENNEDY guitar/vocals

CHICO DIAZ drums/vocals

JORDAN HOFFMAN bass/vocals

Two hundred miles south of Phoenix, AZ sits a sleepy little Mexican town called Puerto Peñasco - the roads aren't paved, the streets are identified by only the occasional sign, and the rocky coastlines are some of the most beautiful you'll ever see. The English translation is, appropriately, Rocky Point - because on this summer weekend, a short hop over the Mexican border, Tempe, AZ, rockers THE BLACK MOODS are demonstrating just how expansive their homegrown blend of rock and roll is, performing five shows in four days - including a sunset show on the town's only expanse of sandy beach, headlining a festival for more than 3,000 fans, and an acoustic set for a private party, performed on a patio overlooking the Sea Of Cortez.

"Growing up, nothing affected me or had an impact on me as much as music - my dad played music and I knew, for as long as I could remember, that's what I wanted to do," says frontman and guitarist Josh Kennedy. "Now I'm able to see the impact our music has on other people, and there's no better feeling in the world. We play shows in Mexico where a lot of the fans can't even speak English, but they love us and feed us as much energy as our crowds at home. We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel, we just want people to feel good, have a good time, and get turned on by what we do."

There is nothing dated about their sound or style, but THE BLACK MOODS are very much a throw-back, transporting us to a time when bands earned their stripes not by being by-products of the studio, but rather, by honing their chops on the live circuit and mastering the nuances of turning every stage into a celebration of music, and transforming every audience into a bristling extension of the band. It's not uncommon for the band to play three times a week throughout the Valley Of The Sun. And because sometimes that's not even enough rock and roll, Kennedy impeccably delivers Keith Richards' licks on occasion in a local all-star Rolling Stones tribute. They say rock stars are born, not made - and while there is definitely something special in the swagger and charm that marks THE BLACK MOODS, don't discount the countless hours the trio have dedicated to perfecting their craft, continuing to perform everywhere from your more standard festivals and club shows, to high-end house parties and even prison performances (as invited guests, of course).

"You can shove us in a corner without a PA and we will play just as hard as we do in front of thousands at a festival. Our goal is always the same - to blow people away," says Kennedy. "Why wouldn't you want to play three or four nights a week if you could? If we weren't playing out we'd be playing in the studio by ourselves - of course we'd rather do it out in a club, make new friends and fans, and feel that connection that drove us to want to be musicians in the first place."

Kennedy moved to the southwest from Wheaton, MO, as a teen, pursuing an opportunity to tech for one of his favorite bands. A few years, bands, and a bevy of experiences later, he met drummer Chico Diaz, another fixture in local bands who, ironically, has early roots in Rocky Point, Mexico. As diametrically opposed as the two may appear - Diaz embracing a more modern vibe than Kennedy's pegged jeans and Robert Plant visage - the two are closer than most brothers.

"We're brothers that think totally differently, but we have the same goal, the same drive, and our eyes are on the same prize," says the drummer. "That's why it works - it started as a band, and it's become so much more. We can't imagine doing anything else, let alone doing it with anyone else." In a nod to their vintage roots, Diaz explains how THE BLACK MOODS itself pays homage to one of their favorite bands. "We are always watching music documentaries in the studio, and there was a Doors documentary where Ray Manzarek said, 'watch out, Jim [Morrison] is in one of his black moods.' That inspired us to write a song called 'Here's To Black Moods' - the name evolved from there."


"Bella Donna" Out Now!
Released on Steelhorse Entertainment




"Bella Donna" (Official Music Video)

Created and directed by MajureMotion Pictures

The Black Moods Midwest Tour w/ RCPM Winter 2018

Created and directed by Domonick Giorgianni

"Within Without" 

(C) 2016 Another Century Records, a division of Century Media Records

Circus Mexicus 2016 - Live at Banditos

"Medicine" Mini Documentary

Directed by MajureMotion Pictures

Directed by MajureMotion Pictures