Because his hair grows at an almost supernatural rate of speed, Moe can change his appearance rapidly and dramatically, making him the Robert De Niro of the stand-up bass world. This genetic oddity, coupled with the small and strange luggage that he brings to all performances (even with his own band, the Hula Monsters
) , would be disconcerting in anyone else. But Moe's musicality, easy-going nature, and willingness to play his bass while lying on his back easily tip the scales to make him a local favorite among musicians and audiences alike.
Instruments: string bass, tenor ukulele, harmonica
Musical Influences: Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii with Gabby Pahinui, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, the Beatles
Other Bands: The Hula Monsters, The Grandsons, J.P. McDermott and Western Bop, as well as solo performance
Interests and Hobbies: hiking, bicycling, fishing, swimming, canoeing, camping