MoChester is a 4-piece rock-reggae driven band from Rochester, NY. The band’s name is actually a fusion of the city it started in and Motown, one of its original influences. While the Motown groove provided early inspiration for the group, their current sound has a mainstream flair that has been compared to a blend of O.A.R. and Incubus, with a west coast swagger reminiscent of The Dirty Heads and Sublime. Their arsenal of original material stretches across numerous genres, from their anthemic groove-rock single “Crackerjack Tattoos”, to the reggae-infused jam “Saturday Night”.
MoChester has released 3 studio albums, “Stop and Go”, “Lost and Found”, and most recently, “More Than It Seems”. The full catalogue shows a progression from a more acoustic singer-songwriter based approach, to their more current songs that have a “poppy” rock-reggae sound.
In addition to their work in the studio, other highlights for the band include being chosen to film a live performance for the 3rd season of WXXI’s “OnStage” television series, and sharing the stage with the likes of national touring artists such as Barenaked Ladies, Passafire, and Ballyhoo!