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Moby in 2009
Background information
Birth name Richard Melville Hall
Born (1965-09-11) September 11, 1965 (age 52)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
Origin Darien, Connecticut, United States
Genres Electronica, techno, electronic rock, alternative rock, ambient, downtempo
Occupations DJ, singer-songwriter, musician, photographer
Instruments Turntables, keyboards, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Years active 1982–present
Labels Mute (UK), V2 (US), XL (UK), Elektra (US), Instinct (US), Outer Rhythm (UK), Virgin/EMI (Brazil)
Associated acts Vatican Commandos, UHF, Voodoo Child, Diamondsnake, Mylène Farmer

Moby or Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965[1]) is an American DJ, songwriter and musician. He is famous for his songs "Porcelain" and "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?". The video for another one of his songs, "We Are All Made Of Stars", shows him dressed as an astronaut in a space suit.

He was a member of a punk band called Vatican Commandos before becoming a DJ.

In 2002, Moby started a cafe called Teany with his ex-girlfriend Kelly Tisdale.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Moby's bio from his official website, accessed 25 April 2008
  2. Elyssa Lee, Rob Turner (1 December 2004). "Moby, Remixed". Mansueto Ventures. Retrieved 15 September 2014.