The three original members of the Moore Street Band (MSB), Norm Mezey, Ken Tsuchiyama, and Tony Chiarchiaro began playing together in college. Their group, Heritage, performed in the Los Angeles area for a number of years. They knew they had something very special going, mainly with their strong vocal abilities including exceptional harmonies.
As most bands eventually do, Heritage broke up. Then, after a long hiatus and due to a magical perfect storm of events, they reunited and formed the MSB by bringing in lead guitarist Ed Krzyzaniak. MSB has turned out to be a group that has indeed surpassed their greatest expectations.
Lead guitarist, EdKrzyzaniak, is also a songwriter, session and live guitarist, and music instructor. Ed has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Alex Del Zoppo (Sweet Water), Alexandra Jae (Australian Idol winner), Simone Battle (Black Eyed Peas touring band), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Jettson (On Techna Records), Love Comes Running (Neptune Records), Kenny Smith (Award winning gospel artist), Laura Hall (Who’s Line is it Anyways, Roger Daltrey), Larry Goldings (James Taylor, Christina Aguilera), West of April (On Pinch Hit Records), Timothy Bloom (On Interscope), Steve Hunter (Alice Cooper, Tracy Chapman), Mark Hart (Crowded House, Supertramp), Hans Buringer (movie “Diehard,”Pitbull Records), Billy Mitchell (legendary Jazz Keyboardist) and many others.
Prior to MSB, lead singer, Tony Chiarchiaro, was the vocalist for a number of rock & roll cover bands and also sang in several folk-rock groups, the latter reminiscent of the Mama’s and the Papa’s genre. Tony’s style was shaped by such artists as Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Jim Morrison, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.
Keyboardist, Ken Tsuchiyama, cites such groups as Sly and the Family Stone as well as the Temptations which instilled an early interest in R&B music. Later, Elton John’s keyboard style inspired him more than anybody. He also recounts influences such as Lennon, McCartney and Harrison of the Beatles as well as Jagger/Richards of the Rolling Stones. Also influential was Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzerek, who captured Ken’s imagination with his haunting melodies. Drummer, NormanMezey,has been a drummer for most of his life. His outstanding percussion work is evident on MSB’s recent release, the self-titled EP. Norman has played with numerous groups over the years and has paid his dues on innumerable gigsat many clubs in the LA area and beyond. He is also well versed on guitar and bass and teaches music in the Culver City area. He is a strong songwriter who constantly comes up with a myriad of tunes which lend themselves well to the MSB style.
For several years now, MSB has been perfecting its music, solidifying it into a sound that stresses three and four part harmonies. MSB’s music brings to mind such artists as the Eagles, Poco, and the Beatles, yet with a grittiness reflective of MSB. The group, adept at studio work, produces their original recordings adding their own brand of creativity.
Lead Vocals: Tony Chiarchiaro
Guitars: Ed Krzyzaniak
Keyboards: Ken Tsuchiyama
Drums: Norman Mezey
1- Feel My Heart (4:56) – N. Mezey
2- I Do (3:01) – N. Mezey
3- Cause I Love You (2:29) – N. Mezey
4- Crazy (5:15) – T. Chiarchiaro
5- What Do You Want? (5:06) – N. Mezey