Moe Berg (musician)
|Born||March 22, 1959|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Occupation(s)||Musician, record producer, writer|
|Associated acts||The Modern Minds, Facecrime, The Pursuit of Happiness|
Murray Kevin "Moe" Berg (born March 22, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead singer for the Toronto rock group The Pursuit of Happiness.
Before forming The Pursuit of Happiness, Berg was in the Edmonton bands Troc '59, The News, Modern Minds and Facecrime.
After working with The Pursuit of Happiness for ten years, Berg released his first solo album, Summer's Over, in 1997. He has also produced a number of records for other artists. He currently plays rhythm in the 1980s cover band "Monteforte".
Berg has been published as a writer, releasing his first book, a short story collection called The Green Room, in 2000 (Gutter Press, ISBN 1-896356-32-X). He has also written book reviews for Amazon.ca, the Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, among articles for other publications.
He currently works mainly as a record producer for young bands such as The Cliks.
In 2009, Berg began co-hosting a television show, Master Tracks, on Aux. The show is a documentary look at the recording process of emerging bands attempting to record a song in one day in a professional recording studio. The show's first season is currently airing on Aux and is in post production for its second season.
Berg also works part-time as a professor teaching music production for the Music Industry Arts Program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.
Berg is the cousin of Edmonton radio host Rob Berg from Edmonton classic rock station K97.
Berg lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Laura and his two children, Fireese and Hartford.
2017, Touring Canada as part of The Trans-Canada Highwaymen with Chris Murphy (Sloan), Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) and Craig Northey (Odds). The group played their first show in Niagara in July 2016.
- Berg, Moe (November 7, 2004). "Words of wisdom from a grizzled rocker". Edmonton Journal. p. D12. Book review of For Those About To Rock by Dave Bidini
- Berg, Moe (March 17, 2001). "Poetically hip". The Globe and Mail. p. D2. Book review of Coke Machine Glow by Gordon Downie
- Flynn, Andrew (November 13, 2000). "From power pop to the short story: Moe Berg pursues new happiness in book of prose". Edmonton Journal. p. B5.
- Wheeler, Brad (January 4, 2019). "30 years later, the Pursuit of Happiness is back on its feet". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
- "Stories Behind A New Canadian Supergroup | FYIMusicNews". www.fyimusicnews.ca. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- "Chris Murphy Introduces His New Supergroup the Trans-Canada Highwaymen". Exclaim!, By Gregory Adams, Jul 21, 2016