Moxie Blitz is a 5-piece cover band (Rock and Pop) from SE Michigan. The members have names and histories...see below if that interests you. We could also use a bunch of buzz words, but you've heard that before. Bottom line: We aim to bring a diverse and loyal following to each venue, while ensuring that regulars stay longer and spend more. We have fun, crowd has fun, you make money, rinse, and repeat.
WE ARE IMMORTAL ROCKSTARS!!!
Noreen Kurowski – Lead Singer - is a twenty-year veteran of the Detroit music scene. Performed with well-known Metro Detroit area bands. The Killer Flamingos, The Wrenfields, and Vox Pop are just an example of the equally diverse and talented groups of musicians with which she has had the pleasure of performing.
Highlights of her musical career include performances at venues and festivals in Toronto, Put-In-Bay, Cincinnati, Louisville KY, and Key West FL.
As a recording artist, she has received international airplay, and garnered a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Vocalist.
Keith DePoorter - Lead Guitarist - Winner of two Detroit Music awards, performed as the lead guitarist for Superdot "Detroits Premier Ska band", and has opened for the Toasters, Skapone, Skatalites, Reel Big Fish, Toots and the Maytals, Gold Finger, Bad Manners, et al. Has played with Detroit local artist 1592 and many other featured Detroit Artists. Oh, and he has a dog.
Reed Schwallie - Lead Guitarist/Vocals – Reed has over 20 years of experience as a professional musician beginning in the Detroit area where he performed in the artists such as Phineas Gage, Acme Soul and The Vudu Hippies; and also filling in with cover bands in the greater Detroit and Atlanta metropolitan area. These bands included bands like the Detroit bands Big Lizard, Nice Onion, Maggie McCabe Band, Patti Tatro Band and the Jon Michael Band. In Atlanta, he was a member of 700 South, Slacker and The Grant Davis band. He has also played as a solo acoustic musician at bars, venues and restaurants in both the Detroit and Atlanta areas. Reed’s guitar training began in the Southfield Parks and recreation music appreciation program. He also studied at Oakland Community College, and during his learning experiences, also studied under Detroit area music teachers including Joe Mazzola, (former lead guitarist for the national Rock and Roll act, Sponge). Reed is also a self-taught player of other various instruments including the Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion and Keys.
Charlie Bongo - Drums/Backup Vocalist - Has been performing in the Detroit/Metro Detroit area for 20 plus years. Started playing Piano at the age of 8 and reverted to drums/percussion at the age of 13. Schooled at the Macomb Center for performing Arts by Rick Sawicki (drummer for Mitch Ryder), Terry Bozzio, Greg Bissonette, and many other drummers. Winner of multiple Detroit Music awards; winner of Battle of the bands for Guitar Center. Has performed with many Detroit Metro Area Artists such as The Patti Tatro band, Shoe, Superdot, Rio and the Rockabilly revival, the Harvengers, The Splitters. Opened for National acts such as Boston, The Toasters, Toots and the Maytals, Bad Manners, etc.
Matt Walsh - Playing in clubs around the Detroit Metro area since 1982, Matt has performed in a variety of bands from original progressive rock to Top 40/Dance. In 1989 he joined Canadian Alternative band Ten Seconds Over Tokyo, who went on to release a CD with Monogram/Sony records and perform across Canada and the United States with dates including Detroit, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Buffalo, Vancouver and Seattle. After slowing down to raise a family he has returned full throttle to the music scene over the last seven years playing in Driving Friday, Chill Factor, the dinner theater show “Tony and Tina's Wedding”, original band Church Mice, REM tribute band Rapid Eye Movement and various pick up and session gigs. The next adventure comes in Moxie Blitz