The Moves Collective
The Moves Collective are a funk heavy space-grass jamband based in Ocean Beach, California. They have proven to turn heads by touring hard and sharing clubs, festival stages and amphitheaters all over the country with musical greats like Leftover Salmon, Hot Buttered Rum, Fruition, Midnight North, Melvin Seals and JGB, among many more. Founded back in 2013 by Tim Norton and Rae Irelan, The Moves quickly developed a reputation for timeless songwriting, high energy shows, exciting collaborations and constant touring (hucking). The band strives to remind everyone to 'Move in the Moment' through improvisation; sharing their unique stories, songs and experiences each night with each crowd. The band’s music creates a synergistic environment between the audience where musical risk, exploration and celebration thrives.
The Collective are currently working independently out of San Diego and booking national tours with the help of Ever Upward Entertainment (The Jauntee, The Sweet Lillies, Cycles) out of Denver. The current line up features Tim Norton on guitar, Josh Nathan on drums and synths, Isaac Lopez on bass, and dangerous Paul Chuey on saxophone, flute, clarinet and slide guitar. With notable nominations in both 2016 and 2018 - TMC took home an award for the San Diego Music Awards with 'Best Americana act' in 2017.
Our Movers Have Shared The Stage With: Leftover Salmon, Fruition, Melvin Seals and JGB, Hot Buttered Rum, Midnight North, Joe Marcinek Band, Dustbowl Revival, Trevor Hall, Emancipator, Kaminanda, Ayla Nereo, Jason Mraz, Royal Jelly Jive, Bearly Dead.
Venues: PepsiCo Amphitheater AZ, Taos Mesa Brewery, Cervantes OtherSide, Mile High Spirits, OP Rockwell, Tamarack Live! Heavenly, Tahoe, The Belly Up Solana Beach, SOHO Santa Barbara, The Music Box SD, The Mint LA, Pappy and Harriets, Winston's Beach Club, The Boom Boom Room, Brick and Mortar Music Hall, Quixote's Denver, The Stage Stop, The Green Room, Cabo Wabo Tahoe,
Festivals: The Newberry Event, Mammoth Roots Fest, SD Gypsy Fest, Ramona Bluegrass Festival, Valley Center Bluegrass Fest, The Mustache Bash SD, June Lake Jam Fest, Music on the Mothership, Fish Out of Water Festival
"...No show is ever the same for the Moves Collective. Every time the band is onstage, the musicians read their crowd to deliver a unique show.
'Our music is a vehicle for improvisation. If the vibe of the show and the audience is really into it then the music is going to be really dialed in,' Norton said.
'The audience loves when the band takes risks; that is what people go to see a live show for. So improvising live in front of people is what we love to do, and that is what brings people in — because it is very much a ‘this show is never going to happen again’ moment.'”
Read the whole article from Jackson Hole News and Guide
"...While Norton was thrilled with his combo's SDMA win, he notes it's hard to pigeonhole the Moves Collective's music....'Our sound is rooted in the jam band world. It bridges the gap between timeless Americana songwriting and groovy funk jaunts, slapped in the face with some bluegrass then filtered through some sort of futuristic alien megaphone. We love to improvise and create new musical moments out of each song, each night, each set list.'"
-The Peninsula Beacon; June 21st, 2018
“…The Moves Collective fit squarely into the Jam-grass mold, six musicians from varying backgrounds who seem to have one thing in common: an ability to blend together, playing offbeat songs with flashes of virtuoso instrumental talent and tight harmonies, built on swing jazz and hill music chassis, often full of surprises.”