6/1/11 Press Release

MoChester excited for fresh start, new tunes, and summer in the Roc

After 10 years of performing original pop/rock driven music, Jonathan Sheffer of MoChester feels the band has yet to leave its mark on its namesake town of Rochester, NY. The keyboard player/vocalist is hoping, however, that things are looking up this summer with the release of MoChester's debut album, Stop and Go.

"I feel like we've been flying under the radar for so long, and everything is finally coming together for us." says Sheffer of the band. "My brother (Brandon Sheffer, lead singer/guitarist of MoChester) wrote these songs when we were kids in high school. Finally getting a chance to hear Stop and Go as a finished product has breathed new life into these songs for all of us. We couldn't be more excited to get on stage and share this album with everyone who has supported us along the way."

In addition to the Sheffer brothers, bass player Ben Overmyer and drummer Alex Melville round out the lineup for MoChester. Overmyer is the newest member of the band, having joined this past winter. The vast majority of the music played by the group is original, with a few select dance-worthy covers thrown in (think Stevie Wonder and Al Green). The band has struggled in the past to define their sound by a specific genre, but says they have been compared to mainstream acts such as OAR and Incubus, with "harmony-rich hooks and a feel-good vibe" that will get crowds moving.

MoChester will hold their Official Stop and Go CD Release Party on June 23rd at Hooligan's Eastside Grill in Webster, NY. Fans can expect a live performance from the band, as well as giveaways and more. Stop and Go will also be pre-released online for download (via iTunes, Amazon, etc.) on June 9th. The 11-track album features the infectiously catchy "Crackerjack Tattoos" as its debut single for the summer.

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