Kendra Hines: Vocals | Jen Manglicmot: Keyboards, Vocals | Kris Humphreys: Keyboards, Vocals | Moses Constable: Talk Box | Phillip Macnitt: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Alex Bravo: Bass guitar | Michael Lakis: Vocals | Mike Martinez: Drums
RIYL: Federal Funk, Frankie Dee & the Funk Natra Band, Full Strength Funk Band, the Schizophonics, Funk Junkies, Zapp & Roger
- "Eight straight nights of live music" · Nov. 13, 2019
Inception: San Diego, 2017
Influences: Prince & the Revolution, Parliament Funkadelic, Zapp & Roger, James Brown, Daft Punk, Ohio Players, Kool & the Gang, Sly & the Family Stone, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Bootsy's Rubber Band, the Isley Brothers
Moans is a recording project turned live nine-piece modern funk band with five vocalists, a Talk Box, a violinist, soaring guitar solos, funky synth stabs, and a solid rhythm section. The group was founded by Moses Constable (talk box), who kicked off the project with a series of comedic homemade videos that earned him a San Diego Music Video Extravaganza Award in 2017.
Members have included Phillip Macnitt (guitar), Alex Bravo (bass), Michael Lakis (vocals), Kendra Hines (vocals), Mike Martinez (drums), and Jen Manglicmot and Kris Humphreys on vocals and keyboard. Their debut album Luxury, recorded in Vista at producer James Page’s home studio, was released in 2020.