Foxy Moon Baby blends elements of funk, rock, jazz, and world music to create a unique and exciting musical adventure. FMB’s progressive sound consists of interweaving guitar melodies fused with percussion, complimented with horns and keyboards, and bends the lines between musical genres with their compositional extravagance. The band’s performances have been known to be “an interesting blend of styles…a wholesome, down-home, friendly vibe” (Brian Wittmer, Director A&R, Universal Music Group).
Formed in the spring of 2001, the origins of Foxy Moon Baby began as a recording experiment between guitarist and composer Dennis Lippe and audio engineer Tom Campbell. Utilizing his in-depth knowledge of jazz harmony and rhythm, Lippe composed epic instrumentals with progressive forms and uncommon time signatures, driven by rock and funk beats, and incorporated the lyrics of poet Ryan Meloni into his masterfully crafted song works.
Near the completion of the album in 2003, an opportunity was presented to debut this new and experimental material at Phish’s IT Festival. From this opportunity, an 8-piece live band was formed consisting of a 3-piece horn section, dual guitars, and a veteran rhythm section. The name created for this live band was Foxy Moon Baby.
With the success and national buzz generated from the IT Festival, Foxy Moon Baby pushed into the live music scene establishing notable performances and rotations in venues throughout the east coast, in addition to performing various festivals including Musikfest, Mayfair, and the Doylestown Music & Arts Festival.
During 2005, Foxy Moon Baby relocated to Bayville, NY and changed its line-up to include keyboards and a new rhythm section. After heavy touring over the summer and fall, Foxy Moon Baby began production of their second studio album entitled Dreamer. Released in June 2006, Dreamer continues to break boundaries with FMB’s unique sound. Rave reviews about the musical composition, arrangements, performance, and production quality of the album has propelled FMB to be featured in Relix magazine, in addition to being named a Finalist in the Independent Music Awards for Best Jam Band.