Album now Available!

Our Debut Self titled album is now available for stream or purchase on itunes, Bandcamp, and directly on our music page on our website. Go eat a cookie dog today

We had an amazing team that helped us put the album together including: Eric Ross, Brian Frederick (3PT Studios/Stacksound), Antoine Arvizu (Compound studio), Laura Gold Farb (Red Boot PR), Jaclyn Chessen (toenfro productions), Michelle Prebich (Bat in your belfry), and many more. 

Diego's DTSA Closing!

We're super bummed that our friends at Diego's will no longer be with us come March 1st 2015. 

Diego's is one of those places where you always feel at home. Richard and Lenette take great care of their customers. Diego's is located on 3rd street across from the Yost theatre and holds its own concert hall. Amazing drinks, food and service. Diego's will be missed by Mr. Moonshine, the entire community will be missing out!

Stop by and give them a visit before they close their doors :                                                           224 East 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Be sure to check out our last show at Diego's February 11th 2015 5$ cover ALL AGES


January 14th Lot 1 Echo Park Door @8 show at 9PM 1533 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026 21+ 5$

January 15th Renaissance hotel Long Beach doors at 6PM SHOW 7-10 PM  111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California 90802 NO COVER 21+

January 16th HOB Anaheim 7 PM Doors 8PM show 1530 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802     NO COVER ALL AGES

January 20th Rebel Bite Long Beach 6PM doors 7PM show 649 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802 NO COVER ALL AGES

We finished our first album!!!!

Last night we collectively drove through many miles of storm to finish our first album "Mr. Moonshine". We all had a busy work day as Teachers, Shippers, Trainers and Maintenance men, and no EPIC STORM could stop us. Ha! STORM-0/MRMOONSHINE-1. While driving to 3PT STUDIOS from creepily quiet Corona, I listened to Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea". I bathed in the horn arrangements, the ferocity, the honesty in Mangum's voice, and the amazing production that was released back in February of 1998. After dozens of times listening to that album it still dives deep into humanity in a way that always surprises me.  Listening again and again always makes me wonder of their process...

Completing our album took some major patience. We started tracking with Eric Ross at LBCC back in March of 2013 not knowing what we would do with the songs. Two of the songs made it on the album, featuring Roland Cruces on Bass. Leading up to today we've had many sessions that have contributed to the completion of this album. We tracked 3 songs at The Compound Studios with Antione Arvizu, which was an amazing experience, Twon for sure ate some Cookie Dogs.  LBCC where Eric Ross helped us save Princess Zelda with cousin Matt. My home where my wife and only child were forced away from their beds for a MM 3 day weekend session, while Alyssandra Nighswonger composed Trombone arrangements in my living room. The Moon Room where we battled for silence and forced Matthew Proffitt to record his amazing trombone parts to "Wolves on Parade" in a stinky hallway. And last but not least, 3PT STUDIOS with Brian Frederick where 4 of the songs on the album were tracked, and where the album gets its a lot of its sound. 

All said and done, we recorded 23 different songs for the 12 song Mr. Moonshine debut.

There is no possible way that we could have completed the project without the following people:

Tiffany, Orion, Mother Marge, Tony Pduh, Nick+Carrie, Randi, and the entire Pedroza Clan. Angel Correa, Alyssandra Nighswonger, Lourdes+Fernando Muniz, Damien Engle, Matthew Rivera, Matthew Proffitt, Ellen Warkentine, Kimberly Hooper, Jaclyn Chessen, Michelle+Justine Prebich, Michael Burdge, Rob+Clayton, Neena+Andrea, Steve+Sayaka, Angela Lopez, AJ Elling, Bill Blakely, G, Dicapria, Antoine Arvizu, Eric Ross, Brian Frederick, Jorge, Danell Wheeler, Aubrey+Val, Scott Whitney Leonard, The Tomers, Christina Matsumoto, Julie Savage, Sunburst Youth Acadamy, Post Mortem, The Garage Theatre, and Common Ground Corona.

You have all been a huge support and Mr. Moonshine sends our love to you every single day.

We have come a long way as a band, and have had many individuals give their blood sweat and tears towards our band and this project. We are so grateful for each other, the music we create, and the generosity our family, friends and fans have shed over us. Being in a band is much like a marriage (which I am accustomed to). There is so much giving and taking, bending and breaking, and listening. We have been there for each other through new jobs, new cars, break ups, LIFE! Sometimes we get caught up in our own lives and forget we're all in this together. Sometimes Daysmel wants to kill Orcs and wants you to watch him (true story).

Truth is,  we know that there are many challenges that face our band in the future, but together we stand strong and will always be there for each other. Thank you all so much!

P.S. This album is awesome, your'e all gonna love it.



Orion's got a new friend

Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever felt like you were being watched? We at Mr. Moonshine definitely believe. 


This is Anthony, member of Mr. Moonshine. My son, Orion, sees dead people, spirits or ghosts some of you may call them. I have seen them too, and heard them. Sometimes they keep me up at night, quite literally. Our house is haunted, and at a young age Orion has been quite open and honest about the people he sees. We wrote a song called "Scary People" based on some of his experiences and conversations about the ghosts.

One day, on the way to school when Orion was 3, we were stopped at a red light in Riverside, California. On both sides of us was the Olivewood Cemetery. We drove past it every day for 2 years. He said to his mother, "Did you meet my new friend?". She asked "A friend from school?". "No," he replied, "he's sitting next to me, he's dressed in black." As the car drove away from the cemetery he said happily and waved bye to his new friend. Orion stated "He's gone now" just after we crossed the line of the cemetery.

Orion has never been frightened by the visitors, but sometimes he can be bothered by them keeping him up at night, or if they are crowding him, because he doesn't want to step on anyone.

He once told us that "The scary people are scared" and when asked by what, he told us he didn't know. "Scary People" is on our upcoming album.

Scary People

Orion’s got a new friend sitting in the front seat 
On the way to school where the kids are happy 
Dressed in black now the kid's not sure anymore 

Who is here in the room? 
Could it be you here in the room? 

My baby told me, that you would rise 
My baby told me that you were nice 

So who is here in the room? 
Could it be you? 

The scary people are scared because they can’t see 
Anybody but me in the backseat 
Those ghosts don't know that they're not real 

Who is here in the room? 
Could it be you, you here in the room? 

My baby told me, that you would rise 
My baby told me that you were nice 

Who, who is here in the room? 
Could it be you?