Members: Ryan McGuigan, Matthew McGuigan
Brothers Ryan and Matt McGuigan make up the core of local pop-rockers Moses Prey. Originally from Florida, the McGuigan men moved to Omaha in 1998 and 2004, respectively. They soon recruited an arsenal of artists to join their musical mission.
Matt explained, We were pretty much looking for musicians that were more talented than we were. We figured if we play with people that are better than us then were only going to get better. Joined by Phil Cacciatore (guitar/harmonica), Matt Sekanick (guitar), Steve Gomez (bass), Tomm Roland (drums), Eric Perlstein and Mark Irvin (backup vocals), Moses Prey is undoubtedly influenced by 60s pop and contemporary indie rock. The second Ryan McGuigan starts singing the first track on the recently released, A Paper Moon, whimsical thoughts inevitably flood the listeners ears. The airiness of the music is comparable to Weens Pure Guava or The Beatles Revolver. Although the new album took over a year to complete, Moses Prey would not have had it any other way. Matt divulged, Ill go 6 months without writing a song. My own thing is I dont want any of the songs to sound the same. I think bands get too caught up in having a sound and they do the same thing over and over again on the album.
True to his word, A Paper Moon, is a preservation of originality, incorporating a myriad of styles into 13 fresh tracks.
-Review from the Omaha City Weekly
Local pop rockers Moses Prey recently released its first full-length, A Paper Moon April 30 at The Funny Bone. The band is a two-piece, comprised of Ryan McGuigan and Matthew McGuigan. Citing the likes of The Kinks, Green Day and Kings of Leon as influences, the bands propensity for gut-busting guitar runs and arena accompaniment is apparent.
-Blurb from the Reader
You can purchase the album at www.MosesPrey.com, under the merch section.