About Atsushi and the Moisties:
Atsushi and the Moisties is an Auckland based ska/ rocksteady/ reggae band.
Atsushi Ukito, aka “Moisty Atsushi” immigrated to New Zealand in 1999 from Japan. That year he joined Auckland ska band Risto Rockers as guitarist and songwriter. Later he joined local ska/punk band Skivvy, on trumpet and back-up vocals. Atsushi toured New Zealand with both bands, as well as playing countless local gigs and continued to write and record his own tunes.
With a near-obsessive passion for 1960s Jamaican ska and rocksteady music, Atsushi started a solo project in 2003, evolving it by 2006 into popular authentic ska band Atsushi and The Moisties. Under his leadership, the band looked to recreate the sound of early Jamaican ska, releasing their Sound of the Ska EP in 2008 and sold-out vinyl 7″ Kingsland the Great in 2010.
Atsushi and The Moisties have performed at numerous shows and festivals around the country, alongside both local and international acts. As part of his high-energy stage act with The Moisties, Atsushi dons animal costumes on-stage, a unique performance aspect that the band is renowned for.
Track listing: Atsushi and the Moisties – Dedicate To Don; Atsushi and the Moisties – Sound Of The Ska; Moisty Atsushi’s Rocksteady All Stars – Fire Train; Atsushi and the Moisties – Kingdom Fall; Moisty Atsushi’s Rocksteady All Stars – Freedom; Atsushi and the Moisties – One People; Atsushi and the Moisties – Rasta Cow; Atsushi and the Moisties – Kingsland The Great; Atsushi and the Moisties – Lost Love; Moisty Atsushi’s Rocksteady All Stars – Come On Come On; Moisty Atsushi’s Rocksteady All Stars – Fight For Your Right; Atsushi and the Moisties – Victim Of Authority; Moisty Atsushi’s Rocksteady All Stars – Poorman Song.
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