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26 June, 2022

Faux Mo lined up for Roots Festival

MULTICULTURAL and jack of all trades band Faux Mo will be returning to their roots next month as they step onto the stage at the Kuranda Roots Festival, the same stage they played their first gig on around eight years ago.


Faux Mo band lead artists husband and wife team Mo Zach and Trish Mo are excited to be playing at the Kuranda Roots Festival in July.

Husband and wife team Mo Zach and Trish Mo, otherwise known as Fo Pa and Fo Ma, head up the band pronounced as FOMO, as the lead writers. 

The band contains six members playing a range of instruments including bass guitars, drums, synthesisers and occasionally electronics. 

Mo Zach is proud to be on the Kuranda Roots Festival stage once more and bring the bands unique celebration of art to the fore. 

“My wife started playing music 15 years ago or so and writing her own stuff and I've always written poetry and we also have been involved with physical performance like the circus,” he said. 

“Basically, our band is a vehicle to put on a theatre show but we just pretend it is a gig. 

“We include things like choreography and narrative, spoken word poetry plus definitely some deadly songs.” 

The band does not confine themselves to performing one genre either as they play reggae, EDM, pop, disco and more. 

Flight of the Conchords is a big inspiration for the band and humour is the main focus point for them. 

The Kuranda Roots Festival is the largest and longest running outdoor roots and reggae festival in Australia, this year it takes place from 15-17 July at Kanjini at Emerald Creek. 

Zach Mo and his band members say they are excited to be part of an “exceptional celebration of arts and culture." 

To get your tickets for the three-day festival head tokurandaroots.com.au

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