As the daughter of a jazz pianist father and choral conductor/music educator mother, Moira grew up involved in music from day one. She played piano at 3, flute at 7, guitar at 13 and tympani at 14 as well as singing in SATB chorales and the rock band Piper's Riot based in the NYC area.
She attended New York University with a major in Music Business and Technology. While at school, she began an internship at what was to be one of the world's most prestigious studio facilities: Right Track Recording on 48th street in Manhattan.
During her tenure at Right Track, Moira was trained by Grammy award winning engineer Frank Filipetti and assisted such studio icons as Bob Clearmountain, Ron St Germain and Ed Stasium on albums for James Taylor, Kiss, Carly Simon, Billy Idol and Mick Jagger just to name a few. She was at Right Track six years when producer Jim Gaines (Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis) tempted her to work for him in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Moira was working with Gaines on the first Melissa Etheridge album at the Record Plant in Sausallito when she met Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) and began an exciting new phase in her career. Cory was about to compose music for the TV show "Max Headroom" and needed an engineer. Moira worked for Lerios in SF and then followed him to Los Angeles to work on the "Child's Play 3" film. Along with composer John D'Andrea, they worked on a plethora of projects over the next nine years including 8 seasons of "Baywatch". During this time she still found time to engineer and produce numerous live and studio recordings including 3 albums by the incomparable Kevin Russell - a Bay Area blues legend.
As analog gave way to the digital age, Moira again embarked on another journey into TV and Film. With the help of veteran engineer and editor extraordinaire Stan Jones, she began working in music editorial and absolutely loved it!!! Of course, still with the heart of a musician, as well as being a mom to daughter Kathleen, she wanted remain in the music business and be close to home so, she designed and built “Mo’s Garage” her private recording facility along with partner Tom Banghart (world wide engineer/producer – trained by Shelley Yakus at Herb Alpert’s legendary A&M Studios).
Since its inception in November 2003, Mo’s Garage has hosted a wide array of diverse acts including up and coming LA punkers “The Blood Arm”, The US Marine Corps Band, hip hop pioneers Public Enemy, Michael Doman and power pop’s The Fizzies. We have also done film mixes for independent films - Craig Shoemaker’s “Unzipped”, “Beautiful Friends” and “Finding Kraftland”. Currently all live music acts for “Last Call with Carson Daly” are being mixed here by Tom Banghart!
Engineering and Artist Production
Pat Benetar Live for Women's Entertainment Network
US Marine Band Live at Escondido Performing Arts Center
Finding Kraftland (full FILM MIX- dial/mx/fx)
Dead In Three Days (feature film score)
The Headsman (feature film score)
Craig Shoemaker Live at The Irvine Improv
Craig Shoemaker UNZIPPED (full film mix)
Pot’s Greatest Hits (live comedy recording)
St. Matthew's Chamber Orchestra (Live)
American Comedy Awards
Tower of Power
Stephen Clarke, The Blood Arm, The Fizzies, Madhouse 7, Keith England," Avalon", "Thrillseekers", "Test of Love"(TV movie)"Murder in the Mirror"(TV movie), YinYang Gang featuring Sean Don, Jeff Silbar, Mike Doman, 707, HippieGrabber
"BAYWATCH", "DIAGNOSIS MURDER","BAYWATCH NIGHTS”, "THUNDER IN PARADISE", "MIGHTY MAX","THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER", "HARD COPY" ,"DAYS OF OUR LIVES" (1996-7 Daytime Emmy Winner Best Score) , "LAST CALL"
Feature and Television Film:
"CHILD''S PLAY 3", "LEGACY", "THE CRAYOLA EXPLORERS" "MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE", "STREETFIGHTER II","STEELCHARIOTS", "SHADOW WARRIORS","IN THE LINE OF DUTY", "BEYOND THE LAW", "GONE IN A HEARTBEAT", " FALL TO DARKNESS", "THE TOWER", "DEADLY VOWS", "ANGEL FLIGHT DOWN"
CBS LOGOs, TNT, USA, Direct TV, Encore, Starz, Fox Latin, Pro 7, Cine Canal
Rondor Musicworks Composer Series Albums
Tom Harriman "Dramatic Drums",Tom Harriman"Mixed Melodies", Matthias Weber"Eclectic Techno Jazz"
Additional Album and Scoring Projects
Disney's Music From The Park Album (Producers - Allen Sides and David Pack) Lenny Smith and Chicago Bob [album for Sting Ray Entertainment], The Crayon Box ( Marc Falcone -composer } Pablo Cruise (Main Title "Thunder in Paradise"), RUSSELL BROTHERS albums "MOVIN ON'", ALL THESE BLUES" and "THICKER THAN WATER" Russell Bros. Records
Independent Engineer/Producer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
MAX HEADROOM (ABC), POLICE STORY (NBC), OHARA (NBC), CHALLENGE OF THE SEAS (PBS)
THE TUBES, STEVIE SALAS COLORCODE, SHIELA E., KEVIN RUSSELL BAND, KEITH ENGLAND, ALEX CALL
plus numerous local artists and jingles
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. (done in NY at Axis studios) "Happy”
Engineer Credits at Right Track Recording, NYC.
BILLY IDOL " Whiplash Smile"
SIMPLE MINDS "Once Upon A Time"
NONA HENDRYX "The Heat"
20 FLIGHT ROCKERS "Guns for Sale”
also numerous jingles and independent projects
Second Engineer - Albums
KISS "Lick It Up"
AL DIMEOLA "Cielo e Terra"
JAMES TAYLOR "That's Why I’m Here"
FOUR TOPS "Magic"
MICK JAGGER " Primitive Cool"
TIL TUESDAY "Voices Carry”
KBC BAND "KBC"
KROKUS " Alive and Screamin’"
CARLY SIMON "Hello Big Man"
STEPS AHEAD "Modern Times"
WENDY O.WILLIAMS "W.O.W."
CHEAP TRICK "The Doctor"
BOOMTOWN RATS "In The Long Grass"
Second Engineer - Mixes and Remixes
PAUL McCARTNEY/MICHAEL JACKSON "The Man"
MADONNA "True Blue"
MICK JAGGER "Just Another Night"
PHIL COLLINS "Sussudio"
ROLLING STONES "Think I"m Going Mad”
THE PRETENDERS "Tradition of Love
GENESIS "Land of Confusion"
DAVID SANBORN "Sans %"
DIANNA ROSS "Eaten Alive"
ARETHA FRANKLIN "Freeway of Love"
KRAFTWERK "Telephone Call"
MEAT LOAF "Sailor" "Modern Girl
DEBBIE GIBSON "Only in my Dreams"
STANLEY CLARKE "Heaven Sent"
PAT BENETAR "Invincible"
DAN HILL "Can't We Try"
ROMANTICS "One in a Million"
RAMONES "Go Home Ann"
D TRAIN "Misunderstanding"
BRONSKI BEAT "I Feel Love"
BUNNY WAILER "Dance The Night"
JENNIFER HOLLIDAY "I Rest My Case"
SOS BAND "Tell Me If You Still Care"
Second Engineer - Radio and TV
DAVID BOWIE "Live for King Biscuit"
HALL AND OATES "Live at Liberty Park”
Music Editing Projects:
(** denotes Music Supervision)
Brothers and Sisters – (ABC Series- Ken Olin)
Danni Lowinski – (CW Pilot – Richard Shepard dir)
Dollhouse – Fox series- Joss Whedon Prod
Eli Stone -(ABC Series-Greg Berlanti prod)
**The Invited (Independent Film – Ryan McKinney)
Wanna Bet? (ABC game show)
The Riches –(FX series – dub stage SUB)
CSI NY- (CBS Series – dub stage sub)
Drive –(FOX Pilot- Greg Yaintanes dir)
In Case of Emergency-(ABC Pilot- Jon Favreau dir)
Runaway (CW Pilot- Mikael Solomon dir)
South Beach (UPN Series)
Fallen (ABC Family Movie-Mikael Salomon-Dir)
Alias (ABC series – dub stage SUB season 5)
Nearing Grace (FEATURE- John Wells/Whitewater Films)
North Shore (Fox Series Salke/Brancato prod)
Knights Of The South Bronx (Fox/A&E – Movie)
Same As It Never Was (Disney/ABC Family Movie)
5 Days To Midnight (SCI FI/Lion’s Gate miniseries- Michael Watkins-dir)
Jake 2.0 (UPN Series-Silvio Horta,David Greenwalt prod)
The Riverman (A&E Movie)
Veritas –The Quest (ABC series- Patrick Massett ),
** Benedict Arnold (A&E Movie Mikael Salomon-Dir)
**Murder In Greenwich (Columbia/USA),
Prince William (Fox/ABC MOW -Michael Watkins-dir)
**The Dark (pilot-Walter Hill-Stephen J. Cannell/WB)
**Briar and Graves (Fox- pilot Michael Katleman -dir)
Just A Phase (ABC Family Pilot)
Future Tense (Joel Silver Productions- Pilot)
Newton (Joel Silver Productions -Pilot)
The Golden Blaze (Urban Ent – anim FEATURE)
Bratz (Fox 4Kids animated series/DVD)
LA LAW “The Movie” (NBC/Fox MOW)
**The Chronicle (Fox /SCI-FI series Greenblatt –Janollari prod)
Freedom (WBTV/Joel Silver-series)
The Mummy (Universal Cartoon/Kids WB series)
The Education of Max Bickford (Fox Pilot- Rod Holcomb dir)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (ABC miniseries /DVD)
**Jesus Mary and Joey (FEATURE-Indie),
**A Glimpse Of Hell (FX- Movie Mikael Salomon-Dir)
Martial Law (CBS- series)
Liberty’s Kids (DIC series)
**Personally Yours (CBS - MOW)