Paul Moleta is an Australian born singer-songwriter. His music offers a unique blend of alternative pop rock melodies and insightful song writing.
Growing up in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, Paul always dreamed of becoming a singer-songwriter. In 2011 Paul, cousin Adrian Moleta and friend Nick McKay became rock band Mokoan (aka Inseek) with Paul being the band’s lead vocalist and songwriter. The band went on to achieve the following milestones
2013 both One Way Destination and Burning Flame chart #1 on N1M
2014 Burning Flame charts #1 on N1M.
Paul along with Band Mokoan support The Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation. Organising the fundraising event, the boys launch their EP“ The Story Begins” donating all proceeds from the evening toward the foundation.
Paul would bill the band and solo performances voluntary for The Relay for Life events around Melbourne.
2015 26th January “DON’T LET IT GO” features on Triple M’s Australia Day Promo “The Big Day In”
Don’t Let It Go charts #1 on N1M and Hear Them Cry charts #1 on N1M
In 2015 Paul was faced with a major setback after suffering a serious back injury and was told he would possibly never walk again. During his extensive recovery and rehabilitation, where he could not work or perform and the split of the band, Paul found light in the music of Irish band U2. This became his inspiration, vowing to himself not only to recover, but that if he did, he would move to Ireland and record his music at Windmill Lane Studios, the original recording studio of U2.
In 2017 he did just that, adopting Ireland as a home base for his music. He honed his craft playing the pubs, clubs and festivals he managed to realize his dream of recording at Windmill Lane Studios in 2019. Currently working with producer Ger McDonnell, who has worked with several huge bands including U2, Paul has recorded his latest singles Hypnotised and Waiting released early 2020 and now a brand new track Hey Young Soul releasing Wednesday 12th August 2020.
Recently Paul has played Ireland’s iconic music festival Electric Picnic in 2019 on the Village Hall Stage (Global Green), which also included headline acts Jess Glynne, Gavin James, Hozier and Florence + The Machine, Billie Elish, Dermot Kenny, Inhaler and The Academic
In 2018 and 2019 Paul performed live as an international guest at The O’Connors famous Pub In Salthill Galway IRE.
2019 Paul features as a live International act for The Darkey Kelly’s Music Fest and features as a live International act Dublin’s Culture Fest at Castle Hotel in Ireland
Returning to Melbourne in October 2019 Paul was a support act for Melbourne based rock band Black Bird Green on their spring tour.
2016 Radio interview/live performance on Fresh FM Bendigo AUS
2017 Independent Ireland/UK tour
2nd radio interview/live performance on Fresh FM Bendigo AUS and Apple FM Bacchus Marsh Aus
2018 Recordings commence in Ireland with sponsors contributing through the ACF (Creative Partnerships Australia)
2nd live performance and radio interview on Apple FM Bacchus Marsh AUS
Live performance and international guest at The O’Connors famous Pub In Sathill Galway IRE
Appears on The Odbox live stream In Dublin
Appears on Balcony TV Galway Christmas episode
Live radio Interviews and performance on Sound Liffey FM and Dublin South FM radio
2019 Hypnotized & Waiting For Love chart #1 on N1M in both singer-songwriter & alternative rock genre. Inseek charts #1 genre singer-songwriter on N1M in Australia
Recordings for a new album
Feature act (twice) at The International Bar Dublin
Performance at The Electric Picnic Music Festival as INSEEK
2nd appearence at O’Connors Famous Pub Salthill Galway
International act for The Darkey Kelly’s Music Fest
Performance at Dublin’s Culture Fest at Castle Hotel
Support act for Melbourne based rock band BlackBird Green spring tour.
New album to be released early 2020
Where do the names INSEEK & MOKOAN come from?
INSEEK was given as a nickname by a long time friend Joe Rambaldi.
MOKOAN is a truck rest area located on the M31 HWY in Victoria AUS.
Irish Times (Electric Picnic 2019) Paul Moleta aka Inseek is an all round talented songwriter, vocalist and live act, shaping a unique and distinct blend of accessible original music with a truly broad appeal.
Press Release September 25th 2019 by Tommy Keyees: Our last performer at the Darkey Kelly’s Music Festival before we crowd the stage for the Closing Jam – and it’s his last Irish gig before heading back to Melbourne. We’re really going to miss Paul Inseek, backed here by Paul O’Toole and Philip Brady
After a kick ass round one show, Melbourne band Mokoan is back to take the stage again at The Espy—this time in The Gershwin Room for the semi finals of Emergenza Festival Australia. Make sure you catch them when they go on this Thursday, July 31st. And in the meantime, check out what the band had to say to us before the gig.
FOR THOSE WHO DIDN’T GET TO SEE YOU IN THE FIRST ROUND, CAN YOU INTRODUCE US TO YOUR BAND MOKOAN?
We are a pop rock group from Melbourne, delivering our diverse style of original material… Members being cousins Paul and Adrian Moleta, with Guitarist Pat Boanno & bassist Tony Corsetti.
WHAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FIRST ROUND FOR YOU?
The opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team with an awesome stage set up.
OUT OF ALL THE SONGS YOU PLAYED, WHICH ONE GOT THE BIGGEST REACTION OUT OF THE CROWD AND WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS?
Hard to say… we believe they connected with the overall set, giving a positive response to all songs.
CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE FIRST ROUND AND WHAT YOU LEARNED FROM IT?
We learned that there is awesome talent, and the whole atmosphere gives a positive vibe that makes you really wanna be a part of this festival.
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO BETWEEN GIGS AND WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF THE COMPETITION?
As we do, we continue to put heart and soul into every gig and to build a strong foundation to deliver our original material to the audience.
SO HOW DOES IT FEEL BEING ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE EMERGENZA FINALS?
An unexplainable feeling of excitement.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR UPCOMING CONCERT AT THE ESPY?
Another dynamic experience.
For more details on the show at The Espy, July 31st, click here.
G’Day USA/Australia Week July 27th 2014: Mokoan is a Melbourne based group with an idiosyncratic style of diverse pop rock (contemporary) Music. Formed in 2011 by cousins – singer songwriter Paul Moleta & drummer Adrian Moleta – the boys begin a new journey delivering their original material & inspiring music. In 2014, Mokoan recorded & released their first EP titled “The Story Begins” dedicating their EP to the Steven Walter children’s cancer foundation.
See more of the boys here: www.mokoan.net
Social media press release by Marcus Faraci August 28th 2015: Spinal Surgery puts on hold Mokoan’ s live shows and plans to release another single following a brand new EP. 2015 certainly has been a rough ride for Singer Songwriter Paul Moleta after battling spinal injury only just 4 months ago. Strongly recovering with ongoing Rehab treatment Paul was unfortunately faced with yet another surgery leaving him with little room to finish recordings and attending live shows. On behalf of the crew we pray continuously that the Lord’s compassionate heart be open to Laying his Healing Hands on Paul and working his miracle through the hands of the surgeons and staff.
Emergenza Fest April 2014 :Press Release by Megan Cipollini Today’s Classic Power Pop Rock & Power Ballard’s: Rock band Mokoan mixes influences from the to 80’s to today’s power pop rock to get their own unique brand of rock and roll, an eclectic mix of sounds to the 21st century—that inform their original music, but the one common denominator is rock and roll.
Checkout song “Don’t Let It Go” to get an idea of what we’re talking about. Feedback and Ramones style distorted power chords starts this song off before it breaks into a high on the neck power pop riff. Then the fast-paced, positive feeling melody— of original tunes “One Way Destination” brings in a pop punk vibe in the distorted guitar riff and an understated vocal delivery, which helps the song build up slowly until it all opens up in the chorus with huge guitar and synth sounds and a singer who just wails—it’s clear that Mokoan performs every single one of his songs with heart and soul……………Megan Cipollini.
For more information visit http://www.paulmoleta.com
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