West Los Angeles, CA
Detroit-bred singer-songwriter MoZella seamlessly blends pop, soul, and jazz into her carefully crafted tales of life and love. Her charismatic vocals and charming personality have earned her the reputation as a fresh alternative to formulaic pop artists. Now based out of Los Angeles, MoZella has just released her sophomore album on Universal/Motown Records.
Armed with nothing but her guitar, the blonde troubadour set out for the West Coast immediately after graduating from high school to pursue her music career. When things didn’t develop as quickly as she had hoped, MoZella found herself decorating cakes by day and performing in coffee shops at night. All her hard work eventually paid off, as she was signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records in 2004.
Following her Warner/Maverick debut in 2006, MoZella toured the U.S. with the Dave Matthews Band, Lifehouse, Five For Fighting, Daniel Powter, Michelle Branch, and Colbie Caillat. Her songs have been featured in several television series including One Tree Hill, Las Vegas, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, Wildfire, Lipstick Jungle, Private Practice, as well as many others. In addition, she wrote and recorded the song “Amazed,” which was used in a national Mercedes-Benz television commercial.
Most recently, her songs have been featured in MTV's The Hills, MTV's The City, Fox's Fringe, Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime's Sherri, ABC's Castle, ABC's Modern Family, and the teaser trailer for Sony Pictures’ Did You Hear About The Morgans? starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant. Her song "Magic (Oh Oh Oh)" was used in the Verizon Droid commercial, which instantly became a viral hit on the Internet, receiving nearly 1.5 million views in its first week. “Magic” was also used on the BBC network and for Tesco Grocery chain in the UK.
MoZella has continuously stayed focused on finding new ways to further develop her signature, audacious style of songwriting. For the sophomore LP, MoZella enlisted the talents of Jimmy Harry, Tony Kanal (No Doubt), Marty James (One Block Radius), Tim Meyers (One Republic), Sunny Levine, Rune Westberg, and Smidi. MoZella’s album, 'Belle Isle', with it's big hooks, smart lyrics, and infectious beats was released through Universal/Motown Records in October of ’09.
She’s recently re-released the album along with three additional tracks on her own imprint Belle Isle Records through Beverly Martel Music. MoZella continues to write for other artists as well as writing and recording new material for her follow up to “Belle Isle”.