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ABOUT

"Beautiful songs"

- Mother of lead singer Moozy

"A great songwriter"

- Again, mother of lead singer Moozy

"He's a good boy"

- Again, mother of lead singer Moozy

The Royal Belgian Conspiracy is the brainchild of lead singer and songwriter Moozy. Moozy trained as a jazz musician however was always more drawn to indie folk and alt country music. Moozy moved to Australia with his family from Belgium as a small child and then grew up in Canberra, and now splits his time between Canberra and Melbourne.    

Fellow bandmates include Matt Nightingale on bass/double bass and Tedd Nugent on drums/percussion/rev specs. 

Influences

Influences include acts such The Lumineers, The National, Bon Iver, Angus & Julia Stone, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Milk Carton Kids, Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Ray La Montagne, Damien Jurado, S. Carey, Damien Rice, Gillian Welch, The Be Good Tanyas, Iron and Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Howard and The Avett Brothers.

Origins of band name

The origins of the band name 'The Royal Belgian Conspiracy' derive from Moozy's Belgian roots and there being a Baron on his father’s side of the family. The 'Conspiracy' reference was simply added for punch. 

Moozy's father was a one-hit wonder in Belgium with the single 'Savez-Vous Danser Sans Souliers' which translates in English to 'Can You Dance Without Shoes'. His father cut his teeth playing gigs in Oxford, England. Moozy grew up with his father walking around the house playing his guitar and mumbling melodies as he worked on his latest song. Apart from his hit single, his father never released another track.