Origin: Edmonton, Alberta
Moe Berg was born in St. Albert. AB. As a teenager, he formed The Modern Minds with Kim Upright and Bobby Drysdale in the burdgoning Edmonton Punk/New Wave scene. They quickly became a fixture of the local alternative scene and released an obligatory 7″ single Theresa’s World. In the last several years, the single has gained some notoriety and, along with some additional recordings was released as a full length CD The Modern Minds on BASE Records in Japan.
Moe relocated to Toronto and formed The Pursuit of Happiness. After their indie release, I’m An Adult Now became an underground hit, the band was signed to Chrysalis Records. Their debut full length, Love Junk was produced by Berg’s childhood idol Todd Rundgren and the record launched the band to international attention. TPOH embarked on a year long world tour and then settled in with Rundgren to record their follow up, One-Sided Story. After more touring, the band followed Chrysalis label head, Mike Bone to Mercury Records and released their third album, The Downward Road. The band released two more studio records, Where’s The Bone and The Wonderful World of The Pursuit Of Happiness. Two greatest hits compliations followed, a US selection on Razor And Tie’s called Sex And Food in 2000 and When We Ruled in 2005 on EMI Canada. A full length concert, The Pursuit of Happiness Live In Concert was released in 2005.
A collection of Moe’s short stories, The Green Room was published in 2000.
Moe has also recorded soundtrack music for Fuzz and Getting In and recorded and performed music for the WB/Clear Channel production of Scooby Doo.
He currently works as a producer and songwriter and teaches music production part time at Music Industry Arts.