Moby is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and
photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights
He has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
Richard Melville Hall
September 11, 1965 (age
Harlem, New York City
5' 8" (173 cm)
Electronica, trip-hop, house, downtempo, ambient, alternative rock, techno, punk rock, chill out
DJ, singer-songwriter, musician, photographer, animal activist
Turntables, keyboards, synthesizer, drum machine, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
His middle name and the nickname "Moby" were given to him by his parents because of an ancestral
relationship to "Moby Dick" author Herman Melville. He said:
"The basis for Richard Melville Hall - and for Moby - is
that supposedly Herman Melville was my great-great-great-granduncle."
MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video ("South Side").
VH1/Vogue Fashion Award for Visionary Video ("South Side").
Rolling Stone Magazines Best Dance/DJ Artist of the Year
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography (Brad Rushing) for "We Are All Made Of Stars"
I don't really trust men who claim they are not interested in porn.
I'm investing in a company that has patented wallet technology that will deodorize currency. That way people won't have to deal with money that smells funny.
I'm like a monk with a taste for hookers.
I'm not a particularly attractive person - 5ft 8in, stooping, with a receding hairline.
If I was a sex symbol, I would be getting laid a lot more than I am now.
In my own strange way, I'm a Christian, in that I really love Christ, and I think that the wisdom of Christ is
the highest, strongest wisdom I've ever encountered, and I think that his description of the human condition
is about the best description or understanding of the human condition I've ever encountered... I wouldn't
necessarily consider myself a Christian in the conventional sense of the word, where I go to church or
believe in cultural Christianity, but I really do love Christ and recognize him in whatever capacity as I
can understand it as God. One of my problems with the church and conventional Christianity is it seems like
their focus doesn't have much to do with the teachings of Christ, but rather with their own social agenda.
So that's why I tend to be sort of outspoken about how much I dislike conventional cultural Christianity.
-Animal Rights liner notes