THE MOVING SOUNDS from Stockholm, Sweden founded in 2000 by bass guitarist Peter Rosén, drummer Per Wollbrand and guitarist Lars Nordin. After a short period of being a trio, they recruited Fredrik Forsman as he was well known for his organ skills playing with bands like "Baby Snakes" and "Jim Jams" (some of his former fellows later founded the well known band "Caesars“). With Jonas Lindholm, a swedish parttime post-clerk and passionate world traveller they found the perfect singer and a vibrant entertainer.
The intention from the beginning was to play music inspired by the 60s, but not raw garage punk as a lot of other bands influenced by that great decade. Instead, the idea was to play music with more of a modflavour - a combination of sixties Rhythm 'n' Blues and Soul or The Creation mixed with Booker T & The MG's.
In August 2000, Staffan Flodmark replaced Lars Nordin as guitarist. Apart from playing at the Stockholm Mod club Snap, The Moving Sounds were also invited to play at the Lambretta Club Stockholm’s club 'Soul Cave' – the crowd went wild and word about the band started to spread. This resulted in a number of other gigs. With Staffan joining they started to write their own material. After extensive performing, song writing and rehearsals it was time to put the new songs on tape. Together with engineer Thomas Johansson they recorded four songs in their own rehearsal studio, during a weekend in May 2001. These recordings resulted in a four-track vinyl EP – Perfection EP, released in October 2001 on their own label MSSC Records, in 500 hand numbered copies. The EP received rave reviews by The Uppers Organization, New Untouchables and others.
The year 2002 started out a bit slow for The Moving Sounds. The singer Jonas spent the first five months abroad, enjoying a round-the-world- vacation, leaving the rest of the guys rehearsing instrumentally. Fortunately, The Moving Sounds were booked to play at the Italian 60's festival Beatfever in Verona. After adding two other gigs in northern Italy, the band went on a small but successful summer tour in July. During the following autumn they played in Gothenburg at the Run 'n' Race scooter meeting, Club Uppers in Stockholm, the Sundsvall Maximum Garage Festival, Purple Weekend in Spain plus Club Pigall in Oslo.
In October they recorded three songs and in January 2003 they released their 2nd single 'Am I Good To You?', again on the own label MSSC Records.
During 2003 The Moving Sounds performed at the 1st Sinful Mod Weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden. In June 2003, the band toured Germany for the first time, including gigs at the Men from U.N.K.E.L. Mod Weekender in Kassel and at Club Unique in Düsseldorf. They also played together with De Stijl and Paris at a big one-off club night in Stockholm. The autumn was spent writing and rehearsing new songs. In November 2003 the band was invited to play at the Club Beatbox in Stockholm.
2004 was a another really amazing year for the band. Hamburg based CopaseDisques, and from now on their home label, released their debut album 'Don´t Sleep on This' and arranged an overwhelming Germany/ Italien Tour.
In 2006 The Moving Sounds recorded and issued their 2nd album 'Ground Shaker'. After the recordings Forsman left the band and well known and restless Parsley joined in 2007 as full-time organ player. Alex from CopaseDisques set up another Germany Tour for July 2007 where they were supported at some gigs by LES BOF!. The band released in 2008 another vinyl EP called 'Playing their 2008 Hits', recorded by Dennis Rux at the Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Studios in Hamburg. The same year (June 2008) they recorded in Gijón, Spain at Estudios Circo Perrotti with Jorge Explosion & Mike Mariconda their self titled 3rd album which was released in 2009.
At the end of 2011 The Moving Sounds replaced their organ player again. Main reason for this was the distance between Parsley´s hometown London and Stockholm. The band contacted local musician and longtime friend Ola Karlsson to come in and try the newly bought Korg Organ and Leslie amp at the upcoming Germany Tour in 2012.
No news from them since then..., currently most of the members gigging and recording with bands as The Fortune-Tellers and the The Alloy Six, both with releases at CopaseDisques.