Mosquito-B 2020 features Dan Louis Moisan (Lead guitar and vocal) and Philippe Navarro on Bass guitar. They have opened for notables such as Saga, Sound Of Contact (Simon Collins), Honeymoon Suite, The Box, The Korgis/Stackridge, Live and ABC. Dan also performed as a guest singer with Carl Palmer (ELP) on his Canadian Tour.
Mosquito-B were the sole artist representing Canada at the UK’s official celebration of John Lennon 70th birthday in 2010. They have since toured the UK six times including a date at the Hampton Summer Concerts series (London) in July 2013 where they performed an unprecedented 70-minute set opening for British pop stars, ABC (The Look Of Love).
Dan is also a best selling author, having penned a series of French fiction (The Legend Of Lezardo Da Vinci) which is also published in spanish and distributed in ten countries worldwide.
Dan is currently working on is next album, entitled ‘Roam In Essence’, after releasing ‘Use Less U’ and ‘Use Less 2’ (2016 & 2017). He worked with legendary sound engineers Paul Northfield (Rush, Ozzy, Hole, Dream Theater) and Ray Staff (Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bowie, Rthe Clash, Muse). The new single ‘Nowhere Minus 20’ is engineered and co-produced by Eric Noël and mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckinghouse Mastering in Toronto.
Dan Louis Moisan - Mosquito-B
Mosquito-B is the brainchild of Quebec City-born Dan Louis Moisan. Author. Songwriter. Musician. Recording/performing artist. Advertising and marketing wiz. Entrepreneur. One of these titles would be enough for one person. Dan has integrated all of them.
The choices we make define who we are. In an effort to sidestep the lifestyle of a musician, Dan started his own advertising agency where he could give full play to creative and commercial instincts. This self-taught musician almost managed to dodge the musical elephant in the room.
Dan founded ‘Mosquito-B in 1998. By 2001, he had released his debut album ‘Si J’te Dis’ which featured his first-ever original recording, ‘Pas La Peine’. The CD was well-received at radio and was followed with a second LP, ‘Le Sparadra’ wich generated five radio-active singles including a No. 1 hit on CBC’s ‘Bande à Part’. The success caught the attention of Quebec singer Elle who covered Dan’s songs ‘Amour’ which captured another radio hit.
Dan teamed-up with producers Marc Durand (Men Without Hats) and Fred St-Gelais (Marie Mai, Canadian Idol). The collaboration resulted in Dan’s first English album, ‘Raid’ and featured ‘Love After All’ which was remixed by Peakafeller and DJ Dan Desnoyers. The song broke in clubs worldwide, putting Mosquito-B on the international scene.
Next came a 6-song EP ‘Killing Mars’ mixed and co-produced by Paul Northfield and released in the UK in a limited-run collectors’ vinyl edition, in response to the growing demand there. The full-lenght CD ‘Killing Mars’ followed to critical and popular acclaim. Then came ‘Use Less U’ and ‘Use Less 2’, more personal and emotional albums, following the passing of Dan’s father. Mosquito-B is back in 2020 with a new team, on stage and in the studio, proposing the sound that Dan was always looking for. A mix of Brit-Rock and Southern-Rock, longing to get the best of both worlds. Thanks to sound engineer Eric Noël and Mastering engineer Peter Letros. As usual, Dan is playing almost everything in the studio.