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| Morginsky performing in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.|
Morginsky performing in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
|Also known as||Mojo|
|Born||June 14, 1976|
|Origin||Long Island, New York, U.S.|
|Genres|| Christian rock|
|Associated acts|| The O.C. Supertones|
Matt Morginsky was born in Long Island to a Jewish father and an Italian mother. At age 14 he turned to Christianity. The following year (January 1991) he arranged to meet Jason Carson because he was interested in starting a Christian band, and one of Morginsky's friends from high school had given him Carson's phone number.
Morginsky and Carson formed a band which at first was named simply, "Saved." Ethan Luck joined the band on guitar, and Carson's friend, Tony Terusa, joined on bass guitar. In the first years that Saved was together, they had difficulty finding their musical style, and played music ranging between punk, metal, ska, rock, and funk. By April of 1995, they had decided to be a ska band, and the name was changed to "The O.C. Supertones."
The O.C. Supertones
From April 1995 to October 2005, Morginsky acted as the lead vocalist and song-writer of The O.C. Supertones, and occasionally played guitar and bass. With the Supertones he achieved great success and acclaim, up until the band's disbanding in 2005.
In 2007 he released four songs on his myspace, describing them as demos for his solo project.
Mojo & the Info
In January 2008 he announced that recording on his solo album had started. In April 2008 he released the album "Doctorate in Cold Rockin' It (Mojo Goes to College)" was released under the artist name "Mojo & the Info" as a digital download on iTunes and Myspace. The album was recorded and mixed by former Supertones guitarist Ethan Luck.
In 2009 Matt revealed on the Mojo & the Info myspace that he would be releasing some new songs in a joint project with Croatian Ska/Rock band "October Light", a band that he plays with overseas. They now go by the name "Mojo and October Light" and are currently mixing their new cd "Everything Will Be Made Right". There is a video of a new song "Chemical Reaction" up on youtube.
Morginsky describes his theology as "reformed" in his Myspace blog.
The song "I Will Follow" from Revenge of the O.C. Supertones chronicles his own finding of Christ.
Morginsky enjoys reading and has a good knowledge of Christian Scriptures. This results in most of his lyrics being based on Morginsky's interpretation of one or more parts of the Bible.
Some of the topics that he frequently writes about include his struggles with faith, his love for God, and the Second Coming of Christ.
Other of his lyrics use war metaphors that call Christians to be strong and fight for their beliefs. Some examples of these songs are "Perseverance of the Saints," "Grounded," and "Return of the Revolution."
Another of his recurrent writing motif is a request to Christian youths to reject what popular culture labels as "cool" and instead accept the word of God. Songs such as "Cult of Cool," "Birth of Uncool," and "Radio Plays" deal with this subject.
- ↑ "Profile - The Supertones". October 1999. http://www.christianbook.com/html/authors/3541.html. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. pp. 902–904. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.