The Moose is an alternative band from Lee’s Summit, Missouri: a suburb of Kansas City. Originally formed by Jake Hilger, Alex Huffman, and Tyler Frey in the summer of 2016, they were later completed with the additions of Emma Klein and Parker Tozier in August 2016. With backgrounds in choir, jazz band, and years of playing, each member implements their own unique touch to each track. The Moose’s “sound” includes ingredients of a funky alternative- pop/synth-rock genre, with heavy influences from neo-psychedelic bands and classic rock. The Moose has maintained a large local following after playing their first live show ever, bringing a crowd of almost 300 people. Since then, they have played numerous shows and locations, such as: the recordBar, Llywelyn’s Pub, The Roxy, Aftershock, 825 Studios, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum, where they won 2017 Shuttlerock: Teen Battle of the Bands. Winning the Battle of the Bands later gained them a spot on the Middle of the Map Festival Lineup, where artists such as Lewis Delmar, Jason Isbell, and De La Soul headlined. The Moose is in the process of writing a full-length album set to release in 2018.