BIO

 PALE MOON GANG reflects the raw aggressiveness and tender underbelly of
New York, the city they call home. With riffs that grab you and won't let go, the
GANG creates a smoldering energy that rides on a wave of pure rock'n'roll.

 Lead vocalist/guitarist Richard Dev Greene was born and raised in New
York City. His playground, downtown's Lower East Side, afforded him an experience
few aspiring rockers ever get - exposure to NYC's raw,
rebellious, punk rock scene. From that point on, Greene knew he had but one calling
in life. This destiny led his first band, Pale Face Of Youth, to the doorstep of
fame. After being spotted at CBGB, Pale Face was offered an opening spot for The
CLASH, a band whose audiences routinely crucified opening acts. Yet, this was not
the case with Pale Face, who went over so well they were offered two more shows on
what turned out to be The Clash's farewell tour. This honor lead to opening slots
for other legends like PIL, The Cramps, Billy Idol and The Ramones.

 Around this time, a fourteen year old Luke Miller happened to cross paths
with Greene at the now legendary Saint Marks Bar. After an initial confrontation,
fueled by drink and teen-aged macho posturing, the two bonded in their mutual mania
for rock'n'roll. They danced and thrashed to songs by the Sex Pistols, Iggy, and the
Clash and as each song entered their bloodstream like the same drug, they knew a
lifelong friendship was brewing. A few weeks later Miller went to see Pale Face
perform and was blown away. In his journal he recalls, "Greene glided across the
stage like James Brown and attacked his guitar with the ferociousness of Joe
Strummer". He felt the only thing missing was himself onstage with Greene. At the
time, the only instrument Miller could play was the radio, but this was soon to
change. Greene spent weeks teaching Miller bass guitar and soon their musical lives
together had begun. Their personal connection produced great music and an intense
onstage chemistry ... but intense chemistry often has unintended consequences. A
fanatical devotion to punk ideology combined with a few arrests, too much junkie
business and more than a dash of cold gin, led their then manager to declare these
boys "unmanageable". Indeed they were, and with their mission sidetracked, they went
their separate ways.

 Time heals all wounds. Miller came to Greene in 2004 with a proposition:
reform the band in attitude and energy, but with a new sound. Thus, PALE MOON GANG
was born. The startling compliment to their sound comes from Brian Wolfe, an
amazingly skilled drummer and true southern gentleman, who transforms onstage into
the brilliant, manic "Wolfman". They performed their debut show at the place it all
started, CBGB, and their mission began anew.

 When watching Greene and Miller perform, you feel as if you're seeing
their story unfold. Their wildly fluid and untamed onstage rapport captivates
audiences and makes them true believers, just as Greene did for Miller that first
time. 

 PALE MOON GANG is recording a new album at Brooklyn's Excello Studios.
Their current sound evolves from heavy bass hooks, driving beats, and sinewy guitar
passion, coupled with lyrics that dive in deep. It's a sound that burrows inside you
and makes itself home. That's alright, this is tribal music medicine that makes it
all better. 
 
condensed bio:
If there’s such a genre as New York rock, PALE MOON GANG are unashamedly its
ambassadors. They're Lower East Siders who've cut their teeth on the rock that
erupted out of the East Village in the 80's. Lead vocalist/guitarist Richard Dev
Greene & bassist Luke Miller's teen age band, PALE FACE OF YOUTH, achieved a measure
 of local fame and held opening slots for The Clash, The Cramps, The Ramones, Billy
Idol and The Lords Of The New Church. 

PALE MOON GANG's current sound still reflects the raw aggressiveness and tender
underbelly of the city they call home, adding a strong bass and rhythm focus on
their new songs.  

There may be some Clash influence here, but for the most part it’s the sort of
tight, sinewy "Gotham punk" associated with Johnny Thunders, The New York Dolls and
The Stooges.