‘Moriarity’ caps evening
at Rock the Block tonight

CAP THE NIGHT — Rock the Block in Oneida started at noon but goes until 9 p.m. with bands, booths and food all day. "Moriarity" performs at 7:30 p.m. to close out the night. "Moriarity" includes, from left, Tim Wood, keyboard/piano and backing vocals from Rome; Josh Moriarity, lead vocals and guitars from Prospect; Matt Kleivoneit, bass and backing vocals from Floyd; Keith Carroll, drums and percussion from Rome and Gabe Richardson, guitars and backing vocals from Marcy. (Photo submitted)

ONEIDA — Rock the Block on East Railroad Street continue until 9 tonight.

There are bands, booths and food with "Moriarity" taking the stage at 7:30 to finish off the evening.

"Moriarity" includes Rome, Floyd, Marcy and Prospect members who all serve in their local churches.

The Christian rock band was formed in 2011 when front-man Josh Moriarity came out with his album "Between Pain and Progress."

The band was originally put together with the intention of just playing a release concert. But soon other shows came rolling in and the performers all decided to form a band around the music that Moriarity had recorded.

Band members said, "All who come out to our shows find that they have a lot of fun and that the musicianship is good but the message is positive and encouraging whether you believe in God or not."

They said the music is more of a "cross-over" style, it can be played (and has been) in churches as well as mainstream radio.

The group has signed a contract with the local Christian music TV platform "UpMusic Television" and we will be releasing a music video and a commercial soon. The CDs and songs from "Between Pain and Progress" are available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and CDbaby.com

Besides today’s Rock the Block, the group is scheduled for:

July 20 "Light up the Night" at Redeeming Love Fellowship in Stittville

Aug. 18 Voices for Christ City Crusade festival in Griffo Park in downtown Rome.

On the net: facebook.com/MoriarityBand, facebook.com/JoshMoriarityBand

Twitter: @MoriaryBand, @MoriarityJosh