Marisa Rodriguez (lead singer/guitarist/songwriter) founded the band back in 2016 and began her search for The Moths.

At the start of 2017 Marisa began working with Liam Barnes who she had known for years through the Reading music scene. He had agreed to help Marisa with recording her songs whilst she looked for more permanent band members.

In Autumn 2017 Marisa booked in some recording time with Jason Wilson (producer for bands such as Fightstar, Reuben, Dinosaur Pile-up and many more) at the renowned Stakeout Studios in Hampton, London.

Liam came in to record bass and help with guitar parts for the session and, as a favour to the drummer-less band, Jason agreed to play drums. Jason had been working with guitarist, Sophie Lloyd, a few weeks prior, and suggested inviting her in to perform a featured guitar solo on the band's track "69". Sophie agreed and came in to join the band during the second week of recording. This recording experience caused the four of them to form a close friendship and an even stronger creative synergy. Shortly after the recording process, they all agreed to be full time members of the band. Chris Merton, an old friend of Marisa's completed the band line-up as second lead guitarist in January 2018.


In April 2018 the band played their debut show at the Are You Listening? festival in Reading to a full crowd at the Purple Turtle, Reading. Since this first show they have gained a core following, playing increasingly bigger shows.


The band released their debut single and music video 'Skin' in September 2019. This was shortly followed by three more music videos - watch the music videos now on YouTube: Marisa And The Moths YouTube.

The debut album was released in November 2019 which has received incredible reaction from fans all over the world - listen on Spotify now: Marisa And The Moths Spotify.

The band have been touring the UK on their first headline tours in support of their album release. The tours were a massive success and have gained them great recognition for their live performances. The band will be venturing out on their biggest UK tour yet in September/October 2020 - find out where MATM are playing on the Tour page.

Lead guitarists Sophie Lloyd and Chris Merton both left Marisa And The Moths in June 2020 to dedicate time to their solo projects. Holly Brooke Harvey joined as MATM's new lead guitarist and backing vocalist later that month.

Follow the band on social media platforms to keep up to date with news - all social media links can be found the Marisa And The Moths Linktree.



"Marisa And The Moths are a pretty filthy, filthy pretty, grunge influenced, Reading-based rock band with a modern edge. Female fronted with soaring vocals and powerful melodies."



Formed: 2017

Released: 2019

Origin:  Reading, UK


Genres:  Grunge, Alternative, Rock


Marisa Rodriguez / Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Songwriter

Liam James Barnes / Bass, Backing Vocals

Jason Wilson / Drums, Producer

Holly Brooke Harvey / Lead, Guitar


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Marisa Rodriguez

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