Chill Moody’s new duo, &More comprised of Moody and Donn T, the sister of Ahmir Thompson, popularly known as Questlove, will perform a free, live concert for servicemen and women at Fort Dix, New Jersey on Friday, July 26.
“It’s been a year in the making. They do a concert series over there for the troops and their families,” Moody told Philadelphia Weekly.
“They looked like they’re packed and are going to bring in a wide array of different artists to provide some live entertainment for the guys and girls over there.”
While the concert is not open to the public – specific to military members and their families – Moody said he is excited to perform a concert unique to anything else he’s done in the past. He and Thompson are in the middle of a North American tour that’s taken them most recently to Guelph, Ontario, Canada. There, they performed at the Hillside Music Festival, which is about two hours outside of Toronto.
Next month, &More goes to Portland, Oregon for the Pickathon Festival in Happy Valley.
Asked how he and Thompson came about collaborating, Moody said it was very organic from the start.
“[When we] met, our music met each other first,” he said.
“We met for the first time officially at a Grammy party in Philly three or four years ago. Typically, when we meet artists, they say, ‘Oh let’s make something,’ but we made sure we doubled down on this promise and actually did some work together.
“The song we created, the song called ‘Clear,’ it was so simple – so quick, so easy to make – we really liked the song that we said, ‘Hey, we should probably work more together on an official basis. Let’s start a group.’ We kind of proposed that idea to each other at the same time, which is kind of crazy.”
Ja Rule and Ashanti will be headlining this Friday’s show at Fort Dix. Moody said he is looking forward to meeting both artists for the first time.
“That’s nostalgia right there,” he said. “I’ve never seen either one of them perform live. I hope they play some of their hits.”