Founded by Reanna Boggs, and Charlie Bongo on January 1 2016 as Vintage Ink the 5 piece cover band was re-branded as Moxie Blitz after Reanna Boggs left the band in December 2016. Noreen Kurowski, former singer for The Killer Flamingos and the Wrenfields took on the huge task of replacing Reanna as lead singer
Noreen Kurowski – Lead Singer
Noreen is a twenty-year veteran of the Detroit music scene. Performed with well-known Metro Detroit area bands. The Killer Flamingos, The Wrenfields, and Vox Pop are just an example of the equally diverse and talented groups of musicians with which she has had the pleasure of performing. Highlights of her musical career include performances at venues and festivals in Toronto, Put-In-Bay, Cincinnati, Louisville KY, and Key West FL. As a recording artist, she has received international airplay, and garnered a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Vocalist.
Keith DePoorter - Lead Guitarist
Winner of two Detroit Music awards, performed as the lead guitarist for Superdot "Detroits Premier Ska band", and has opened for the Toasters, Skapone, Skatalites, Reel Big Fish, Toots and the Maytals, Gold Finger, Bad Manners, et al. Has played with Detroit local artist 1592 and many other featured Detroit Artists. Oh, and he has a dog.
Adam Brode – Bass/Vocals
Adam has dedicated himself to be a musician and a student of music of the highest order. His deep, intuitive and expressive pocket is what helps create his signature sound. Adam has spent a large part of his life creating, recording, touring and living the life of a consummate musician. Adams influences are on clear sonic display as he pays personal homage to some of the giants in the field. James Jamerson, Sir Paul McCartney and Jaco Pastorius, are primary amongst those. Adam has toured extensively up and down the east coast and opened for Derek Trucks, ZZ Top, and George Thorogood. He recently was hired to back local legend Michael Henderson and we're very happy to have him with Vintage Ink.
Reed Schwallie - Lead Guitarist/Vocals
Reed has over 20 years of experience as a professional musician beginning in the Detroit area where he performed in the artists such as Phineas Gage, Acme Soul and The Vudu Hippies; and also filling in with cover bands in the greater Detroit and Atlanta metropolitan area. These bands included bands like the Detroit bands Big Lizard, Nice Onion, Maggie McCabe Band, Patti Tatro Band and the Jon Michael Band. In Atlanta, he was a member of 700 South, Slacker and The Grant Davis band. He has also played as a solo acoustic musician at bars, venues and restaurants in both the Detroit and Atlanta areas. Reed’s guitar training began in the Southfield Parks and recreation music appreciation program. He also studied at Oakland Community College, and during his learning experiences, also studied under Detroit area music teachers including Joe Mazzola, (former lead guitarist for the national Rock and Roll act, Sponge). Reed is also a self-taught player of other various instruments including the Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion and Keys..
Charlie Bongo - Drums/Backup Vocalist
Has been performing in the Detroit/Metro Detroit area for 20 plus years. Started playing Piano at the age of 8 and reverted to drums/percussion at the age of 13. Schooled at the Macomb Center for performing Arts by Rick Sawicki (drummer for Mitch Ryder), Terry Bozzio, Greg Bissonette, and many other drummers. Winner of multiple Detroit Music awards; winner of Battle of the bands for Guitar Center. Has performed with many Detroit Metro Area Artists such as The Patti Tatro band, Shoe, Superdot, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival, the Harvengers, The Splitters. Opened for National acts such as Boston, The Toasters, Toots and the Maytals, Bad Manners, etc..