It has been almost one year since Mog, fronted by Daniel Maguire, was named the Session I 2009 winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s Rock category. Since that time, Mog’s success has shown no signs of slowing. The group, based in Canberra, Australia, describes its songs as “alternative rock, rooted in strong songwriting, with a pop twist,” and audiences around the world are paying attention.
Being a Grand Prize Winner for the song “Kings” in the 2009 JLSC is only one of a long list of accomplishments for Mog. Prior to the JLSC win, Mog had received recognition in a host of different contests, including the Great American Song Contest, the International Songwriting Competition, the Billboard World Song Contest, and the Independent Singer-Songwriter Association Contest. These achievements, in addition to Mog’s placement in the JLSC, acted as a springboard for the band’s long-term career. Not only has Mog released two full-length albums – “Perfect Unreality” and “Nine” – the band’s music has been placed in television shows on MTV, E!, and CBS.
Mog’s latest accomplishment comes in the form of a feature in Australian Guitar Magazine’s August 2010 issue, where the song “Bright White Teeth” will be highlighted. Interested readers should track down a copy in the coming weeks.