Christa Wells   Vocals
Alex Mortland  Guitar
Kent Halvorsen  Keys
Jeremy Lightfoot  Bass
Woogie D  Drums
Steven Barci  Drums (2013-2015)
Born from the minds & hearts of five abnormally gifted Seattle musicians, MotherOfPearl has been leaving a rare, powerful impression on the minds & hearts of music lovers throughout the Seattle area, beginning with their live debut in November 2013.

Drawing from a widely-cast net of influences (listeners have reported many different strains of rock, pop, soul, jazz & electronic music, stirred together in a brew best described as "alternative soul") and an embarrassment of riches in the musicianship department (each member ranks among Seattle's most in-demand studio musicians), the band has quickly established renown for their meticulously crafted & distinctive songwriting, their commanding live shows & their utterly seamless ensemble mentality.

Over the course of their performance career, MotherOfPearl have shared the stage with a plethora of widely-known & diverse artists such as Blake Lewis, The Fall Of Troy, Skerik, Allen Stone, Shawn Smith, RA Scion, Tess Henley & Vox Mod (among many others), upon stages ranging from Showbox Sodo to The Crocodile Cafe to Chop Suey to Columbia City Theater to the annual Summer Meltdown Festival (among many others).

Working in tandem with Seattle recording legends such as Barrett Jones (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Sir Mix-A-Lot, etc) and Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, etc), MotherOfPearl's debut single "Our Love/These Walls" was issued independently in December 2015 (on 7" vinyl, CD & digital download) to widespread acclaim across the globe, setting the stage for an exciting 2016 filled with select live appearances & preparation for their debut full-length LP.

"MotherOfPearl has a unique sound that juxtaposes pop, rock, r&b and soul. Each member of the band brings their own flavor that's palpable & tasty, and every time I see them they leave me wanting more." - Blake Lewis (American Idol 2007 Finalist, Recording Artist w/Arista Records & Tommy Boy Records) 

"This band is something special. They have a gift of solid songwriting & soul. Christa Wells can control the crowd like no other." - KJ Sawka (Drummer & Producer w/Destroid & Pendulum, CEO of Impossible Records)

"It's always a blast to work with Christa Wells. I really dig how the voice, groove and sonics gel. Very organic. Kinda timeless." - Steve Fisk (Producer & Engineer w/Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees)

"MotherOfPearl is an incredibly talented band that is all at once soulful, rocking & groovy. Christa Wells has a beautiful voice that makes you want to listen more & more, and Jeremy Lightfoot's groovin' bass chops keep everything tied together. Every player in the band is a seasoned pro, they were a pleasure to work with and I hope to do more in the future." - Barrett Jones (Producer & Engineer w/Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Presidents Of The United States Of America)

Christa Wells

  Los Angeles, CA
  Voice
  Guitar
  Music, Yoga, Food-ing, Travel
  M83 "Hurry Up We're Dreaming", Bob Marley and the Wailers "Legend", The Cure "Disintegration", Michael Jackson "Thriller", Radiohead "Kid A"

Alex Mortland

  Lake Stevens, WA
  Guitar, Voice
  Keyboards, bass, harmonica, anything with strings & frets. Drums & violin, badly
  Love, knowledge, work, music, coffee
  George Harrison "All Things Must Pass", The Band "Brown Album", The Clash "London Calling", Charles Mingus "Mingus Ah Um", Van Morrison "Veedon Fleece"

Kent Halvorsen

  Oroville, WA
  Keyboards, Voice
  Drums, Trumpet, Guitar
  TBD
  "Headhunters" Herbie Hancock, "The Chronic" Dr. Dre, "Sgt Peppers" The Beatles , "Bookends" Simon and Garfunkel, "Kind of Blue" Miles Davis, "Wish You Were Here" Pink Floyd.

Jeremy Lightfoot

  Seattle, WA
  Bass, Voice
  Drums, Guitar
  Romance, Free Thinking, Jet Engines, Cinema, Sleeping
  "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" Phoenix, "Thriller" Michael Jackson, "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" Genesis, "Check Your Head" Beastie Boys, "Vauxhall and I" Morrissey

Woogie D.

  Buffalo, NY
  Drums
  White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
  Mimosa (in a cup)
 If "Cast Away" like Tom Hanks?.... Johnny Guitar Watson "Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty", Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love", D'Angelo "Voodoo" or "Black Messiah", Pete Rock & CL Smooth "The Main Ingredient", Sly & The Family Stone "A Whole New Thing", Notorious B.I.G. "Ready To Die", Prince "Sign 'O The Times"
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