4 kids from the San Fernando and a couple of midwesterners. The Mowgli's are a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock n' roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad.
Formed in 2010 by the coalescing of a Venice music collective The Mowgli’s began as a 10+ member group playing house parties and warehouse gatherings.
Their major label debut LP, 2013’s Waiting For The Dawn, saw immediate success with the hit single San Francisco. The record - which focused on the joy of bringing people together - immediately connected in a cynical world and the band quickly found themselves playing to sold out clubs around the US and inundated by requests for press, sponsorships and partnerships. Appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Firefly, Osheaga, Bottlerock and many other festivals followed as did performances on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and a stint as the SXSW House band for Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live (Bravo).
The follow up LP, 2015’s Kids in Love (which spawned the feel-good single I’m Good) and their third LP Where’d Your Weekend Go? which came in the Fall of 2016 continued to build the band’s reputation for uplifting alternative pop. Throughout it all, touring has been the essence of the group. Known for inclusive, powerful performances, they’ve crisscrossed the US more times than they remember, mostly headlining shows but occasionally as support for bands including Manchester Orchestra, The Maine and Walk The Moon. They’ve played for the US military in Honduras and Guantanamo Bay and been a chosen favorite of brands ranging from Abercrombie to Intel, Dunkin Donuts to Budweiser.
Now independent, and half of their original size, The Mowgli’s released back-to-back EPs I Was Starting To Wonder and American Feelings in the past year, which have produced two of their biggest songs to date in Kansas City and I Feel Good About This. They also wrote and performed the title song to Disney’s #1 animated show, Big City Greens.
Always with a mission to bring hope and positivity into the world, The Mowgli’s have been involved with numerous charities including The IRC, Heal The Bay, Happy Bottoms and many food banks and homeless shelters.