Johnny Moa & the True King Band
On New Year’s Day, January 1, 1972 at the HiHo Ballroom, Johnny Moa formed “The True King Band de Johnny Moa”. Johnny Moa continues to be the sole owner and manager of the True King Band for over forty-five years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The True King Band has shared stages with vocalist and composer Little Joe y La Familia, the Latin Breed, Sunny Ozuna and the Sunliners, Alfonso Ramos y Su Orquesta, Carlos Landin and the Rondels, The Royal Jesters, La Conexción Mexicana, Freddie Martinez y Su Orquesta, Rocky Gil and the Bishops and Conjunto Bernal with performances at legendary venues such as the Bridgeport Ballroom, Tex Mex Club, HiHo Ballroom, The Camelot, Casino, Guys and Dolls Ballroom and Fiesta Ballroom. Tours in the states of Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Illinois quickly created a strong fan base.
In the 1980’s, The True King Band established themselves as a top rated North Texas Tejano musical group performing with famed artist Laura Canales, Roberto Pulido y Los Clasicos, Patsy Torres, Pio Treviño y Grupo Magic, Arturo Montes y Tenura, Los Chachos, Los Aguilares, Group Josefa de Houston and Grupo Mayo.
By the 1990’s, The True King Band had become a North Texas legend continuing to be part of the explosive Tejano scene with stellar sold out shows with Tejano’s most successful groups: La Mafia, Grupo Mazz, Emilio Navaira y Rio,
David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Jay Perez, Ram Herrera, Gary Hobbs, La Sombra, La Tropa F, Los Fabulosos Cuarto, Grupo Fama, Los Desperados, Los Tigres de Norte, Michael Salgado and Ramón Ayala y Los Bravos de Norte.
On November 17, 2007 The True King Band were inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame in Alice, TX. True King Band released its fifth full-length album, celebrating their Thirty-Fifth Anniversary.
In the year 2017, The True King Band will celebrate their 45th Anniversary with a special performance at Trees featuring local artist Mad Mexicans.