Lacey Nicole Mosley was born on September 4, 1981, in Arlington, Texas. The daughter of a single mother, Lacey grew up in a cramped household along with her five siblings. Lacey Mosley’s mother’s efforts to make ends meet with a series of jobs ensured that the family was constantly moving around, and the relentless instability finally led Lacey to the illegal world of drug use when she was just 10-years-old. Lacey Mosley’s desperation to escape from the pressures of her home life, even temporarily, only fueled her addictions, though she also funneled her energies into learning the bass guitar that she received at 14.
Lacey Mosley’s volatile relationship with her mother came to a head just a few years later, and she was subsequently sent to Mississippi to live with her grandparents. It was there that Lacey joined her first musical outfit as a bassist, but it quickly became clear that her bandmates weren’t interested in her creative ideas and she left the group. Lacey Mosley discovered religion shortly after that, and, following a quickie marriage that relocated her to Texas, she soon hooked up with an aspiring drummer named James Culpepper.
Lacey Mosley, along with James, began looking for other members to add to their fledgling band, and the duo settled on bassist Pat Seals and guitarists Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya. In 2002, the quintet, under the name Passerby, began playing a number of shows in and around the Texas area, and even managed to crank out a trio of EPs. At one such gig, Lacey Mosley and her bandmates crossed paths with another up-and-coming musical act — Amy Lee’s group Evanescence.
The band’s big break came in 2004, when they were signed to the Octone Records label, which also includes such well-known acts as Maroon 5 and The Hives among its roster of clients. It was also around that time that Lacey Mosley and company decided to adopt the Flyleaf moniker, and they embarked on a tour with fellow hard-rockin’ acts as Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down and Staind.
In 2005, Lacey Mosley and her bandmates started recording their first full-length release with prolific producer Howard Benson behind the controls (Benson has worked with such notable names as My Chemical Romance, Hoobastank and Chris Daughtry). The self-titled disc was released on October 4, 2005, to favorable reviews and modest success, and the album spawned three singles (“All Around Me” managed to climb up to No. 6 on the Modern Rock Charts).
Flyleaf spent the next several months touring extensively in support of the disc, and in the summer of 2006, Lacey Mosley and her cohorts played alongside such acts as Korn, Stone Sour and 10 Years on the Family Values Tour. There’s little doubt that Flyleaf’s success only continued to grow into 2007, as the band played their music around the world and had their songs appear in the hit films Live Free or Die Hard and Resident Evil: Extinction.
And 2008 is a busy a year for Lacey Mosley and her Flyleaf chums, as the band is slated to support Korn on the European leg of their “Bitch We Have a Problem” tour.