Gabriel Moreno and his band celebrate the launch of the new album ‘Wound In The Night’ on Saturday 16th September. Recorded and produced in Ramsgate by Michael Collins at Big Jelly Studios.
On the night Moreno will present songs from the new album plus some old favourites like ‘We Can Write England All Over Again’ and ‘Feel Like Dancing’. He will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist Ned Cartwright, Michael Collins on drums/percussion and guests from the London and Ramsgate alternative-folk/indie and Americana scene.
With support from Ty Watling.
“An offshoot of Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond. I love it” – Cerys Mathews, 6 Music
Gabriel Moreno is Gibraltarian singer-songwriter, currently based in London. An irresistibly engaging performer, he combines a latin exuberance and passion with a rare lyrical calibre (he is also an accomplished poet, with 12 books published to date). Performing on nylon string guitar and accompanied by pianist Ned Cartwright, he creates a live experience that has been described as ‘Taberna Folk’ – at once both energetic and intimate, anarchic and absorbing.
He has thrilled audiences across South America, the USA and Europe, including recent sets at UK festivals Wilderness, The Great British Folk Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, and has been championed by the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews, with his sonorous baritone and poetical lyrics often seeing him compared to such luminary wordsmiths as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Bill Callahan.
Moreno’s unique artistic voice lies in the meeting and fusion of different identities. Born and raised in Gibraltar, a British territory bordering southern Spain and just 8 miles from Africa, he has since lived and performed across the world, absorbing influences from music, literature and art everywhere he went. Now considered one of the most compelling and distinctive artists in London’s thriving folk and roots scene, he was previously the longtime curator and host of the legendary Lantern Society folk club, and in 2022 was awarded the title of Cultural Ambassador of Gibraltar.
Moreno won the Introducing Stage at the Great British Folk Festival in 2019, and although the Covid-19 pandemic forced a temporary hiatus for many artists, he could never let his creativity stagnate; 2023 sees the release of his 3rd album since the start of the pandemic, Wound in the Night, with an accompanying packed touring schedule across Europe, as well as a second book of poetry in that time entitled Heart Mortally Wounded by Six Strings.
“Gabriel Moreno is the pied piper of London’s underground folk scene – wherever he lays his hat, local acts follow – and his music treats everyone like an equal” – Secret Meeting
“A seductive, acoustic, outpouring of hope in a dark place, Gabriel Moreno looks to the UK’s future with a humble, sanguine spark of light. For fans of Bob Dylan, Beans on Toast, Frank Turner” – Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine