Gabriel Moreno and The Quivering Poets album launch – ‘The Year Of The Rat’ (Poetry Mondays 2022)
“An offshoot of Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond. I love it” – Cerys Mathews, 6 Music
Gabriel Moreno is a Gibraltarian poet and singer songwriter who has been performing for the past twenty years in Gibraltar, Chile, Peru, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA and the UK. In December 2019 he won the Introducing Stage at the Great British Folk Festival. He has ten poetry books published by Omicron and Orion in both Spanish and English and has three albums under his belt. His folk songs are both poetic and political, mining the same rich seams as Leonard Cohen, Fabrizio De Andre and Georges Brassens. What characterises his work is the blending of languages and cultures. This stems primarily from his bilingualism and his many travels across Europe and the American continent.
After releasing three albums, ‘Love and Decadence’ and ‘Farewell Belief’ , “Whiskey With Angels” on Amber Records, and his EP ‘Poetical Resistance’ which he toured round the UK and Europe, Moreno returns as a burning force of nature with this brand new LP called “The Year Of The Rat.” In this album he explores the struggles and revelations of the arduous period of lockdown and the confinement from 2020-2021. On the night Gabriel Moreno will be joined by The Quivering Poets; Ty Watling on bass, Ned Cartwright on piano and Adam Beattie on guitar plus special guests from the London and Ramsgate alternative folk music scene. They will launch the new record “The Year Of The Rat” as a premiere for the Ramsgate Music Hall.
“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