If you are in Pitt Street Mall tomorrow, come on down and see Joe Moore perform.
Walking through Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a well known performer is giving an impromptu concert. Songs like Angels, or I’m Yours pierce every corner of the shopping strip, rising above the chaos of constant construction and stopping hurried shoppers and workers in their tracks. Follow the sound to its source and you’ll find that this powerful voice and mesmerising music comes not from Robbie Williams or Jason Mraz, but from 19 year old singer/songwriter Joe Moore. Moore has been making his presence felt in his adopted town of Sydney. He has performed at venues including, The Old Manly Boatshed, The Observer Hotel in The Rocks, O’Malleys in Kings Cross, The Sir Joseph Banks Hotel in Botany and a variety RSL clubs across NSW. For a career spanning only five years, these achievements are a far cry from his first performance in his birth country, England.
For the last six months, Moore has been performing in Sydney’s CBD and has gained a loyal following. Facebook posts express a love of his music and astonishment at his ability, and YouTube clips, filmed on mobile phones by stunned passersby ask ‘Does anyone know who this kid is? He’s amazing.’ But this recognition has gone beyond the streets.
Discovered by his manager Jason Williamson in Pitt Street Mall, Moore is looking forward to a busy 2011 supporting iconic Australian entertainers including Christine Anu, Diesel and James Reyne. And whilst Pitt Street may be all the more dull without his captivating performances, the opportunity to take his music to a new audience is one Joe Moore is grasping with both hands.