With so many huge acts in and out of our doors, it’s easy to forget those that are out there, tirelessly working their way up to the top who deserve your attention. This week, we’re putting the spotlight on soulful solo artist, Lily Moore.
For someone not even in their twenties, Lily Moore has a vocal range well beyond her years. The singer-songwriter, whose inspirations include Etta James, Sam Cooke and Lauryn Hill, is yet to release her debut EP, let alone a debut album. Despite this, however, she’s made a remarkable impact on the music industry, having recently joined Australian star Vance Joy on his UK tour, selling out her debut headline show and launching her own club night in the capital called More Moore, (Tom Grennan played the first one FYI).
Growing up beside the coast in Brighton, Lily spent much of her teenage years busking the streets, honing her sound and writing skills to emerge a truly organic star. Embodying a pure and soulful style, not too dissimilar to that of Amy Winehouse, her voice is instantly warming and addictive. It’s no surprise really then, that her vintage vibe and laidback attitude has already seen her performing at The Great Escape, Barn On The Farm and Boardmasters, amongst many other UK festivals.
Her debut EP, Not That Special is set for release next month and if the title track is anything to go by, we’re in for an honest, raw and inspiring set of songs. Recent single, ‘17’ came with a special video, which sees Lily perform in her favourite local haunt, completely stripped back and surrounded by friends, just as it should be. Her voice fills any room, whether it be a quiet pub in Brighton or O2 Academy Brixton, wherever she sings, the crowd is silent, in awe of her talent, making Lily Moore an artist unlike any other.
If you’ve found yourself completely in love with Lily’s music (and we don’t blame you), then don’t fear as she’ll be joining both George Ezra and James Bay on their upcoming UK tours, as well as appearing at more festivals over the summer months.
You can see Lily Moore live at one of the following shows:
O2 Academy Leeds: Thursday 29 March with George Ezra - SOLD OUT O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 30 March with George Ezra - SOLD OUT O2 Academy Brixton: Tuesday 3 April with George Ezra - SOLD OUT O2 Academy Birmingham: Wednesday 4 April with George Ezra - SOLD OUT O2 Academy Sheffield: Friday 1 June with James Bay - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Newcastle: Tuesday 5 June with James Bay - Buy Tickets
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