Rebecca Moore

Rebecca Moore has just been announced as a semi-finalist in the Melbourne Fresh Industry Showcases being held at Revolver Upstairs in June 2009.

Rebecca was nominated for the Best Female Vocalist Award at the 2008 ABC Newcastle Music Awards. She recently performed at the 08/09 Falls Festival in Marion Bay, the 2009 Illawarra Folk Festival, the Cobargo Folk Festival, and the Newcastle Blues Festival.

She is currently the Music Director and co-ordinator of an ongoing concert series that is raising funds for a Burmese Orphanage called Phaung Daw Oo. There are over 7000 children attending this school. Concerts are planned for Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane and Cairns in 2009. Please go to www.innervisions.com.au/rebecca-moore/burma-cyclone-orphans for more information.

Rebecca has supported some of Australia’s best blues and roots artists such as Xavier Rudd, the John Butler Trio, Melanie Horsnell, Jez Mead, Archie Roach and The Back Sliders (Rob Hirst of Midnight Oil). She has played shows with The Church, Margaret Urlich and Things of Stone and Wood and many others.

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Rebecca is currently working on her next album at Pirate Studios NSW with Dave Sparks (The Saints/The Lime Spiders). The newest demo from the record is “Pretty Big Mess”. There are four new album tracks at www.myspace.com/rebeccamooresydney A live recording of another new track from the album titled "Deep Down" placed in the top 100 of the Acoustic category of the Musicoz Awards in 2006.

In 2001 Rebecca won the APRA Professional Development Award in the Rock category. This financed a UK tour to support the international release of her first album and also her EP "Butterfly Catcher". This recording was engineered by Jen Anderson in Melbourne, featuring Grant Cummerford (Jeff Lang/Matt Walker/Xavier Rudd) on Bass. Rebecca was a Finalist in the ABC Newcastle Music Awards Blues and Roots Award, 2004 with the song "Desert". This song featured on Rebecca's debut album "The Uluru Concept", which included Gavin Shoesmith and Jason McGann of the original John Butler Trio. Three other songs from this record placed in the semi-finals of the 2005 ABC Newcastle Music Awards. Awards.

In 2005/6 Rebecca was Music Director and co-ordinator of the Acoustic Music Series at the Star of the Sea Theatre in Manly. These concerts featured great Aussie talent such as Jeff Lang, Melanie Horsnell, Jez Mead, Trapazoid, Nathan Kaye, Ashley Davies and Matt Walker. In 2007 Rebecca placed equal 1st in the People's Choice Award of the Good Folk Song Competition in Melbourne. She also placed third in the Grand Final of the same competition.

In 2008 Rebecca played a six week residency at the Uluru Resort, her fifth consecutive year at the Kilmore Celtic Festival and a winter residency at the Mt Guthega Alpine Hotel, NSW. Rebecca completed a tour to the Northern Territory in October 2007 which included a performance at the Arnhem Land aboriginal Community of Milingimbi. Notable past performances include Peats Ridge Festival 2007; the Cygnet Folk Festival; Earthstomp Yallingup WA; The Kashmir Klub London; 12 Bar London; Ruby Sessions Dublin Ireland; The Corner Hotel and Manchester Lane Melbourne; The Vanguard, The Annandale Hotel and The Basement, Sydney; Artsrage and Mojo's, Western Australia.

Rebecca has featured on many radio shows including Triple J's Morning Show, Creatures of the Spotlight, and Roots n' all, as well as many local ABC shows plus countless independent stations both in Australia and overseas. She is a gifted songwriter with ability to transport audiences on an emotional and metaphorical journey. She has been compared to Tori Amos, and Joni Mitchell; however she maintains a distinct individuality and an awesome creative presence.