TONY MOORE BIO (short press bio under ASSETS)
Tony Moore Biography 2018 Originate, Innovate, Don’t Deviate
Tony began his career in the music industry playing keyboards as an original member of “Iron Maiden”. He then went on to join a band called “Tanz Der Youth” with Brian James (ex Damned) and achieved critical acclaim as part of the “New Wave” of British Music at the end of the 70’s.
In the early 80’s, as an actor, he appeared in such innovative TV shows as The Young Ones, Spike Milligans Q6 and Crocodile Shoes.
Tony then went on to record an album of his own songs with the band Radio Java at the legendary Abbey Road studios which spawned a Christmas hit in Europe in 1983 with a song called “Fool”.
As a session musician Tony worked with many acts in the mid 80’s including John Parr (St Elmo’s Fire) and Meatloaf.
In 1986 he joined Cutting Crew as keyboard player and they went on to have massive world wide success with a song called “I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight” which was number 1 in 15 different countries.
Through the 90’s he wrote, recorded and produced songs for Argentine singer Marie Claire D’ubaldo and toured the world as her MD on the back of massive hit songs like “the Rhythm Is Magic” in Italy, Japan, Russia and South America.
In the late 90’s Tony Moore launched a seminal venue for songwriters in Central London called The Kashmir Klub . His entrepreneurial instinct and passion for music helped him establish a ground breaking club that went on to discover and develop artists like Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, Imogen Heap, The Feeling and many more.
At the start of 2003, building on the success of the Kashmir Klub, he took over The Bedford in Balham and turned it into one of the most successful and award winning small venues in the country. Where, once again, he played a significant role in the careers of artists such as Paolo Nutini, James Morrison, Newton Faulkner, Amy Macdonald, Ed Sheeran and a host of others whilst still continuing his musical career, writing, recording and playing live shows.
In 2004 he began a 3 year run as co-host of an overnight chat show on BBC London where he brought in many of the acts that he was championing and gave Londoners their first chance to hear artists like Imogen Heap and Paolo Nutini.
In 2007, despite having no previous aviation experience he decided to learn to fly and gained his license in just over 3 months, at which point he embarked on a truly unique fund raising concept called Acoustic Airwaves, where he flew a light aircraft filled with musical equipment to 15 UK airfields, set up the gear and performed to raise money and raise awareness before flying on to the next destination, all SOLO!
During the Summer of 2008, Tony was given his own live TV show in Malta, called “Let’s Talk Music”. For 13 weeks, he presented a topical chat and music show where for SuperOne TV that was repeated 3 times within the same year due to it’s popularity.
As a speaker, Tony Moore has been asked to talk on panels, seminars and for conferences all around the world where his wealth of wisdom is always in great demand.
Within last decade he has been inducted into the Music Managers Forum “Roll Of Honour” for outstanding contribution to The British Music industry as well as receiving the much coveted “Gold Badge” award from BASCA for his services to songwriters and music. In Malta he was even honoured to join other celebrities with his own GOLD “STAR” in the walk of fame alongside his hand print
During the last 20 years Tony has hosted and performed at hundreds of events, from Charity Balls to Industry Seminars, Live Music events like Hop Farm festival (48,000 people) to countless private functions including awards shows at The House Of Commons and the American Ambassador’s Residence in Regents Park.
Following his passion to inform and educate, Tony created a number of motivational seminars and Master classes about the music business and songwriting that he presents on a regular basis to capacity audiences in the UK and USA.
In April 2014 Tony joined the team at a brand new radio station to present his own highly acclaimed weekly music show on Soho Radio London (www.sohoradiolondon.com). The station won “Best Online Radio In The World” in 2016.
Since the beginning of 2017 he’s been recording and releasing new material with the first single, “Perfect And Beautiful” making it into the top 40 iTunes singer/songwriter chart. He has now released 4 more singles with “Save The Day” being the latest that came out in February 2018.
He is currently on tour both with the artist ILONA as well as doing his own acclaimed live shows
Quotes about Tony Moore: *“Tony believed in me, gave me a stage to be seen and a platform to be heard. I loved those days – we had fun and Tony will always be a legend to me!!!!” Paolo Nutini
“Tony is a total rock of strength to anyone doubting that music is their path in life – I aspire to remain as in love and involved with it as he is.” KT Tunstall
“Tony’s passion for music is clear for anyone to see. He makes anything seem possible and has been a huge force in my career so far”. Lucie Silvas *