Some artists seem to come into the world fully formed, emerging seemingly out of thin air with a raw talent that can’t help but grab your attention. Lily Moore is one such artist. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter has come a long way from her beginnings busking on the streets of Brighton to supporting Tom Grennan on his 2017 tour.
Taking inspiration at an early age from legends such as Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Sam Cooke and all points in between, Lily’s song writing has developed into a, disarmingly honest, stripped back style that brings to mind the likes of a young Amy Winehouse or Lianne La Havas. Initially playing the open-mic circuit in Brighton (Moore is London born but moved there at an early age) her extraordinary talent was recognised when she won a competition to be the first act on at The Great Escape 2015.
Since then she’s been writing and recording, started her own club night/residency called More Moore at Mau Mau (the first night included Tom Grennan and Etham & Plested on the bill), played festivals including Boardmasters, Barn on the Farm, The Great Escape, 110 Above and she’s about to go out on a European tour with Vance Joy this Spring.
Before Moore embarks on tour, she will release her debut track ‘Not That Special’ via Virgin EMI. Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys), the track builds from a simple combination of guitar and vocals to a stunning emotional crescendo, leaving the listener in little doubt that they can expect big things from Lily Moore this year.