Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Videos

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has been coming out to support my shows recently. You guys are really the best! This past weekend ended up being a success thanks to you. I had a really good turn out at my concert at the Gateway Center and at the Deland Original Music Festival.

Thank you, thank you.

I managed to get some pretty good videos from the Gateway Center. I performed a few songs that were probably new for most of you. So now you can see the video again and get a bit more familiar with them. Do me a favor: grab the link and post it on facebook, twitter, blogs for me so we can get a little more buzz about my new music online before I start recording them for my new album.

Thanks so much

Tom Moore

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Caught in a Land I've Made

I live on the outskirts of two different towns, neither my home.
Caught in a land I've made
Halfway from life and halfway from grave

They don't get it, neither of the two. Except for maybe a handful of you
Caught in the land I've made
Halfway from life and halfway from grave

Did I spend all of my life to be here?
Caught between what I believe and who I am
Caught in a land that I won't leave until you come get me.

So I walk this way and that
And scream at the sky for the load on my back
Of precious stones
And metals that make silver of gold

Did I spend all of my life to be here?
Caught between what I believe and who I am
Caught in a land that I won't leave until you come get me.

I have no eyes left to see
And I have no limbs left to give, to save me
Oh that I could do without
Take my heart. I'll carve it out
Come get me.

lyrics © 2010 Tom Moore

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Online Video Contest

By now, I am sure you have heard about my upcoming concert at the Gateway Center for the Arts in Debary, FL. An exciting and ground breaking performance, indeed...not one that you are going to want to miss.

So I would like to announce that I have arranged for you to win FREE TICKETS!!

I am hosting my first online video contest; an opportunity for my fans to get a little creative, have some fun, and win not only two free tickets to my show at the Gateway Center but also a signed copy of my new EP!

Here it is in a nut shell: Make a video for the song "Stupid Fairytales" (this could be a music video, picture montage, or even you performing a cover of my song). Upload it to youtube and whoever gets the most hits by October 25th wins!

Here are the contest requirements in full:

1) Get the free download of "Stupid Fairytales" from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mooretom

2) Create a music video, photo montage, or video of you performing the song

3) Upload to YouTube

4) Send the YouTube link to contest@tommooremusic.com

5) Get as many hits as you can by October 25th! I will check all the submissions at 9:00pm on October 25th.

If your video has the most views, you win 2 FREE tickets to Tom Moore - Live @ Gateway Center for the Arts and a signed copy of the EP "It Took Five Years but Now We're Doing Fine"!

Better get cracking!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Media Advisory - Gateway Presents Local Musician in Escape from Coffeehouse Grind

DEBARY, FLORIDA, September 13, 2010 - The Gateway Center for the Arts is presenting Deltona guitarist and vocalist Tom Moore, on November 5, 2010, for his out-of-the-coffeehouse debut performance.

“I must admit, I am rather excited about this concert. It will be unlike any other show that I have played before,” said Moore, “Not at all like singing over the grinding of coffee beans, an experience that I am all too familiar with.”

The professional lighting, sound system and concert-hall acoustics inside the Gateway auditorium are sure to add to the ambiance of this young musician's equally professional performance.

Loyal followers of Moore's recently released CD - "It Took Five Years But Now We're Doing Fine" - have been crowding coffeehouses around Central Florida to listen to his music. On November 5, Moore plans to add to his fan base in the spacious Gateway Center, as he plays familiar and new tunes.

“I am unveiling quite a bit of new material; original music and cover songs that have of late served as my creative muse,” he said.

Tickets are available at the door for $15. Advance tickets are $12, members $10. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. For advance tickets call (386) 668-5553.

The Gateway Center for the Arts
is located within Gateway Park at 880 N. Highway 17-92, just south of Saxon Boulevard in DeBary. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gallery admission is free. For more information visit www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org or call (386) 668-5553.

Tom Moore can be found online at www.tommooremusic.com

Gateway Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1998, provides a total art experience to the surrounding communities. From orchestral presentations and performing arts, to adult, handicap, and children's art classes, the Gateway Center houses DeBary's only first-class art gallery, and artist's consignment gift shop. Corporate meeting rooms are also available. The Gateway Center for the Arts is run by volunteers who reveal their dedication to the community through their hard work on behalf of the cultural arts. Visit www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org or Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. Highway 17-92, DeBary, Florida 32713.

Contact: Sandra Wilson, Director, 386-668-5553

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tom Moore - Live in Concert @ Gateway Center for the Arts

I will be performing at the Gateway Center for the Performing Arts on Friday November 5th 7:30pm.

I must admit, I am rather excited about this concert. It will be unlike any other show that I have played before. Quite a claim, indeed. The Gateway Center has an excellent concert hall with beautiful acoustics and professional sound and lighting. Not at all like singing over the grinding of coffee beans, an experience that I am all too familiar with.

In addition, I am unveiling quite a bit of new material; original music and cover songs that have of late served as my creative muse. I will be accompanied by my trusty loop pedal and perhaps even some small percussive instruments that will make their debut in my performance. If that's not enough to motivate you, my loyal fan, to rampant internet buzz then....

See you then.


For ticket information please contact the Gateway Center at (386) 668-5553
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Daytona Beach News-Journal

The article below was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal's local section Friday August 20th. The interview is also posted on their entertainment section's website go 386.com if you want to check it out there.

In the Spotlight: Tom Moore

August 20, 2010 9:49 AM

Tom Moore

Vital Stats

Age: 25

Instruments: Guitar, bass, vocals

Bands you perform with on a regular basis: On the Soap Box (my high-energy, jazz-inspired indie alternative band), the Phlauds, the Blackhands, and Pas Secret (my wife's experimental indie-rock band)

Day job: Music is my full-time job. During the day I teach guitar, bass and voice at V Music Academy in Deltona.


Current residence: Deltona

Type of music you perform:
My original music is indie acoustic rock/folk. When I perform I over-dub live guitar and vocal loops to give my music a fuller sound.

Repertoire sampler:
"Tables Turned," Tom Moore; "It Took Five Years But Now We're Doing Fine," Tom Moore; "Stupid Fairytales," Tom Moore; "I Need You Now," Tom and Meagan Moore; "Once Around the Block," Badly Drawn Boy; "The Dress Looks Nice On You," Sufjan Stevens; "Misread," Kings of Convenience.

Upcoming area gigs: 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17-92, DeBary. $10 advance.

CDs: My debut EP, "It Took Five Years But Now We're Doing Fine," was released on June 12. It is available for digital download on iTunes, and Amazon mp3. You can order the CD at tommooremusic.com and cdbaby.com. Digital download is $4.99, CD is $6.99.

Website: tommooremusic.com

Taking Notes

Who or what inspired you to take up music?

My father was a guitarist and used to play a lot of James Taylor songs and British folk songs from the '70s. He got me my first guitar when I was 10. I grew up listening to the Beatles, Paul Simon and Gilbert O'Sullivan. These artists were a big influence on me.

What was the most unusual or memorable gig you've ever played?
Once I played at an event at a fitness smoothie cafe between speeches from a very passionate and unorthodox motivational speaker. When I came back from my break there was a gun on the coffee table in front of me. I didn't ask questions -- just finished my set and packed up quickly.

What musician/celebrity/historical person would you most like to have dinner with?
Paul McCartney

What was the last book you read?
"Berklee Modern Method for Guitar - Volume 2"

What CD/tape/music is in your car/home stereo/iPod right now?

I'm listening to the "Summer Sampler" from Dangerbird Records, an indie label from Silverlake, Calif. It was offered as a free download on Amazon mp3 and it has some great music from Minus the Bear, the Dears and Sea Wolf.

What is your favorite movie?

What was the best concert you ever attended?
I saw Paul McCartney in Fort Lauderdale when I was in high school. It was absolutely amazing! He opened with "Hello Goodbye" and after he had played a full-set with his band he performed solo, just him and his acoustic guitar for another 45 minutes before bringing the band back up.
I was impressed with his ability to stand there alone, holding the attention of thousands of people and perform so flawlessly.

"If I didn't play music, I would ... ":
cease to exist.

"I'd sell my soul for ...":
A Gibson custom 1959 ES-335 semi-hollowbody electric guitar.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tom Moore - Live @ WPRK 91.5

I sincerely hope you are by a computer or radio on August 2nd at 11:00 am! I am doing my first live radio appearance. I have been invited to do a live performance on a radio show called "A Case of the Mondays"

"A Case of the Mondays" is a local radio show highlighting live performances and interviews from local Orlando area artists. It airs every Monday from 10am - Noon on WPRK 91.5. I am planing on performing a lot of my original material and a few covers. In between songs the guys from WPRK will be interviewing me. If you are in the Orlando area you will be able to catch it on your radio on 91.5! If not, you can stream online at http://wprkdj.org/.

I am super excited about this. It's a first for me. The guys at the studio have arranged for me to record the whole session (if, for some reason, you won't be able to hear it live) so that I can share it with you later. Also, I'll put the videos up on YouTube. So, tune in: Monday August 2nd at 11:00am!

Find out... more at:

Tom Moore Official Website: http://tommooremusic.com/

"Case of the Mondays" on facebook

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New EP from Tom Moore Available Now

"The debut EP from indie acoustic singer/songwriter Tom Moore, "It Took Five Years..." is a blend of acoustic pop/rock and indie folk in the vein of Badly Drawn Boy and Iron and Wine with songwriting reminiscent of early '70s Paul McCartney. With striking vocals and lyrical honesty Moore uses the five songs on the EP to chronicle a five year love story."

At long last the new EP on which I have been working tirelessly has been released! I'm really happy with the way everything turned out. The album sounds and looks amazing, just how I had imagined it. I really think the music on the EP is a honest reflection of who I am as an artist and a musician. It feels like me...no pretenses.

We had the album release show at Stardust Coffee and Video Saturday. It was awesome! Thanks to everyone that made it out. The show went really well (despite what my wife says about her microphone not working...we'll get it next time). And The Blackhands set was a perfect fit.

Now I have a bit of a break until the next performance in Debary. So, in the meantime, I will be working on some online marketing, arranging for digital distribution, spending time with OTSB. Thanks for all of your support through the whole process. It's really nice to have people every now and again say something like "When is your CD coming out?" Makes me feel like I haven't been forgotten.

If you haven't got a copy yet, you can buy the physical CD or the digital download at my official website: www.tommooremusic.com

Thanks again


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"It Took Five Years..." Coffeehouse Tour

This is exciting! I am doing a mini-tour in support of my new EP, "It Took Five Years but Now We're Doing Fine" which is scheduled for release June 12th, 2010. Below are the dates:

Raphsodic Bakery - June 5th
Stardust Coffee & Film (Album Release!)- June 12th
White Cup Coffeehouse (with Daniel Greene)- July 10th
Austin's Coffee (with Daniel Greene) - July 24th

The show at Stardust is the official release. You will be able to leave with your very own copy of the new EP. The CD will then be available at all of the following shows. I've worked very hard on this project and I know you will enjoy the songs. If you want anymore information about the performances check out the events on facebook.

I will see you then


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Exclusive Interview: Tom Moore on New Solo EP

So here's a sneak peek at the new EP, It Took Five Years But Now We're Doing Fine

If you haven't yet check out the new website and get your FREE DOWNLOAD of the first single release entitled Tables Turned.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Website Launch!

April 24th marks the launch of the NEW tommooremusic.com!

The new site is going to be sweet!

My sister (jdemonaco) has helped me put together a very visually pleasing and user-friendly site that will be the hub for all things Tom Moore music.

You'll be able to download all my music right from the page, see all my videos, connect with my other links and join my email address.

Don't worry, you'll still be able to follow my blog on blogspot.

But, I'm excited. It's the first time I've ever had a "real" website of my own. Swing your internet browser to www.tommooremusic.com on Saturday to take a peak and leave me a comment so I know you came.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Tom Moore - Live @ Lake Mary City Hall

Yeah, I'm all about family fun......aren't you?

The City of Lake Mary is hosting an event in their new downtown area right next to Nico Globos and City Hall on April 24th. And they have invited me to play!

I'm excited about it.....there is usually a big turn out. Lots of other groups performing too. And other nifty activities.

Also, I will be trying out some new material on you guys. And, of course, performing the songs on the new EP. I'm not sure exactly what time I'll be on......but stay posted.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Old Music

It's new to you. But old to me...

I've posted some music for FREE DOWNLOAD on my website. These are songs that I recorded years ago but never did anything with. But, alas, here they are for your listening pleasure.

I'm hoping that this new stuff will drum up some interest in the new EP (which is both new to you and new to me) scheduled for release Summer 2010. If you would like to contribute to the release of the EP you are more than welcome to purchase the track "Whirlpool" here.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Studio EP

If you've been following me recently, I am sure you are by now aware that I am working on a new studio EP. Actually, more than "working on"...... I should say, "nearing the completion of"

Instrumentation is all done. Vocals are recorded. Album artwork is well underway. Really all that's left is some editing and mixing/mastering. Release date? No. I'm afraid I'm not quite close enough to be confident about throwing dates around. But rest assured, things are moving fast.

For the most part, I'm trying to keep things under wrap until release is imminent. So, as of yet, I haven't disclosed the EP title and song selection, etc. But, yes, it is a solo album. I'm playing most of the parts (excluding drums) and my lovely wife has her singing debut. That should be enough to keep you're attention, right?

In the meantime, I have much to do to prepare. And some exciting things for you fans too: New Official Website, Free Downloads, organizing my street team. I will keep you posted.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nico Globos

I must say, I am really beginning to feel right at home at Nico Globos. If you haven't stopped by to visit yet, you really should. The atmosphere is great and the people are really friendly. And the food is good too. For such a new restaurant it is getting quite a reputation. We have people visiting from all over the place that have heard about the restaurant just from word of mouth.

Maybe it sounds like I 'm pluggin the restaurant a lot. But in all honesty; I have performed at a number of different restaurants over the past year or so and, well........I am really enjoying my nights at Nico Globos. The guests are always very complimentary and the staff are so easy to get along with. I feel like a good fit for the little European Gastropub.

Anyway, I perform from 6pm-9pm every Friday night and from about 12pm-2pm on Sunday afternoons for the lunch crowd. Sometimes, I play a little later on Fridays. Like, for instance, when we have a crowd like we did last Friday night. My goodness! They wouldn't let me stop playing! But they were fun and made me laugh as they sang along. A good time was had by all.

And tonight.....? Recording in Deltona on my solo EP. More on that later


Monday, January 4, 2010

Recording with OTSB

You are familiar with my high-energy-jazz-inspired-indie-alternative band On the Soapbox (OTSB), right?

If not, you should take a listen. We've been recording recently and are hoping to have another full-length album out before too, too long. New material is always exciting.

Here is the official website address: www.OTSBmusic.com