11th January 2024, 7.30pm
Gabriel Moreno is Gibraltarian singer-songwriter, currently based in London. An irresistibly engaging performer, he combines a latin exuberance and passion with a rare lyrical calibre (he is also an accomplished poet, with 12 books published to date). Performing on nylon string guitar and accompanied by pianist Ned Cartwright, he creates a live experience that has been described as ”Taberna Folk” – at once both energetic and intimate, anarchic and absorbing.
He has thrilled audiences across South America, the USA and Europe, including recent sets at UK festivals Wilderness, The Great British Folk Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, and has been championed by the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews, with his sonorous baritone and poetical lyrics often seeing him compared to such luminary wordsmiths as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Bill Callahan.
2023 sees the release of his 5th album, Wound in the Night, with an accompanying packed touring schedule across Europe.
"An offshoot of Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond – I love it!" – Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
"Compelling music and poetry" – Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls)
What sets Moreno apart from his contemporaries […] is his ever-intriguing use of the English language to address socio-economic issues" Loz Etheridge, God is in the TV