NEW RELEASE - Heywood-Moore

Goodbye Yesterday [PROD022]

Latest release from one of the busiest Country bands in the UK

Anglo-Australian duo Dawn Moore and Brian Heywood are probably the busiest undiscovered country band in the UK with over sixty gigs last year, including four in Australia. Their sound is a tight amalgam of raunchy guitar driven roots music and rich vocal harmonies that bridges the gap between classic and new country. The band's gig list includes festivals such as the Tamworth Country Music Festival which is amongst the world's top ten music festivals as well as being the second biggest Country Music Festival after Nashville. Back in the UK the band has played at many festivals as well as large charity events such as Coleen Nolan's Wild West Party at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

After four single releases and a successful collaboration with BBC Radio 1 John Peel's favourite Pyschobilly band "The Pocket Gods" on their ground breaking 100x30 project, the duo are releasing their first full length album at London's Alleycat Club on September 17th. The CD's title is "Goodbye Yesterday" and features the members of their regular backing band (Hoedown Band) along with guest players from the UK and Australia.

The thirteen track album was recorded in the UK and Australia over the last year and features special guests such as the world renowned BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar, Redgums's Hugh McDonald on acoustic and electric guitars, along with fiddle from Tom Kitching and Greg Hunt, electric guitar from Justin Saban and the banjo of Guy Rogers.

The music is a mix of original classic country, country rock and covers from the likes of Patsy Cline, Nanci Griffth and The Wreckers.

The new album has been released in both physical (CD) and digital formats on Dunstable based POKE Records and can be purchased online from iTunes, AmazonMP3 and the bands own Music Glue website.

Previous Reviews

"It's a jolly good song, jaunty, airy, catchy." - P R Shaw, TLC RADIO (NZ) - Friday Feelin' single

"The burnished countrified chartpop of Heywood-Moore even sounds as if it could make a killing in the American Bible Belt (sweeping out of the same CCM radio playlists as the likes of Lexi Elisha ...)." - Misfit City (blog)

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Dawn Moore (vocals)

As well as being a vocalist in an number of successful bands, she has appeared on TV shows such as The Bill, The Legacy of Reginald Perrin and many others. Dawn has also travelled extensively throughout the UK with musical theatre shows, performed in Old Time Music Hall, street theatre, pantomime, fringe theatre plays and has run her own theatre company both writing and directing shows.

Dawn is currently concentrating on her singing career as well as working with the charity Music in Hosptals with Brian.

The Band
For live performance they normally appear as a quintet with Mike Vishnick on drums, Guy Avern on bass and guest banjo player Guy Rogers.

Brian Heywood (electric guitar/vocals)

Brian is an Australian musician who relocated to the UK in the early 80's. A guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, arranger, composer, producer and award winning song writer - Brian has a formidable array of skills and experience. He is just as at home on a big festival stage in outback Western Australia as an indie live music club in the heart of London.

Specialising in edgy roots fusion music, previous work has received comments such as "... aggressive, top notch fiddling set off by periodic guitar explosions." - Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen Magazine (USA), "Just when it seemed as if newer electric British roots bands were getting thinner on the ground - Very welcome and very good." - fROOTS Magazine (UK) and Steve Barnes Fairbridge Festival Artistic Director (Australia) - "... a rocking band - I was delighted with the audience response."

Brian's orginal material draws on many sources from progressive, latin and blues rock of the 70's to celtic and traditional material.