Heywood-Moore and the Hoedown Band
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This live project is a collaboration between singer Dawn Moore and guitarist/singer Brian Heywood.

We have just released first album length CD featuring musicians from The Hoedown Band along with special guests such as the pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole (Sting, Elton John, T-Rex, R.E.M., The Verve and Hank Wangford), Hugh MacDonald (Redgum), fiddlers Tom Kitching (UK) and Greg Hunt (Australia) as well as banjo-ista Guy Rodgers.

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 quartet with Mike on Drums and Guy on bass.

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."