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Goodbye Yesterday (Heywood & Moore)
New Classic Country 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 among 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”, 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 the Hoedown Band along with guest players from the UK and Australia such as the BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar), Tom Kitching (fiddle), Guy Rogers (banjo) and Justin Saban (electric guitar) from the UK and Hugh MacDonald (acoustic and electric guitars) and Greg Hunt (fiddle) from Australia.
My, oh my!
The music of Anglo-Australian country artists - Dawn Moore and Brian Heywood - combines the story telling of traditional country with the power of edgy roots rock instrumentation. The band line-up gives a powerful country rock sound led by Brian’s edgy electric guitar. The Heywood Moore Band have been making quite a splash over the last couple of years with three singles in the Top 40 Australian Country Tracks chart (Turn the key, Walkin’ after midnight and Headin’ home for Christmas) and a well received album (Goodbye Yesterday) under their belts. They were also nominated for a prestigious ICMA award (“Most popular independent duo”) and received an Akademia Award for ‘Best Americana Song’ for the title track of their album. Their songs tap into the rich mother lode of traditional country storytelling while still bringing their upbeat outlook on life to bear with a catchy, contemporary sound.
This is a short clip of the Heywood Moore Hoedown Band performing "These boots are made for walking..." at the East Barnet Community Festival a couple of years ago. It is the largest community festival in the London area and we were invited to perform by Barry Ainsworth who - amongst a lot of other stuff - engineered on the track "Sitting on the dock of the bay". It was a great day with bright sunshine and we got the audience dancing to our mix of upbeat original songs and a few of our favourite covers. The band on the day were; Dawn Moore (vocals and percussion) Brian Heywood (electric guitar and vocals) Mike Vishnick (kit drums) Lincoln Spalding (bass guitar)
Heywood Moore Hoedown Band - Live
The Heywood & Moore Hoedown Band is rare find. A live music band that combines a 'full on', boot stomping concert with easy to follow called line and barn (bush) dances. With 10+ years experience of providing exciting entertainment for a huge range of corporate and private functions - you'd be crazy to go anywhere else. Here's some comments from customers... "I just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for the wonderful job you did at my party on Saturday. I have had so many fabulous comments about you and the band. You did a great job of getting the crowd going and I was surprised to see certain people on the dance floor, namely my husband! I think I suitably embarrassed him with my song, thanks for the supporting singing and putting up with my odd requests." - Cathy Copp (50th birthday) "The band were perfect for our large party of friends and family, ranging across several generations. Dawn and the boys know exactly how to get everyone up on the floor for both line and barn dancing. What a wonderful caller! She paced the evening perfectly and the enthusiastic musicianship of the band enhanced the feel good factor. We all had a ball, and we have been deluged with emails from all participants saying it was one of the best parties they had attended for many a long year." - Dave and Nell Noverton Barn Dance "You were just brilliant brilliant brilliant." - Michelle (Noverton Barn Dance) "Just wanted to say thank you sooooo much for playing at our wedding - you were absolutely AMAZING!! Everyone has not stopped talking about how much they loved you and the line dancing went down better than we could have dreamed of!!!" - Tessa & Jeff (bride & groom) So grab your Stetson, polish those rhinestones, and come on down for just the best BUSH HOEDOWN PARTY ever. The Hoedown Band offers a unique combination of classic country rock, country and new country songs and instrumentals as well as playing hoedown / barn / bush dance to a spicy menu of rocky traditional and country style music to get your feet tapping and sing-a-long classics.
TBRED9806 - Headin' Home (for Christmas) - Heywood & Moore
Fancy a Country Christmas Cracker? alt.ountry artists Dawn Moore and Brian Heywood are delighted to announce that they have joined forces with UK based Thoroughbredmusic Headin’ Home (for Christmas) takes a light-hearted look at the migration of the population from one end of the country to the other on Christmas Eve. It has been described as an ‘up tempo foot-tapper’ and ‘something that put a smile on your face’ which is undoubtedly the duo’s USP. Thoroughbredmusic is pleased to welcome the excellent alternative country artists Heywood and Moore to the Thoroughbredmusic Stable. Dawn and Brian's songwriting and performances bring a fresh approach to the 'Country Scene' which appeals to a wider audience. We feel that their style of music and quality has a dimension that we can help take to another level with our organic approach to PR and radio. Thoroughbredmusic is an independent record label with global digital, and physical distribution partner in Proper Distribtution. Adrian Collis - Founder and Owner for Thoroughbredmusic Ltd.
Heywood & Moore on TOWIE
Heywood & Moore with the Hoedown Band appeared on The Only Way is Essex in September 2017 when they played for Gemma's Hoedown, raising money for her animal charity. The episode was broadcast in episode 5 of series 21 of the the long running reality show. This short video shows some clips from the show. #TOWIE
Turn the key (lyric video)
alt.country artists Dawn Moore and Brian Heywood are delighted to announce that they have joined forces with Thoroughbredmusic to release their latest single with a traditional Americana feel and the final cut from their 2017 album Goodbye Yesterday. The new single has been extremely well received in the Australian country music/Americana broadcasting scene and debuted at #39 Country Songs Top 40. This reflects the description of the song as an ‘up tempo foot-tapper’ and ‘something that put a smile on your face’ which is undoubtedly the duo’s USP. Download the single here: http://smarturl.it/TurnTheKey Anglo-Australian duo Dawn Moore and Brian Heywood are also making quite a splash in Australia, being nominated for the prestigious ICMA award for the "Most Popular Independent Duo" category in 2018. With a fist full of singles - including three top 40 entries in the Australian Country Radio charts - and an album under their belts, Brian and Dawn have been making quite a splash with the duo’s signature sound of rich harmonies, which have attracted the interest of the likes of Larry Weiss (Rhinestone Cowboy). Their songs tap into the rich mother lode of traditional country storytelling while still bringing their upbeat outlook on life to bear with a contemporary sound.