Okkervil River

Okkervil River

Jesse Hale Moore

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$20 ADV - $25 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

Okkervil River
Okkervil River
Fresh off their widely acclaimed 2016 record "Away," Okkervil River have announced a special limited run of acoustic trio shows which will feature fan requests and rarities. These are the first trio shows the band has ever done, and will be limited to four intimate concerts in unusually small rooms. “We wanted to alternate the big rock band thing with something smaller and more songwriting-centered and spontaneous,” says the lead singer and songwriter Will Sheff. "After we had such a rewarding year with "Away" it seemed like a fun idea to play some up close and personal shows, and include requests and surprises." Okkervil River's "Away" was named one of the best records of 2016 by media including Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic and hailed by NPR as "graceful and evocative.”
Jesse Hale Moore
Jesse Hale Moore is a Philadelphia based musician who has played in a number of local bands over the last several years including Nightlands, Auctioneer, and Ladies Auxiliary. Recently Moore has turned his attention to a self titled solo project and is churning out surprising pop ballads that are soulful and refreshingly earnest.
Jesse was born and raised on Aquidneck Island, RI. Growing up in a musical family he started piano and voice lessons at a young age and started writing his own music in his early teens.
Moore moved from RI to NYC in 2004 and NYC to Philadelphia in 2006 where until recently he has kept his solo endeavors relatively quiet. He credits the quality and style of his sound to the experience gained through collaboration with other Philly musicians. One musician in particular gave Moore the push he needed to put his current solo project out into the public sphere.
David Hartley is well known for his project Nightlands and for playing bass in The War On Drugs. After hearing some early demos he took a vested interest in the project and produced a couple of Jesse's tracks. With Hartley's help and guidance Moore honed in on a restrained sound where moments of grandeur are earned. Keeping vocals forward and using keys and synth throughout Jesse's background in voice and piano really shows.
Since recording at the close of last winter Jesse has been playing live sets in Philadelphia and New York. For his debut show Moore played a solo set on a Steinway grand piano choosing to share the songs as they were written, for piano and voice, bare bones. Since then he has pulled together a full band that is making all kinds of exciting noise. It is his hope that concert goers will find his music equally compelling whether performed solo or as an ensemble.
Moving forward Moore aims to record a full length debut album and is eager to hit the road soon after. In the meantime you can most likely catch Jesse Hale Moore performing in small venues in Philadelphia and NYC. He hopes you'll tune in and check it out.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/