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Andrew Moorer

Philadelphia-based singer/musician Andrew Moorer has been known to enthrall and enliven audiences with his unique arrangements, very engaging stage presence, and outstanding singing voice. Since 2016, he has managed to pay his bills as a working musician and has shared stages with artists including Cade and Mike Posner. Combining his classical routes and musical influences (including Bruno Mars, Elton John, John Mayer, and The Beatles), the young artist brings so much enlightenment everywhere he performs.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

I guess the first three words and phrases that come to my head are “close to home”, “reflecting” and “danceable”. That was pretty much my goal and for the most part people are telling me the same, which I love!

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

When it comes to songwriting, it’s always very exciting when I come up with melodies and hooks that are so pleasing to my own ears. I know it may sound egocentric, but I love to imagine where the song could end up being in the future.

As for performing, crowd engagement hands-down is my favorite part. There’s nothing like seeing your audience so engaged in your own performance. It’s the best feeling in the world.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

Recording studios feel like home to me. As soon as I step into one I immediately feel motivated to get to work. I tend to get nervous when I book studio time because I start to overthink certain things; like when I get behind the mic I question whether I and others are going to be satisfied with how I perform on the record within the time I booked and paid for. That’s why it’s important to organize and have set in stone exactly what you want on the record before you book the studio time.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

Oh you know... just living it up at my $20 million mansion in The Hills.

Okay, now reality...

When I’m not doing music I’m always looking forward to spending time with my best friends, including my girlfriend.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

Bruno Mars has been consistent for years. The man is absolutely spectacular at everything he does in the studio and on stage. I give him so much credit for keeping REAL music alive and he’s someone I really look up to from a singer and entertainer stand point.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

I’ll talk about Good Ol’ Days since it’s the only song I have released so far. I was driving home from a gig in Newark, DE. The college I graduated from, Rowan University, was on the way home so I decided to take the exit. I was dealing with lots of stress at the time, and my whole body began to become more at ease once I arrived at Rowan University. On my way home from driving around campus, I immediately opened the Voice Memos app on my phone and started to record melody and lyric ideas for a song about how much I miss the “Good Ol’ Days” of college and living in town. I don’t think it’s ever been so easy for me to write a song. It didn’t take much thinking at all, I feel like the song just wrote itself.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

Yes! I’m planning on releasing my next single in June. This is another one that’s very close to home to me and I know it will be for a majority of people out there. I’m really excited about this one.

Tell us where fans can access your music.

On Soundcloud

Stream on Spotify

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