Rob Moir with Cold Pines & More
5 William St.
St Catharines, ON, L2R 5H8
This event is all ages
Rob Moir is not a new face on Canadian music scene. After five years of fronting the Toronto indie-punk band Dead Letter Dept. (Underground Operations/Universal Music), Moir is on the cusp of releasing his first solo recording which he will take on an ambitious 40 date tour across various parts of North America. Often found on-stage with just a guitar, his Toronto dates will see him backed by his all-star band The Great Lates, taking his melodic folk to new rock and rolling heights.
Often compared to The Weakerthans' John K. Sampson, Jason Collett, or The Wooden Sky, Moir has taken his punk background and used it to craft warm and candid folk music. Moir has continued to turn raw aggression into stunningly honest songs that sting and cut through, just like a good punk song would. It's his sincerity that is hard to overlook. Moir has silenced rowdy audiences with his intimate performances, witty humour, and captivating stage presence often leaving jaws dropped.
Inspired by the rock n roll greats Bruce Springsteen and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy - Moir creates his own blend of poetic imagery atop subtly catchy Alt folk rock. It's soothing yet provoking, in a way you probably haven't heard before. His debut EP, This is the Lie, shows that Moir has a lot to say and isn't going to be yelling about it this time around. Lucky for us, it's hard not to fall in love with these organic tunes.
This is the Lie is available January 25th digitally and off-stage.