Gabriel Moreno is a Gibraltarian singer-songwriter, currently based in London. An irresistibly engaging performer, he combines latin flair, passion and exuberance with a genuine lyrical pedigree (having published 12 books of poetry to date). Performing on acoustic guitar and accompanied by pianist Ned Cartwright, he creates a live experience that has been described as ”Taberna Folk” - at once both energetic and intimate, riotous and absorbing.
After years spent living across South America, Europe and the USA, he is now considered one of the most compelling and distinctive voices in London’s thriving folk and roots scene, and was the longtime curator and host of the legendary Lantern Society folk club.
Moreno won the Introducing Stage at the Great British Folk Festival in 2019, and although Covid-19 forced a temporary touring hiatus, he has never been one to let his creativity stagnate; 2023 sees the release of his 3rd album since the start of the pandemic, Wound in the Night, as well as a second book of poetry in that time entitled Heart Mortally Wounded by Six Strings.
“Moreno has indeed given us an album of the times.” (Mike Davis, Folk Radio UK)
“An Offshoot of Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond. I love it!” (Cerys Mathews, BBC6)
“What sets Gabriel Moreno apart from his contemporaries, however, is his ever-intriguing usage of the English language to address socio-political issues.” (Loz Etheridge, God Is In The TV)