Jacob Moon
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Jacob Moon

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE | AFM

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"CBC This Morning"

"Every once in a while a voice just leaps out at you...and that's what
happened when we heard Jacob Moon"
- Shelagh Rogers, host

"5 Star"

"...perhaps the best showcase for this local singer-songwriter, whose well-honed pop sensibilities, bright and tuneful voice and clever guitar work belie his youth. The songs are remarkably strong and graceful." - Toronto Star


"...Moon has captured the immediacy of art on the run that makes live performance so captivating...powerful." - Exclaim Magazine

"Rave reviews for Landing"

"Jacob Moon is one of the finest singer-songwriters to emerge on the local music scene during the past decade. That much is abundandtly clear on listening to his new album, Landing." - The Record


"Jacob Moon’s Landing is both moving and brilliant — recorded over three nights this past May at Catherine North Studios in front of a live audience — for the most part capturing one powerful voice, six deftly played strings and a dozen heartfelt songs." - VIEW magazine

"Distinctive work"

"Jacob Moon is the best surprise I've had in a long time...a powerful,
distinctive work by a young Canadian guitarist who blends bittersweet vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, and jazzy piano for an effect that is both sincere and sophisticated."
- Dirty Linen

"3rd CD Star power!"

"One of the best pop songcrafters working in the area today; Jacob's 3rd CD has star power!" - Hamilton Spectator

"Queen's Journal"

"Among the Thieves proves his rank in the realm of great Canadian musicians." - Queen's Journal


"...fine songwriting and impassioned performances...a fresh infusion of talent" - Christian Musician Magazine

"Eventide has been well worth the wait!"

"Good things come to those who wait, particularly to those of us who have been waiting for Jacob Moon to record the album we know is in him. For me, Eventide is that album." - Christian Week


Fascination: 2014
Landing 2: the 10th Anniversary Concert -2012
The Music Room: Instructional DVD set: 2010
Maybe Sunshine-2009
This Christmas-2007
The Loop-2007
Eventide - 2005
The World I Left Behind-2000
Among the Thieves-1998



Every artist starts out with heroes. But not every artist gets asked by their heroes to join them, as artists, on their stage. It's a compliment that Jacob Moon keeps getting from the musicians who have inspired him since he started as a singer-songwriter out in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists like Rush, Marillion and Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon's renditions of their songs and have lavished him praise and a spotlight that has gained him international attention. It is these inventive covers that draws the fans in, but it's Moon's original material and his compelling live show that make them pull up a chair.

Jacob Moon is known for his giftedness as a singer, songwriter of award-winning pop and folk songs. He is also a master of the art of ‘live looping’, a performance style where he records what he’s playing in real time and layers sound on sound to make one guitar sound like an orchestra.

Once Moon had completed his musical training at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON, he began recording and trying to find as many gigs as he could to stay alive. Realizing that he needed something that would set him apart from other performers, Moon began experimenting with 'live looping' technology--a foot-pedal that triggers the instantaneous recording of his guitar while he's playing live. This gave Moon a whole new palette to paint with musically, and he has gone on to be one of the leading Loopers on the scene.

His popular live-looping music videos on YouTube recently gained attention on a national level, when rock legends Rush asked Moon to perform at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Geddy, Neil and Alex insisted that Moon to be there to play 'Subdivisions', which he performed on a Hamilton rooftop in his 2008 video (now at over 400K hits). His performance was immediately followed by a standing ovation from his heroes, and that one night has led to some exciting new touring opportunities.

Rush drummer Neil Peart had this to say about Jacob: "We all shared Jacob Moon’s performance of Subdivisions quite a long time ago and sent it to each other, ‘Hey have you seen this?’ because it’s such a beautiful cover. The imaginative way that he uses the little cassette player to get my voice in there. It’s superb. And it is that kind of song. It’s a singer-songwriter’s song. I loved to see his version of it and I loved the idea that song has endured to his generation.”


A new collection of covers (and 2 new originals) from Canadian singer-songwriter Jacob Moon,  hit stores Mar 1 2014. Covers by artists like Marillion, Rush, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Tom Waits and Keane are featured. The record is a labor of love and pays tribute to the music that influenced him growing up and the music that is filling his head today. Infused with a bold rock sound and yet making eclectic forays into folk, funk and pop, this is one album that has something for everyone.


·         "Landing" (2002): Folk Artist of the Year, VIBE Awards

·         "Eventide"(2005): -5 Hamilton Music Awards nominations

·         Inspirational Song of the Year, Song of the month at the Unisong Song contest in Hollywood, CA

·         'Folk artist of the year' by the Toronto Independent Music Awards in Oct '06.

·         West Coast Songwriters Award for best Inspirational song ("Just Like You")

·         "This Christmas" (2007) BEST SEASONAL ALBUM 2008 at the CGMA awards.

·         Nominated for Artist of the Year at the 2014 Glass Awards

"Jacob Moon is an exceedingly gifted and watchable performer....seems completely at home on stage"- Ron Sexsmith, singer-songwriter

"Tremendous command of the instrument...amazing voice. I can honestly say that I am overwhelmed by his music." Danny Miranda, bassist for QUEEN

"Every once in a while a voice just leaps out at you...and that's what happened when we heard Jacob Moon" - Shelagh Rogers, CBC Personality.

"Jacob Moon is one of the finest singer-songwriters to emerge on the local music scene during the past decade. That much is abundantly clear on listening to his new album, Landing." - The Record


-interview and story from Graham Rockingham at the Hamilton Spectator

-a feature spot in the Music Notes section of the VIEW

-feature piece in Hamilton Magazine

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