Rob Moir

Rob Moir

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

The Replacements + Wilco + Weakerthans + Tallest Man On Earth

Biography

500 shows, in over 20 countries, through out the past two years, traveling by trains, planes and even did one three month leg between Paris & Berlin entirely on bicycle, has given Toronto’s punk poet Rob Moir some stories to tell. With the release of his new album ‘Adventure Handbook‘ (Underground Operations/eOne – Canada, Make My Day Records – EU released August 2015) he celebrates every moment, wether it was playing concert halls, bars or the less conventional but way more intimate setting of living rooms and backyards and gardens all over the world. The lyrics are a response to the emotional highs and lows of being a full time touring songwriter.

“An odd thing about long stretches on the road is this constant feeling that you’ve forgotten or left something behind, the instant rush of thinking you’ve misplaced your wallet and then finding it again, you experience that over and over no matter how organized you are. You also have the daily excitement of being in new places, having conversations with actual locals and watching your music spread; it’s absolutely worth the strange things you put your body through”  – Rob Moir

With ‘Adventure Handbook’, Moir rekindles his love affair with American rock n roll and simple folk ballads. In the vein of timeless artists (and muses) like Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements and Jeff Tweedy, Rob’s songs are honest and exceedingly entertaining to see live. Rob continues to routinely finesse clever turns of phrase in his lyrics. The opening track ‘New Years Eve’ shows hope on the horizon, with ‘Run For Your Life’ & ‘Ports Of Call’ illuminating the excitement of doing what you love on an unknown course.

Formerly the front man for Toronto’s Dead Letter Department, Rob released his first solo EP in 2010 called ‘This Is The Lie’, then came the critically acclaimed LP ‘Places To Die’ in 2013 which Rolling Stone wrote in their 4/5 star printed album review, “Moir isn’t conservative; there’s something urgent in his songs, that are never too sure of themselves, and whose longing hasn’t found a home yet. Moir sings his romantic sighing songs with punk rock folk in his heart and in addition proves a great sense for quiet singer/songwriter moment”.  

Since then, he’s toured Europe with Neko Case and shared the stage with fellow alt-folk artists such as Frightened Rabbit, Frank Turner and The White Buffalo. With past solo performances at international festivals; NXNE, CMW, BIGSOUND and multiple successful tours in Australia, Canada, Europe, UK and USA, Rob has proven his ability to silence rowdy audiences with his intimate performances, quick humour, and captivating stage presence. 

Perpetually on the lonesome road, Rob continues to expand his audience as he perform his songs across the world, making fans the old fashion way, one dedicated believer at a time.

Discography

'Adventure Handbook' LP released 08/25/2015 on Underground Operations in North America (eOne distribution) & Make My Day Records in Europe

'Places To Die' LP released 04/30/2013 on Underground Operations in North America (eOne distribution) & Make My Day Records in Europe

'This Is The Lie' EP released 25/01/11 Independently on Northern Americas 


Set List

7-10 songs. Rarely covers