Composer and arranger for film, BBC television and radio, commercials and De Wolfe library music. A former member of The Ladybirds and leader of The Barbara Moore Singers. Has worked with Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Dudley Moore and Tom Jones.
The music of Barbara Moore

The music of Barbara Moore

This site is a collaborative effort between Barbara and her fans. If you have any albums or other archive material relating to Barbara’s work, we’d love you to contribute to these pages. As the site grows, it will reveal more about Barbara’s contribution to popular music since the mid-1960s, giving Barbara the recognition she deserves.              

This site is a collaborative effort between Barbara and her fans. If you have any albums or other archive material relating to Barbara’s work, we’d love you to contribute to these pages.

As the site grows, it will reveal more about Barbara’s contribution to popular music since the mid-1960s, giving Barbara the recognition she deserves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Barbara Moore’s RARE interview on German TV (YouTube video at 22.22)

CLICK HERE for Barbara Moore RARE interview on German TV at 22.22 – via Youtube

 

Very rare footage sent to me by a fan who wanted to know the other singers and the song that they are singing.

It’s so great to see Barbara giving advice but a shame for English speakers when the German translation covers her voice.

Does anyone know the original version of this great piece of footage?!

 

Do write if you do!

 

Barbara Moore on BBC Radio 2’s Clare Teal’s BIG BAND Show

Clare Tea’s BIG BAND SHOW

Barbara is very excited to be on Clare Teal’s show on Easter Sunday 20th April 2014!

Barbara Moore singing on Dusty Springfield Show

Dusty Springfield featuring Barbara Moore on BVs

Barbara Moore is seen here singing backing vocals with Dusty Springfield – a lovely memory!

Lorraine Bowen meets Barbara Moore on Wednesday 10th July 2013 at The Greys Music pub in Brighton

The Greys Pub in Southover Street, Hanover, Brighton hosts this marvellous evening of chat, playing and reminiscing by the wonderful Barbara Moore: singer and arranger in the 60s and 70s and one of …The ‘Greats’. This evening will appeal to all music lovers, people fascinated by the early recording era, pop legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Elton John and women musicians in history (that’s everyone then!).
TICKETS FROM
The Greys Pub – 105 Southover St, Hanover – in person
WE GOT TICKETS – www.wegottickets.com
RESIDENT RECORDS Shop – in person
or
PROMOTER – Paul Adsett – terracecred@gmail.com

 

Lorraine Bowen meets Barbara Moore (once again!) 15th February 2013

 

Due to a successful show in November, Barbara will be talking to Lorraine once again about her fascinating life and work in the swinging 1960s and 70s!

The Marlborough theatre, Brighton’s oldest and most intimate theatre proved to be a great venue for the two gals and the audience were rapt throughout!

Friday 15 February 8pm, The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton

Booking and details

This is what THE ARGUS had to say about the show…

One never knows what Lorraine Bowen will come up with next – this set advertised a relatively unknown Barbara Moore, yet Lorraie drew a full house; she can be trusted to entertain.

The evening was an absolute gift as Lorraine generously offered the stage and keyboards to this wonderful spirited octogenarian lady, whose varied musical legacy includes arranging the jingle for Coca Cola and the signature tune to Radio 2’s Terry Wogan Show.  Moore started as a singer with the Ladybirds, backing Sandie Shaw’s Puppet on a String.  Her career made her wealthy, yet kept her unknown.  A record sleeve with her name credited is a rare item (but Google Vocal Shades and Tones).

Moore told of learning jazz piano in the 1930s from her father and his friends Joe Loss and George Shearing, who recognised she was gifted.  She married Peter Moore and became best friends with Dudley Moore.  She played with Jimi Hendrix and helped out Elton John when he ws still Reginald Dwight.

Fascinating were the tales she told of writing parts for  every instrument in an orchestra and recording sessions at Ealing Studios.

Everyone was glued and we gave Moore the ovation she deserved.  Thanks to Lorraine.

 

Please come and support this show if you are in or near Brighton!  It’s a very special evening and one that will be remembered for a long time to come!

Thanks to the PINK FRINGE for making this possible.

 

 

 

Lorraine Bowen meets Barbara Moore at the Marlborough, Brighton (Friday 2nd Nov)

BLorraine Bowen and Barbara Moorearbara will be talking to Lorraine about her fascinating life and work in the Marlborough, Brighton’s oldest and most beautiful theatre.

Friday 2 November 8pm
Booking and details

Musicians Jimi Hendrix and Elton John and the original soundtrack for The Saint all featured Barbara Moore as vocalist and arranger. Lorraine meets Barbara, now 80, and asks her about the Swinging Sixties, composing music and being a woman in EMI Studio 1.

The show features vintage film clips, audio bits and pieces from rare recordings and performances by Barbara and Lorraine.

Part of the Pink Fringe, Brighton.

 

Shades of Barbara Moore – a Project Moonbase Special 2 September 2012

Those fine interplanetary podcasters PROJECT MOONBASE have  released a podcast show of Barbara’s work on Sunday 2 September. Here it is:- http://www.mixcloud.com/projectmoonbase/pmb093-shades-of-barbara-moore/ : Project Moonbase“This week on the show we shine a light on prolific composer, arranger and vocalist Barbara Moore. If that name isn’t all that familiar, Barbara’s work often went uncredited, perhaps because she had the audacity to be a woman working in a field dominated by men. Barbara Moore has nearly 300 compositions to her name and wrote arrangements and sang on some absolutely iconic tunes from the 60s and 70s such as The Saint, At the Sign of the Swinging Cymbal, Bedazzled, I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing, as well as recording several really beautiful library music albums throughout the 70s for de Wolfe.

Most of the music on this week’s show features Barbara Moore in some way but we do also manage to squeeze in another track from Brazilian band Pato Fu and another track from the new solo album by Laetitia Sadier.”
Can’t wait!

 

Lorraine Bowen meets Barbara Moore at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 29 August

Lorraine Bowen and Barbara MooreRoyal Vauxhall Tavern, Vauxhall London

Wednesday 29th August 7pm to 8pm
Booking and details

Musicians Jimi Hendrix and Elton John and the original soundtrack for The Saint all featured Barbara Moore as vocalist and arranger. Lorraine meets Barbara, now 80, and asks her about the Swinging Sixties, composing music and being a woman in EMI Studio 1.

The show features vintage film clips, audio bits and pieces from rare recordings and performances by Barbara and Lorraine.

Part of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern Hot August Fringe.

Barbara on Radio 4 Midweek

BBC Radio 4Hear Barbara speaking about her life and work with Libby Purves, on Radio 4 Midweek. The show was first broadcast on 4 April 2012.

 

 

 

Barbara talks about her favourite tracks

In this selection of audio clips, Barbara shares a few thoughts about some of her best known tracks.

Barbara recalls her early career

In a fascinating interview, Barbara speaks about her first commission from EMI, shows a few of her scores and listens to some of her records for the first time in many years. Barbara was interviewed by Brighton musician Lorraine Bowen, March 2012.

 

A selection of Barbara’s album covers

Can you help us compile a complete list of Barbara’s recordings and albums? Here’s a small selection of her many album covers. If you can send us better copies of any of these images, we’d be very pleased to hear from you.

Barbara has published around 270 compositions, including film music, advert music, library music and assorted jazz tracks. In the recording studio, she has also sung backing vocals for Jimi Hendrix, Tom Jones, Elton John, Adam Faith, Englebert Humperdink and many others.

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