In this wonderful video interview from 2012, Barbara talks to musician and friend Lorraine Bowen about her life and work, including the first time she put an arrangement in front of 30 musicians in EMI Studio I. She also shows us a few of her original manuscripts and conducts a few bars from Vocal Shades and Tones.
This rarely seen footage was sent to us by a fan who wanted to identify the other singers and the song that they’re singing. It’s so great to see Barbara giving advice on music. We’d love to find another version of this interview where you can hear Barbara’s own voice, without the translator.
If you know where we can source the original footage, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
Here we can see the wonderful Dusty Springfield introduce Barbara Moore along with fellow backing singers Madeline Bell and Leslie Duncan. The ensemble are performing I Don’t Want to Go On Without You live on the Dusty Springfield Show, c1966 – a classic clip!
A full hour devoted to all things Barbara, compiled by Project Moonbase in 2012 and still available online. Here, the wonderful Project Moonbase shine a light on some of Barbara Moore’s prolific work. Most of the music on the show features Barbara in some way, although the duo also squeeze in some tracks from Brazilian band Pato Fu and Laetitia Sadier.
Barbara talks about her life and work to Libby Purves on Radio 4 Midweek. First broadcast 4 April 2012, this interview is now available on BBC Sounds.
Barbara was very excited to appear on The Swing & Big Band Show, hosted by Clare Teal, BBC Radio 2, Easter Sunday 20 April 2014. On the show, Clare played two of Barbara’s tracks: Fly me High and High Purpose.
Live: Barbara Moore in conversation with Lorraine Bowen
Some of you in the UK may have been lucky enough to catch Barbara Moore talking to Lorraine Bowen in Brighton and London, 2012-13.
In a fascinating musical cabaret, Barbara talks to friend and fellow musician Lorraine about her life and work and how she broke through the glass ceiling to become one of the UK’s most talked about composers and arrangers, working in the iconic EMI Studio I.
At the piano, Barbara reveals a few secrets of her skills as an arranger as she dazzles the audience with her skills. Barbara shares a few stories of her musical bookings and collaborations with Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Dusty Springfield, Dudley Moore and many others. She also reveals what it felt like to sing that iconic vocal line in the opening bars of The Saint and more.
At The Marlborough and The Greys Brighton, for The Pink Fringe, and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London.