I've worked across the globe playing piano, keys and B3 with performers from Broadway and West End, jazz cats from New York and LA and gospel and RnB players from Nashville and Down South. From reading, playing by ear and improvising since I was a child I have a lifetime of absorbed musical influences to share with YOUR music - so let's go!
I believe most of all in taste and appropriateness in piano/keyboard accompaniment. As a songwriter and singer myself, I'm a fan of supportive accompaniments that sustain musical interest and honor the song. Sometimes that means making a simple, warm bed for a ballad, or brightening up empty space with interesting harmonizations. Sometimes a song needs some kick-ass organ or a killing synth solo, and I'm up for finding what that special sauce is.
I can work in nearly every genre! I've studied classical as a child and basically every decade of popular music. Aided by my studies during my college days (Bachelor of Music in Jazz from the University of Auckland) I've brought my skills to jazz big bands, 50s rock'n'roll groups, piano quintets, country, blues and funk bands, jazz trios and modern musical pit orchestras. I've produced salsa, hip hop, synthwave and 80s hair metal and haven't found my versatility to know any bounds.
I have the experience of playing literally thousands of shows with little to no rehearsal, across genres and across the world. My deep knowledge of genre and style, and particularly my studied knowledge of jazz, sets me apart from those who merely dabble in other kinds of music.
My passion is to create great music, and I look forward to combining that passion with yours.
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Interview with Eli Moore
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently producing an album of original synthesizer songs, ranging from synthwave, vaporwave and general throwback 80s goodness.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analogue-modeled digital: all the goodness and warmth with much less inconvenience and cost!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rooted in the classics
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Everything is a trade-off, the trick is to find which compromises best fulfill your vision.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have worked professionally in the musical theatre, opera, RnB/funk/soul and jazz worlds.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a wide vocabulary of techniques from many different styles of music, with a strong base in jazz.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring whatever I feel is required: lush piano chords, airy synths, soulful organ, jazzy rhodes
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Normally just a few passes over the tune, finding the appropriate style for the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have several keyboards in my studio space: Roland FA-08, Nord Electro 2, Hammond XK3. I also have a large selection of virtual keyboad instruments and digital synthesizers (many of them analogue-modelled) and the excellent Native Instruments Piano Noire, which is my go-to grand piano sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by many great piano and keyboard players, from Bill Evans, Bruce Hornsby, George Duke, and modern producers like Jake Sherman, Devin Morrison.