Gabriel Moreno is Gibraltarian singer-songwriter, currently based in London. An irresistibly engaging performer, he combines a latin exuberance and passion with a rare lyrical calibre (he is also a published poet, with 12 books in Spanish and English). Performing on nylon-stringed guitar and accompanied by pianist Ned Cartwright, he creates a live experience that has been described as ”Taberna Folk” - at once both energetic and intimate, anarchic and absorbing
Moreno’s unique artistic voice lies in the meeting and fusion of different identities. Born and raised in Gibraltar, a British territory bordering southern Spain and just 8 miles from Africa, he has since lived and performed across the world, absorbing influences from music, literature and art everywhere he went. Now considered one of the most compelling and distinctive artists in London's thriving folk and roots scene, he was previously the longtime curator and host of the legendary Lantern Society folk club, and in 2022 was awarded the title of Cultural Ambassador of Gibraltar.
Moreno won the Introducing Stage at the Great British Folk Festival in 2019, and although the Covid-19 pandemic forced a temporary hiatus for many artists, he could never let his creativity stagnate; 2023 sees the release of his 3rd album since the start of the pandemic, Wound in the Night, with accompanying packed touring schedule across Europe, as well as a second book of poetry in that time entitled Heart Mortally Wounded by Six Strings.
“Moreno has indeed given us an album of the times.” (Mike Davis, Folk
“An Offshoot of Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond. I love it!” (Cerys
“What sets Gabriel Moreno apart from his contemporaries, however, is
his ever-intriguing usage of the English language to address socio-
political issues.” (Loz Etheridge, God Is In The TV)