& THE QUIVERING POETS
During the recording of his album, "LOVE & DECADENCE," Gabriel Moreno gathered some of the most interesting musicians in the alternative folk scene in London and Barcelona to form what would later be known as THE QUIVERING POETS. After succesful tours in 2016 in Grottamare, Pescara, Barcelona, Madrid, London and and Exeter the Quivering Poets have formed a musical and poetical alliance which is beautifully expressed in their performances through perfected musicianship, powerful stage panache and haunting tunes which will enter your psyche and make their own kingdoms there. The Quivering Poets also write their own version of quivering poetry and are very well respected and acclaimed as musicians in their respective scenes. Here is some video footage. and some recordings.
The Quivering Poets
Pablo Yupton, Barcelona (Guitar and arrangements) "The Roads of excess lead to the palace of wisdom," (W.Blake)
Pablo Yupton is an instrumentalist, composer, published poet and arranger. His main instruments are bass and electric guitar. He is one of the founding members of the Quivering Poets as he started to compose and perform with Gabriel Moreno in Barcelona in 2005 in a band called Riverbound. He is a graduate from the prestigious, "Aula de Musica", Barcelona. He is known for his dark souly/jazzy blues riffs, his impeccable rhythm, his passionate performances and his distinctive arrangements reminiscent of John Mayer and other guitar greats. He quivers when he writes and plays and makes life more passionate and bearable.
"Only the perishable can be beautiful, that's why we are unmoved by artificial flowers." (Wallace Stevens)
Barbara Bartz (Violin and backing vocals)
Barbara Bartz is one of the most sought after fiddle players in the London Alternative Folk music scene. Her incomparable passion, precision, commitment to art and a full, rich and compelling sound make her contributions and arrangements to any band or project indispensable. She fuses Eastern European folk, alternative folk, Celtic roots, and other more traditional melodic landscapes with a modern sensitivity and a poetical outlook of life to create rich and quivering soundscapes which embellish and create a perfect cohesion with the songs and lyrics of Gabriel Moreno and the Quivering Poets. Basia is also a masters graduate of literature, an ardent reader of poetry and a quivering poet in her own right.
Adam Beattie (Bass , backing vocals) "I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." (R.Frost)
Adam Beattie is a multi-instrumentalist, a composer, arranger, singer and performer who has been touring the Uk and Europe for the past 10 years with different bands and formations and who has become a focus point of the alternative-folk/dirty-blues/swing and roots scene in London and the UK. An acclaimed singer-songwriter himself, Adam plays bass for The Quivering Poets and arranges and directs the songs with his refined and sensitive sense of music and poetry. He has lately taken to writing poems himself and performs with a mix of the finesse and class of a 19th century bard with a 21st century adventurer of words and sounds. Originally from Aberdeenshire, we no longer know where he is from or what he will become. We know he is a true example of artistry, musicianship and quivering excitement.
"Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter." (P.Neruda)
Pablo Campos (Drums, backing vocals)
Pablo Campos comes from Barcelona and he has been a vibrant and important part of its folk, soul, Spanish folk, and jazzy blues music scene for the past 5 years. He has studied percussion, drums and music management in London, Barcelona and everywhere he has been. His energy, rhythm, sensitivity, passion and poetical involvement are essential for The Quivering Poets. They say he has a heart of gold and hands of iron to play the cajon, the drums and any form of quivering beat. He writes poetry too though only his closest will see it. His playing, however, demonstrates his poetical soul and his neverending desire to create beautiful art.
"Fortunate as you’ve been, remember how much your imagination created for you." (C.Cavafy)
Gabriel Angel Moreno (Vocals, nylon guitar, lyrics and composition.)
Adria Faura is a bassist and music artist who resides in Sant Boi, Catalunya. After more than 20 years in the professional music scene in Spain he joined the Quivering Poets for the 2017 Germany tour and has been part of their family ever since He is a talented musician who has become the rhythm spine of the Quivering Poets. He fuses influences from soul, jazz, grunge, rock and folk to propose a very unique and personalised take on bass-playing and music in general. He is known for his passion, integrity and musical perfection.
Gabriel Angel Moreno is a published poet in both Spanish and English. After, the 2015 release of "Love and Decadence" with Amber Records he has dedicated himself to music and promoting The Quivering Poets, his life-long lost art and musical brother and sisters. Having performed in Peru, Italu, Spain, Gibraltar and Chile, you can now find Gabriel composing and writing in the streets of London and Barcelona. Moving between two cultures, two languages, and two realities, Moreno has created a form of Mediterranean folk which he describes as Gibraltarian Roots Alternative folk based on the works of poetical singers such as Fabrizio D'Andre, Leonard Cohen, Juaquin Sabina, Bill Callahan, Georges Brassens and Nick Cave. Expect passion and desire and a pinch of randomness.