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Patsy Moore
Background information
Birth name Patsy Alexis Moore
Also known as P. Alexis Moore and Alex Moore
Born August 10, 1964 (1964-08-10) (age 45)
Origin Antigua and Barbuda
Genres Pop
World Music
Electronica
Occupations singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, poet, essayist, educator, publisher, filmmaker
Instruments vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion
Years active 1988–present
Labels Warner Bros.
(1990-1994)
Papa Chuy
(2006-present)
Website patsymooreDOTcom

Patsy Alexis Moore, an African American, born August 10, 1964 on the West Indian island of Antigua, is an award-winning[1], critically-acclaimed[2] singer/songwriter, as well as a poet, essayist, and educator. Raised in a devout Christian home, and an adult student of New Thought Metaphysics, she has spent most of her productive life in the United States.

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Youth

The elder daughter of a North American career military father (H. Douglas Moore of North Carolina) and Antiguan educator mother (June Looby), Moore's creative endeavors have been culled from a multicultural upbringing, persistent curiosity, and inventive mind[3]. Her family moved frequently when she was a child. As a result of that experience, her music has always employed diverse influences—including African and Caribbean rhythms, folk, soul, Latin, rock, pop and funk.

Education

Once valedictorian and twice salutatorian in her pre-post secondary years, Moore enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. She performed in a band throughout college—singing, writing songs and playing keyboards. While majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Film and Speech Communications, she decided a career in music was of greater interest to her and began working towards that end.

Early career

Moore moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1988. After singer/songwriter/music producer David Mullen (a new acquaintance) asked her to sing backup on a demo, she started composing and performing with others. Her distinctive writing style quickly gained attention in the music community, and a tune she believed to be fun but dismissible ("Talk About Life") became the title track of Reunion Records artist Kim Hill's second album. Moore was hired as a staff writer at McSpadden Group and a record deal with Warner Brothers soon followed. Under the Warner imprint, Moore completed two projects—Regarding the Human Condition (1991) and the flower child's guide to love and fashion (1993).

Continuing career

Although numerous performers have covered Moore's tunes since 1989, among the most notable is jazz world favorite Dianne Reeves—who, in 1999, recorded “I Remember” and “Goodbye”.

That same year, Moore joined keyboardist Charles Mims (Patrice Rushen, Tracy Chapman) in writing, arranging and producing Kwanzaa for Young People (and Everyone Else!) (Charphelia Records)—a CD and educator resource guide garnering numerous commendations, including Teachers’ Choice, Parent Council, Parents’ Choice and Kids First awards.

At the start of 2005, L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall débuted Misa Justa, a symphonic jazz mass by Argentine-born composer Eduardo Gutiérrez del Barrio, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a large choir, and a small group of soloists. That ambitious work, widely described as "a celebration of womanhood”, features five sung poems written by Moore[4].

Present day

Twelve years following her stint as a Warner Brothers recording artist, Patsy Moore resurfaced with the independent releases of a book—Essays and Letters: Volume I (2002-2005) (Patchouli Grove Publishers), a collection of writings touching on the topics of art, politics, religion and spirituality, war and peace, and the author’s longtime battle with cancer; a music single—"The Curve", a precursor to "The Most Private Confessions of Saint Clair: Studio Renderings" (Papa Chuy Productions), a full-length CD slated for release in late summer 2007; and a developing humanitarian NPO (The Arts in Action Caucus) designed to facilitate artists in aiding the world’s most needy.

In addition to her work as an artist, Patsy Moore is the founder/senior editor of The Bohemian Aesthetic, (an online arts/culture/activism/current affairs magazine), co-owner of Papa Chuy (a music and film production company), and creator of Patsy Moore's Song Masters Seminar Series.

Discography

Kim Hill "Talk About Life" (1989 Reunion Records)

Mitchel Dane "Starry Nights" (1989 Thinking Art)

Libby Buisson "Merry Christmas All Year Long" (1990 Celebration)

Trace Balin "Out of the Blue" (1991 Word Records)

Patsy Moore "Regarding the Human Condition" (1992 Warner Bros. Records)

Various Artists "The Singles" (1992 Warner Alliance)

Various Artists "Operation Angel Wings" (1993 Word Records)

Various Artists "The Compassion Festival Cassette" (1993 Compassion International)

Various Artists "Sisters: Songs of Friendship, Joy and Encouragement for Women" (1994 Warner Alliance)

Various Artists "Sizzlin' Sounds Collection" (1994 Warner Alliance)

Patsy Moore "the flower child's guide to love and fashion" (1994 Warner Bros. Records)

Various Artists "Body Shaping" (1994 Warner Alliance)

Bliss Bliss "Bliss Bliss" (1994 R.E.X. Records)

Various Artists "À Capella Contemporary Classics" (1994 StarSong Records)

Various Artists "Another Kind of Christmas (a/k/a "A Café Christmas") (1995, 1997 Regency)

Clay Crosse "Time to Believe" (1995 Reunion Records)

Bill Cantos "Who Are You?" (1995, 2001 Pioneer Records)

Dianne Reeves "That Day" (1997 Blue Note Records)

Vibe Tribe (Featuring Richard S.) "Foreign Affairs" (1998 Lipstick)

Dianne Reeves "Bridges" (1999 Blue Note Records)

Various Artists "Kwanzaa for Young People (and Everyone Else!) (1999 Charphelia)

Patsy Moore "The Most Private Confessions of Saint Clair: Studio Renderings" (2007 Papa Chuy)

References

  1. ^ Charphelia Company, The. "About the CD". Charphelia.com. Published 1999. Retrieved 2007/01/29.
  2. ^ Granger, Thom. "Faces to Watch". CCM Magazine. Published 1992/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Rake, Jamie Lee. "Regarding the Human Condition of Patsy Moore". Syndicate Magazine. Published 1992/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Newcomb, Brian Quincy. "New Faces". CCM Magazine. Published 1992/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition (Warner Alliance)". CCM Update, The. Published 1992/05/05. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Papp, Geoff. "Patsy Moore by Patsy Moore". Inside Music Magazine. Published 1992/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Regarding the Human Condition". Virtue Magazine. Published 1992/07-08. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Rudder, Randy. "Patsy Moore's 'Human Condition' is very eclectic". Metropolitan Times. Published 1992/07/26. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Brown, Bruce. "Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition (Warner Bros.)". CCM Magazine. Published 1992/08. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Halverson, Holly. "The Eclecticism of Patsy Moore". CCM Magazine. Published 1992/09. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Worth Noting". YouthWorker Magazine. Published Spring 1993. Retrieved 2007/01/29; "Songs of Praise—Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition". Cash Box Magazine. Published 1992/08/22. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Melchoir, Mark. "Patsy Moore: Getting Down to the Art of the Matter". Release Magazine. Published Fall 1992. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Ervin, Kathy. "Patsy Moore: Dancing About Life". Syndicate Magazine. Published 1992/12. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Ely, Gordon. "Patsy Moore: Regarding the Human Condition". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Published 1992/12/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Hervey, Rico. "The Second Annual Women We Love to Love List". Cambridge Sound and Vision Review. Published 1994/02. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Menconi, Al. "Patsy Moore: The Flower Child's Guide to Love and Fashion". Media Update. Published 1994/04. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Selby, Derek Wesley. "The Flower Child's Guide to Love and Fashion". Syndicate Magazine. Published 1994/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Mineo, Robert. "Patsy Moore: (Good) Newswoman". Syndicate Magazine. Published 1994/07. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Crabtree, Ed Rock. "Patsy Moore Unplugged". Ed Rocks the Web. Published 1996/04/06. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Degnan, Finn. "The Second Coming of a Reluctant Icon". ArtFull.com (original publication; site now defunct). Published 2000/05. Retrieved 2007/01/29
  3. ^ Arneson, Erik. "Regarding Patsy Moore". Notebored Magazine. Published 1992/07-08. Retrieved 2007/01/29.
  4. ^ Herrera, Estela. "Eduardo del Barrio's Just Mass". Walt Disney Concert Hall online. Published Winter 2004. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Raymond, Jean-Luc. "Misa Justa feat. Dianne Reeves, a Jazz/Classical Mass by Eduardo Gutierrez del Barrio". Westcoast Rendez-Vous. Published 2005/01/19. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, The. "Los Angeles Philharmonic Presents World Premiere of 'Misa Justa', a Symphonic Jazz Mass Celebrating Womanhood Commissioned by the Philharmonic from Argentine composer Eduardo Gutiérrez del Barrio". laphil.org. Published 2005/01/29. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Kane, Ted. "Celebrating a Jazz Mass at Disney Hall". JazzReview.com. Published 2005/01/29. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Gieske, Tony. "Dianne Reeves, Jazz Mass". The Hollywood Reporter. Published 2005/01/31. Retrieved 2007/01/29; Burk, Greg. "Dianne Reeves, 'Misa Justa'". The L.A. Weekly. Published 2005/02/04-10. Retrieved 2007/01/29;

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