Monday, November 30, 2009

Toyota Star Maker Finalist 2010

Hi everyone!

Great news! I have just been announced as a Toyota Star Maker Finalist. The awards will be held in Tamworth on the 17th January 2010.

I have always wanted to play in Tamworth so this is very exciting!

Look forward to seeing and meeting you folks if you are up there in January.

xo Rebecca

Thursday, November 19, 2009

$1500 for the Orphans

Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to say a massive thankyou to EVERYBODY who has donated to the orphans or bought a concert ticket in the past few months. We just sent over the next lot of money to the kids which was $1500.

We are so grateful to you all for making those donations and trusting us with your support! The kids are going to benefit from our efforts SO MUCH.

Stay tuned for more news about the Burmese Orphans Concert Series 2010.

Big Hugs,
Rebecca, Yasmine and Pugsley

The orphanage web address is:

For info on the Concert Series go to:

Arthouse on Sunday 22nd Nov with Cotton Sidewalk and Next Dimension

Hey Folks,

This Sunday 22nd Nov at 8pm I have a gig at the Arthouse with the awesome Cotton Sidewalk and Next Dimension.

I am playing at the Bright Brewery on the 6th Dec. I am also performing on Tuesday the 8th in the semi final of the Melbourne Fresh Industry Showcases at Revolver in Prahran.

Hope to see you. Stay tuned for the new look monthly newsletter coming soon!

Xo Rebecca

The wind just hit the sails of the NEW RECORD!!!

November 3, 2009

Hey folks,

I just spent three days with the fabulous Dave Sparks on the Pirate Ship in Tathra and we are cooking up some awesome craziness in there for the new record. Looks like we will be recording the album over late December into Jan before the tour starts, so hang onto your hats folks cause the wind just hit the sails big time and we are heading for the deep waters of album number three!!!!!

Big Love,


New live tracks from ABC Radio w Nick Rheinberger

November 3, 2009 - Tuesday

Hi guys!!!

I just posted a couple of live tracks from an interview that Damien and I did at ABC local radio Illawarra with Nick Rheinbeger. I wanted to share them with you cause I am excited about the new sounds and the album tracks are still in demo stage at the studio.

Check out Damien's genius Mandolin playing!

Anyone want to dance????

xo Bec

October 21, 2009 - Wednesday

Back from the recent tour with $1000 for the Orphans!

Hey Folks!

Been really busy touring lately and I only spent 15 hours at home in the past 6 weeks! The recent tour took me to Cairns, NSW and Tasmania. I flew in from Tassie at 8pm one night, dumped my ski jacket and thermals, grabbed my swimmers and beach towel and flew out to Cairns at 4am the next morning! We had an awesome time at all the shows and in one week we went from snow on Mt Wellington in Hobart, to 30 degrees on the beach in Cairns!!! It's been lots of work but worth it!

Thanks to everyone who has donated to the Orphans over the past few shows especially the folks in Tassie, the crew at Newcastle Blues Fest, Illawarra Folk Club and the Foodbowl Music Festival in Victoria. You all helped us to raise over $1000 for the kids at Phaung Daw Oo in Burma. We are so grateful thankyou!!

We will look forward to catching up with anyone who is going to Music at the Creek in November.

More recordings on the way soon....

xo Rebecca

October 21, 2009 - Wednesday

Music at the Creek with Damien Neil

Hey Everyone!

I am looking forward to playing at the upcoming Music at the Creek Festival in November. The extraordinarily talented Damien Neil will be performing with me on banjo, mandolin, guitar and fiddle. We just got back from the Foodbowl Music Festival in Victoria and the music is really shaping up to the vision that I have for it which is exciting. Damien has an awesome ability to add amazing dimensions to my songs which is totally inspiring.

I am really looking forward to sharing the new material and sounds with you all.

Let us know if you are going to be at the festival and make sure you come and say hi if you are there!!

Cheers Rebecca

October 21, 2009 - Wednesday

Great News!! 2010 National Tour Announcement

Hey Folks!!

Big news is the announcement of a National Tour of mainland Australia in 2010 which will begin on the 8th January 2010 and finish in Perth in July. This means full time touring next year. I am looking forward to playing so many shows!

The tour will also concentrate on fund raising for the Orphans as well as the release of the first single from my new album.

More details coming soon!

xo Rebecca

August 31, 2009 - Monday

$$$$$$$$$$ We raised for the Orphans!!

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say a huge THANKYOU to everyone that donated to the orphans money tin or came along to one of our first two concerts. Thanks also to our wonderful artists; The Yearlings, Pugsley Buzzard, Jez Mead and Epicure, who donated their time to perform and also the venues; The Thornbury Theatre and The Tanks Arts Centre who have been so supportive!!

As a result we are happy to announce that we recently sent almost $2000 over to the kids. This money will be used for food for the children from the cyclone.

Please stay tuned for info on our upcoming events being Sydney and Adelaide.

If you would like to help in any way, please send me a message.

xo Rebecca

August 26, 2009 - Wednesday

Yep! We're going to Tassie again!! This time with Mr Pugsley Buzzard Wateringcan!!!!

Hey everyone,

We are heading off to Tassie again! Leaving in two weeks tomorrow!!

I am excited to announce that on this tour I will be supporting the awesome and wonderfully talented Mr Pugsley Buzzard Wateringcan. Please see the gigs list for dates and venues.

Go to

Also I am heading back up to Cairns at the end of September and then going on tour in NSW for a couple of weeks. Whilst in NSW I will be heading into Pirate Studios with the fabulous Dave Sparks recording the new album "Real Love".

Looking forward to catching up with you crew out on the road. Come along and say hi!

Much love and best wishes,


July 15, 2009 - Wednesday

The Yearlings and Pugsley Buzzard at The Tanks Arts Centre Cairns

Category: Music

Hello everyone,

I wanted to remind you that the second Orphans concert will be held next weekend 25th July at the Tanks Arts Centre Cairns with The Yearlings, Pugsley Buzzard and myself.

Please email all your friends up there and let them know about the show!!!!!

Some of you may have seen the Foreign Correspondent program that aired last night on the ABC about the Burmese orphans. It was very moving and highlighted the importance of us helping these poor, traumatised and often abandoned children.

Please share the message and see you at the show if you are in Cairns!!

xo Bec

July 15, 2009 - Wednesday

Thanks to Tassie, Adam and Damien!!

Category: Music

Hey Folks!!

A big thanks to all those who made the recent Tassie tour such a huge success!

Special thanks to the crew who came to Brookfields Winery from Devonport, Helen, the folks at the Empire Hotel (we love you!!), the guys at the Pav, Adam Cousens and his band and Damien for doing the sound, driving the bus and playing the shows as well!!!

You guys are all so awesome!!! Thankyou

Best wishes Rebecca

June 1, 2009 - Monday

Tassie Tour with Damien Neil and The Adam Cousens Band

Hey Folks,

The next Tassie tour is coming up in late June early July. See gigs list for details.

Adam Cousens is touring with his full band featuring 3x vox, djembe, drum kit, lead guitar, bass and acoustic guitar. I will be touring with multi-instrumentalist Damien Neil who is an awesome player and is adding a great dimension to the songs from my new record.

Look forward to seeing you if you are in tassie.

Cheers Rebecca

May 5, 2009 - Tuesday

Melbourne Fresh Industry Showcases

Rebecca is through to the semi-finals of the Melbourne Fresh Industry Showcases at Revolver Upstairs in Prahran. She will perform in the semi-final on the 2nd June 2009.


Revolver Upstairs

229 Chapel St

Prahran VIC 3181

May 5, 2009 - Tuesday

Burmese Orphans Concert Series-Epicure, Jez Mead, Pugsley Buzzard, The Yearlings

Category: Music



Melbourne Saturday 23rd May, 2009.

Event Launch featuring: Epicure, Pugsley Buzzard, Jez Mead, and Rebecca Moore. Tix $24 Pre-sale. $28 @ the Door.


Cairns Saturday 25th July, 2009

Cairns Peace Week Event featuring: The Yearlings, Pugsley Buzzard and Rebecca Moore. Tix $20/Conc $25


Dear Folks,



Many of the children from this disaster are being cared for by a group of loving and devoted Monks at Burmese Orphanage

School Phaung Daw Oo. There are many orphans, as well as homeless children and children from very poor families attending this orphanage.

In total over 7000 children!!!! In addition, the Orphanage also provides one meal a day to street children. Please help us!!!

For some time now we have been working on creating a series of dynamic concerts to raise money for these children.

You may have already heard about our exciting project! We are pleased to announce that each line-up for the first two Orphans

Concerts is complete.

Our opening event at The Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne on the 23rd May 2009 will feature:

Alterno-rock band Epicure:

Be-bopper, Beatnik and Vaudevillian Surrealist Pugsley Buzzard:

Intense and Hypnotic Folk/Blues artist Jez Mead:

Contemporary Alt-folk artist Rebecca Moore:

The concert in Cairns is being run in conjunction with Cairns Peace Week. This event will be held at The Tanks Arts Centre on Saturday 25th July 2009 and features:

Roots/Alt-country duo The Yearlings:

Be-bopper, Beatnik and Vaudevillian Surrealist Pugsley Buzzard:

Contemporary Alt-folk artist Rebecca Moore:

These two shows are the first in a series of concerts being organised as part of the ongoing project to raise funds for the children of Phaung Daw Oo. We are planning other concerts for the Illawarra Region NSW, Sydney, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane,Tasmania and Cairns.


We have added a flyer for our opening event the photos section.. If you could spare a moment to email it or print it off and send it to anyone you think might be interested in either helping or coming along, and also ask them to send this to as many people as they can, this would be GREATLY appreciated. Also if you have connections with media, and have ideas for us to promote these concerts perhaps you could contact us. If you know any well-known people who might be willing to offer us assistance, we ask you to contact them personally and see if they are willing to support this worthwhile project.

Our aim is to broadcast this to as many people as we can and we are relying on the goodwill of caring and loving people to send this out for us. There are many children already at the Orphanage, and it is clear from the photos attached, that the children are benefiting greatly from support the Orphanage is giving them. There are however many more children still in plight, so we need YOUR help to put smiles of joy on the faces of those children also. YOUR SUPPORT WILL CHANGE THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN FOREVER. Please help provide them with a loving and caring environment in which they can heal their wounds and feel loved and cared for......

All the money after expenses for the concert goes straight to the Monks at the Orphanage to help the kids.

Ways you can help:

1. Make a direct donation

2.Buy tickets and come along to the performances

3.Email your friends about the concerts and encourage them to come along too

4.Hand out flyers/put up posters for the shows

5.Offer your time or skills to the project

6.Buy bracelets (the children are making these!)

7.If you are a musician you might like to perform or donate some merchandise for us to sell for the Orphans

Please contact us! Reply to this email, or go to and fill in the on-line contact form.

The Orphanage web site address is

View the entire Transformation document pdf 2MB >>>

More Photos of the Orphans: >>>

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, and we look forward to seeing you at a show near you!

Best wishes,

Rebecca, Yasmine and Pugs


Rebecca 0401260996

Yasmine 0409442854

April 19, 2009 - Sunday

New songs!!! Pretty Big Mess, Behind the Stone and Not My Island

Current mood: fabulous

Hey Folks!!!

Album number two...release number three is underway!!! Boat left the docks in Tathra on Monday and me and Dave Sparks started pulling apart and putting back together the rigging and tarring the hull, and setting the sails for the trip that is the next record.......

You can check out the first proper demos above...they are still being built and messed about with...but they are the first little tunes putting some wind into the sails of this sailor who is...only all this time...figuring out how to Captain the ship.

April 19, 2009 - Sunday

Thankyou Tassie and NSW

Current mood: blessed

Hey everyone,

Been a while since I had a chance to write. Been on the road again. In Tassie and up and down the NSW coast like a lunatic driving 2658 km's in the last week! (NB I wasnt driving like a lunatic, just a lunatic for thinking I could fit in so much!!!) But man, every boring and lonely stretch of highway was worth it for the AWESOME PEOPLE I have been meeting!! All the AWESOME PEOPLE....except for the LOOSER at the Sando in Newtown on the 9th April who STOLE THE MONEY TIN FOR THE ORPHANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you believe it?? Yes, you can believe it...I know it...I should have known it... ANYWAY>>>>>We have ANOTHER TIN NOW, and thanks to the folks at The Same Same Cafe last night in Candelo and the ones from The Sando the night before, the Orphans money tin is once again too heavy to hold in one hand. Yippeeeeeee!!

THANKYOU to everyone who made the last few weeks so great. Especially...Russell for all the awesome support and for staying up late for the love of music, Dave Sparks for the Medievil time on the Pirate Ship, all you guys who showed up to the Sando, The Tea Club and The Same Same, Damien for the Macareena, the Mando and the Violin, Damon for the affirmation, the whiskey toast and the silly scat, Robin, Sam and Anna Martin for jumping up on stage with me, Muk cause YOU ROCK, ABC Nowra and Bega, Egde FM, Brett Hunt for the Tassie tour, everyone at The Empire, Russell at Stage Door the Cafe, Marie and Gary Stannus for everything, and anyone else who did anything to help out the tour!!

Thank you thankyou thankyou

March 5, 2009 - Thursday

Phaung Daw Oo

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to put up the link to the Monastery where the Burmese Orphans are.

Take a second to read the message from the Pricipal U Nayaka. It is a beautiful message. It really touched my heart to read it.

Please forward us any offers of help, no matter how small. Even if you want to help by offering to email all your friends about the concerts.

xo Rebecca

March 1, 2009 - Sunday

Epicure to play our first concert for the Orphans

Hey Folks!

There is exciting news in the development of our Orphans Concert series. Epicure will performing at our first show at the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne on the 23rd May. Epicure will be supported by Pugsley Buzzard, myself and one other band soon to be announced. Please tell your friends!!! We want to raise as much money as we can to buy some houses for the orphans.

We have some great merchandise being sent to us by some awesome artists, so we can raise extra revenue for the Orphans on the night. We will announce the artists who are donating Cd's, t-shirts and other merchandise very soon. If you would like to be a part of the show and can help in any way, please get in touch.

The concert series will continue with shows in Cairns in July, Sydney in August/September, then Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide later in the year.

We will keep you updated with all the updates.

xo Rebecca

February 16, 2009 - Monday

The Annexe this Thursday with Josh Wellington

Hi Guys,

Hope you are all well.. Below is the press release for the upcoming Annexe Space gig with Josh Wellington this Thursday 19th February.

Stay tuned for some exciting developments with the new album and also the Orphans Concerts.

Cheers Rebecca

Press Release: Rebecca Moore and Josh Wellington The Annexe Space, Bega

As a precursor to the Cobargo Folk Festival, Bega Valley Regional Gallery is pleased to present Melbourne contemporary folk musician Rebecca Moore supported by local musician Josh Wellington for the first Annexe Space gig of the year. By popular demand Rebecca has returned to Bega for another gig.

Rebecca is a gifted songwriter with ability to transport audiences on an emotional and metaphorical journey. She has been compared to Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell; however she maintains a distinct individuality and an awesome creative presence.

Rebecca Moore has just been nominated for the Best Female Vocalist Award at the 2008 Newcastle Music Awards and has also been a Finalistin the ABC Newcastle Music Awards Blues and Roots Award, 2004. In 2001 Rebecca won the APRA Professional Development Award in the Rock category.

Rebecca is currently working on her next album with Dave Sparks (The Saints/The Lime Spiders) at Pirate Studios in Tathra NSW.

The Bega Valley Regional Gallery holds regular gigs at the Annexe Space (below the Bega Bowling Club) on the third Thursday of every month. The Gallery brings bands from around Australia to the area, and organises local musicians to support them.

Come and see Rebecca Moore and Josh Wellington this Thursday the 19th of February from 6pm at the Annexe Space

Tickets $10/ $8 concession at the door.

Food and beverage available from the Bowling Club.

For more information please call Rachel Burns at the Gallery on 64 992268

January 20, 2009 - Tuesday

Thanks/ Next Tassie tour with Brett Hunt

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who made the recent tour in Tassie and the Illawarra Folk Festival such a success. Special thanks to Adam Cousens and Shan Hooper for playing the shows with me in Tassie.

Looking forward to the show at Manchester Lane tonight with Speds and Ben Smith. Upcoming shows include the Espy 24th Feb and the Rainbow Hotel 7th Feb, plus another Tassie tour (dates to be announced) with Brett Hunt in March.

Check out Brett's music at

Hope the New Year has begun well for you all.

Cheers Rebecca

December 24, 2008 - Wednesday

Manchester Lane

Hey guys,

'm in Tasmania on tour at the moment. Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year. The gigs with Adam Cousens were heaps of fun. Check out his songs, they are awesome, especially if you arent feeling so great! They will cheer you up!

Just wanted to let you know about a gig I am playing on the 20th January 2009 at my favorite Melbourne venue, Manchester Lane with Speds and Ben Smith. Be great to see you there if you can make it.

Best wishes


December 1, 2008 - Monday

Concert for Burmese Orphans, can you help us??

Dear all,

Can you help us provide a loving home and shelter for some orphans in Burma? Please take a moment to read this message.

We are organising a concert to support an orphanage where there are currently 7000 plus orphans who have lost their parents in the recent cyclone in the Irrawaddy Delta area of Burma. Many are currently being looked after by the Monks of the Phaung Daw Oo Monastery Orphanage School (PDO). The Monks have purchased 2 homes already, but desperately need help to purchase more.

This concert will raise funds to help the Monks buy or build another home for more of these homeless children.

It is amazing to see the children together with the Monks. Photos illustrate the amazing difference a loving environment and a home can make in a very short time to these children, as you will see in their eyes. If you would like me to send you a copy of the photo presentation which shows a great transformation in the kids, please message me.

Would YOU be willing to perform at this concert or help out in any way? We are contemplating a one night concert, (or series of concerts depending on the response) to be staged in Melbourne sometime between February and April 2009.

Currently myself and Pugsley Buzzard Wateringcan will be performing. We are looking for other artists who will help make the show a great success. Below you will find links to the artists already performing.

If you cannot perform yourself, perhaps you would like to send a donation for the orphanage?

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Rebecca and Yasmine.

Rebecca Moore

0401 260 996

Yasmine Child

0409 442 854

Artists involved in the project so far: