Originally from Carlisle, A.J Moore gained his BPA (hons) in classical guitar from Leeds College of Music before moving to London in 2006. He has established himself as a versatile session guitarist, songwriter and music tutor with over 20 years experience in the music industry. A.J specialises in live performance, studio recording and high level music tuition.
He has released two albums, a solo album Harmonics and self titled duo album A.J Moore and Nick Rundall. He’s also written numerous songs for other artists as well as instrumental guitar works for books and exam boards.
A.J has been guitarist, singer and musical director for number 1 selling artists including Hayley Westenra, Laura Wright, Nell Bryden, G4, Jonathan Ansell, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Noah Stewart, Lee Mead, Rydian, Margaret Keys, All Angels, Charlotte Jaconelli, Simon Bowman, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Amr Diab and Faryl Smith. He’s also played support slots alongside Jools Holland, The Gypsy Kings and orchestras such as the LPO, Opera North, British Sinfonia, Welsh National and the National Orchestra of Taiwan.
He has had the privilege of touring around the globe performing at venues as varied as The People’s Theatre in Shanghai, Carnegie Hall, Monte Carlo Sporting Club, No. 10 Downing Street to numerous appearances on the main stage at The Royal Albert Hall. A.J has played on BBC Radio 1, 2, 6, Classic FM, Scala Radio and BBC London as well as shows including BBC 1 breakfast news, Alan Titchmarch, Loose Women, Made In Chelsea and Graham Norton.
A.J was arranger and guitarist for the Queen Musical ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and played guitar on critically acclaimed musicals such as ‘The Colour Purple’, ‘Made In Dagenham’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Joseph and His Technicolour Dream Coat’, and ‘Guys and Doll’s’ to name a few.
A.J’s corporate bands have held residencies around London including Kensington Roof Gardens and the world famous Hard Rock Cafe. Playing everything from classic pop, rock and funk they also do ceilidh and classical events.
Outside of performing A.J is a highly demanded tutor providing master classes in guitar, music performance, songwriting and band workshops for Guitar Weekends, The International Guitar Festival, The Guildhall and The Apple Store Oxford Street. He has written tuition articles for Acoustic Guitar, Total Guitar and Guitar Techniques and has worked as a Rockschool music examiner. He currently teaches at two prestigious London secondary schools. His Youtube page has numerous how to play videos covering many of the music exam board materials.
A.J has been performing in hospitals since he was 15 and continues to do so for charity ‘Music In Hospitals’.