Check out Moya’s interview with The Scottish Sun as she made history last week as the first person on Glasgow’s new Hydro stage…
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After a whirlwind 12 months touring across Europe and the UK, supporting the likes of Rod Stewart, Blondie and Mick Hucknall, being A-listed on BBC Radio 2 whilst amassing over a million YouTube views, Moya is delighted to finally announce her first headline tour.
To round up an already incredible year for Moya, she is now set to headline 10 dates across the UK, including shows at London’s Roundhouse Theatre, Edinburgh’s Pleasance Theatre and The Birmingham Temple commencing November the 30th.
Moya’s breakthrough came late last year when her single ‘Making Me Fall’ spent 4 weeks on BBC Radio 2 A-List gaining support from the likes of Ken Bruce, Chris Evans and even Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton, it was no surprise critical acclaim was quick to follow with backing from the likes of The Independent, Q and The Daily Mirror.
Moya, only 22, kicked off the year touring with ex-Razorlight star Andy Burrows. If this wasn’t a golden opportunity in itself, Moya then nabbed the support slot for Simply Red front man Mick Hucknall’s UK tour. Whilst playing to thousands across Ireland and the UK with Mick, Moya went one step further securing her place as a special guest for Rod Stewart’s 14-date UK/EU arena tour, including two nights at London’s 02 Arena.
When the tour ended Moya was delighted to personally invited back for an extra 9 shows in September, by Rod himself. “Touring with Rod has been the biggest moment of my career so far” “He’s such a dynamic performer, I’ve learnt so much from watching him, It’s made me a better performer.”
It would only be fitting that after supporting two British icons her own UK headline tour would soon follow. Across the 10 dates Moya will be playing songs from her 2012 debut album, Lost & Found, along with showcasing brand new songs, taken from her upcoming mini album, set for release later this year, including the new single ‘Come and Get It,’ which has been receiving critical acclaim since premiering with the Daily Telegraph.
‘One to Watch’ The Independent
‘Stylish, provocative and sassy’ Daily Mirror
‘Moya is primed to go stratospheric’ Record of the Day
‘She’s like the female Bruno Mars’ Perez Hilton | ‘Really lovely voice’ Fearne Cotton, Radio 1
Moya is delighted to announce she’ll be continuing her tour with Rod Stewart, after a personal invitation to return later this year, for an extra 9 UK dates.
After a hugely successful arena tour this June/July across the UK and Europe, including two nights at London’s O2, Moya was bowled over on the last night of the tour, when there was a knock on her door, from the legend himself.
“Rod knocked on my dressing room door and actually took the time to ask me back for the new dates, which I really didn’t expect,” says the fast rising UK singer, recently dubbed a ‘One to Watch,’ from the Independent.
“Touring with Rod has been the biggest moment of my career so far and I’m delighted I can continue. It’s been such a learning curve too. He’s such a dynamic performer, I’ve learnt so much from watching him. It’s made me a better performer.”
The new dates include shows in Liverpool and Newcastle, a first for Moya, along with two more nights at London’s O2 and four nights at Glasgow’s brand new Hydro arena.
The shows will also coincide with the release of Moya’s new single, “Come and Get It” out September 23rd. With her sights set firmly on breaking the UK charts, ‘Come and Get It’ bursts with an attitude we’ve yet to see from the 22-year old singer. Piano driven, armed with a killer hook and vocals that are clearer and brighter sounding than ever before, it’s clear Moya is on the path to something big.
Moya is currently putting the finishing touches to a new EP, which will feature the new single alongside five other new tracks. She plays V Festival on 17th and 18th August, along with Hardwick Live on September 14th with Texas, Jools Holland and Alison Moyet. Plus with talk of Moya’s own headline tour later this year; all eyes are on the young singer/songwriter.
You can catch Moya opening for Rod Stewart later this year at:
17th– Echo Arena (Liverpool)
20th – o2 Arena (London)
21st – o2 Arena (London)
24th – First Direct Arena (Leeds)
27th – Metro Radio Arena (Newcastle)
30th – The Hydro (Glasgow)
2nd – The Hydro (Glasgow)
4th – The Hydro (Glasgow)
5th – Hydro (Glasgow)
For more info contact: Steve Rose at EMMS Publicity email@example.com – 0207 607 5765
Ahead of her gig with Rod Stewart at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Moya chatted to the team backstage about how she writes her lyrics.
Ahead of her dates with Rod Stewart, Moya chatted to The News Shopper about the transition from being in the audience of the O2 to performing on it’s stage.
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Moya will be special guest support to Rod Stewart on his upcoming Live The Life European tour.
The 22-year-old singer-songwriter will open for Rod each night – including 8 UK shows, two at London’s O2 June 4th & 5th – for a summer tour set to raise temperatures across the UK and Europe.
Rod Stewart w/Moya play:
Sat 1st NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Tue 4th LONDON, The O2
Thu 6th LONDON, The O2
Sat 8th MANCHESTER, Arena
Sun 9th MANCHESTER, Arena
Wed 19th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Thu 20th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Sun 23rd SHEFFIELD, Motorpoint Arena
Moya – aka Emily Andrews – has been garnering attention and brightening up the radio airwaves with the sweetly melodic pop of Radio 2 mainstay ‘Making Me Fall’. She’s upped the beats on her new electro-tinged single ‘A Little More Love’, and her full-length debut ‘Lost & Found’ is out now.
Following his sell out 2010 tour, Rod Stewart will once again take to the stage as he embarks on an eagerly anticipated Live The Life tour this June, performing all his hits and most recognisable tracks including ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’, ‘Maggie May’, ‘Baby Jane’ and ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’.
Rod has recently completed his first album of new material in almost 20 years, landmark new album, titled ‘Time’, which marks his long-awaited return to his songwriting roots and features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced. ‘It’s out May 6th on Decca Records.