Sandycoates is the solo project of Greg Moore, one half of Oakland’s legendary Moore Brothers. The acoustic duo is well known for their tight harmonies and an eclectic- yet-totally-natural approach to folk pop; Their electrifying live shows impart a raucous zen on even the most drunken and unruly of gatherings. The last few years have been pretty busy for Greg, issuing a series of stellar Moore Brothers records, guesting on several releases by Joanna Newsom and Bart Davenport, and collaborating with Olympia’s Lois Maffeo on The Owl and the Pussycat, one of Kill Rock Stars’ best reviewed albums of 2003.
As Sandycoates, Greg takes his eclecticism to the next level; Regularly playing solo acoustic shows as part of the burgeoning San Francisco/Bay Area folk scene while collaborating with local producers on songs that range widely across the pop spectrum. Like a peek into Greg Moore’s record collection, Sandycoates pays homage to 50 years of collected influences, from Baroque Pop to Laptop Dub. Fans of the Moore Brothers will instantly recognize Greg’s uncanny pop sensibility and sweet, breathy tenor, but a Sandycoates record brings a whole new context of layered harmonies and studio oriented composition.