New VIDEO! His Eye Is On the Sparrow

October 4, 2017

Hey guys! Here’s a new video that I just made of ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’.

Please share it around!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/14579298

New Video!

I have started a new job. I’m making videos for YOU at PATREON!

October 1, 2017

http://www.patreon.com/jacobmoon

I have never been one to look for a straight job. That’s why this new gig of mine is so exciting—it’s anything but a 9-5 grind, and the creative possibilities are limitless!

Maybe you’ve been a steadfast supporter for a while, and you’re curious about PATREON. It’s a new platform that allows artists to spend their time making art for their followers, and those supporters in turn commit their $ so that the creative content keeps coming. It’s like the old patronage model, but for regular folks (you don’t have to be rich to commit to the $1 level).

I hope you’ll check out this new, exciting new space and join me there—your support will make all the difference in the world to my creative process! Maybe you’re discovering my music for the first time. WELCOME! Whatever brought you here, I want to  extend my appreciation for your valuable time.

Here, I will be making weekly music video segments—just for you!

WHY VIDEO?
Looking back, all my career highlights have been kickstarted by a successful, well-made video. Now I am looking for my next breakthrough, and I believe it will come from making more quality, engaging videos, on a regular basis, plus exclusive content for YOU, my faithful friends.

I will bring you Looping Videos, Covers, Originals, Lessons, Product reviews, Interviews, Behind-the-scenes, Collaborations and more! I can’t wait to get cracking this season on a fresh batch of inventive content, and I look forward to collaborating from time to time with you and members of the local music community.

I have always considered my fans to be my record label, and all the CD projects I’ve ever recorded have been financed at least in part by this community. CDs don’t sell like they used to, though. It’s a problem. How do I make something that you will enjoy and share, if not CDs? We all watch and share video, we’re all on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, so I would like to move towards that space with the kind of content that builds an audience. With your help.

So the more you lean in with your support, the more I am going to be able to bring you in the form of engaging new content. As a patron, you get to point to my best work, and say to your friends, ‘I helped him make that’.

Again, I thank you.

Solo showcase at The Gasworks Sept 8/ The Commissionaires Sept 15

August 30, 2017

I go to church at The Meeting House downtown, which is held at The Gasworks building, a funky exposed-brick music venue and HQ for non-profits. It will also be the hub for an unofficial  Supercrawl event on Sept 8! I will host two other singer-songwriters from The Meeting House in a special showcase from 730-10. (admission by donation)

 

Then on Sept 15 we return as The Commissionaires to have our 1st year anniversary of forming the band!

Tickets for that one are $20 and available at https://www.picatic.com/commissionaires

Live Streaming this Wednesday night from the Lee Lifeson Artpark!

July 17, 2017

Want to join us but can’t get to Toronto on Wed nite? Here’s where you want to be:

https://www.concertwindow.com/3080-jacob-moon

Your contribution helps us cover the costs of livestreaming the event, bringing in great PA and techs to run everything. Thanks for your support and enjoy this special event!

J

What a RUSH!!! (memories from last year!)

July 14, 2017

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson received the key to the city from mayor John Tory on Saturday afternoon. Their new park, the Lee Lifeson Art Park, got its first song from yours truly. I was asked by the band to come and perform ‘Subdivisions’. It was a huge honour for me to be asked to join these guys again to play this song, and this time around was so much fun. I’ve never played to so many umbrellas in my life! Everyone in the Rush camp was so personable and cool, and the Rush fans were generous and kind as always. Nice to get to meet Strombo as well, who interviewed the boys on stage, where they gave me a nice shout out for my performance. I had to jet outta there right after so I could make my brother Jeff’s wedding in Ayr, and I even had another gig later that night in Georgetown. Kookoo day, but really good for the soul all around. Big congrats to Geddy and Alex for your huge contribution to the city of Toronto! Well deserved honour. Thanks for letting me be part of it!

Thanks to all who linked the posts on Facebook and YouTube and for the 27K views, 400 shares and thousands of likes! I could feel the love from you guys, and it was amazing! Billboard wrote a nice article here. Check out my soundcheck video below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrW_Up_sztE

Thanks to Andy Wright for these great photos!

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RUSH the Artpark July 19! Help me and David Barrett play music at the Lee Lifeson Artpark.

June 20, 2017

Are you a Rush fan? Are you crushed that Rush are done with touring (for now)? We’re with you. David Barrett and I want to bring a night of Rush songs PLUS original music inspired by these titans of progressive rock— to the break the silence over at ‘Lee Lifeson Artpark‘ in Toronto on Wed July 19.

If we reach our goal then it’s ON.

And if not–then the silence wins!

I’m Jacob Moon, and I’m a singer-songwriter from Hamilton ON. I have been a Rush fan for a long time. Imagine my surprise when Geddy, Alex and Neil asked me to perform ‘Subdivisions‘ for them when they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame! Imagine my delight when they asked me to perform it again when they opened the Lee Lifeson Artpark! Since then they commissioned me to record ‘Something For Nothing‘ for their 2112 reissue. Crazyness. Still getting over that one…

Since that day of its opening, the Artpark has been largely silent. There is no plan for regular music there, and we’re pretty sure no one has played a Rush song there since.

That’s where we need YOU!

It seemed a crime to me and my friend David Barrett (David Barrett Trio) that no one was carrying the torch for this music at this special place, designed to honor Geds and Lerxst. I perform several Rush songs in my set regularly, and we would love to take up the challenge to add a few more, along with songs from our original catalogs and a few related covers.

We would like to come and perform a duo concert at the Lee Lifeson Artpark in Toronto on Wed July 19 at 7pm. The idea is to make it FREE admission to the public where you can come and bring your friends. Plus, if we reach our goal, we will be including a live stream feed, so our international fans can enjoy the show, even if they can’t make it to Toronto. But only if we get the funding! Otherwise, this owl won’t fly!

We are going to use the funds to cover costs associated with recording a new dup version of ‘Time Stand Still‘ by Rush (one of the perks listed to the right of your screen), as well as costs associated with production, rehearsal, promotion, permit fees and personnel so that we can bring this special event free of charge to all.

Thank you for your support in making this event possible. Our dream is to make it an annual gathering of fans and locals. You are keeping the music alive, and you have our gratitude and our commitment to bring you a night to remember!

If we happen to raise more than we had hoped to for this concert, we will invest it into better sound and visuals for the concert, as well as a bigger push to the community.  Also if we receive enough extra funding, it will help us produce more Rush covers for you to enjoy (and yes, we take requests!).

Summer’s going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older
Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger
Experience slips away..”

-Time Stand Still (Peart/Lee/Lifeson)

SHELTER ME now available!

December 22, 2016

Get it now at www.jacobmoon.com/music

or at www.itunes.com/thecommissionaires

 

Commissionaires: New Video, 8 New Song Clips, Christmas Tour Dates

November 24, 2016

NEW VIDEO: ‘Heaven Help Us All’

 

Do you have your tickets for the Commissionaires Christmas Tour yet?
DEC 2 in London, DEC 10 in Ottawa, Dec 17 in Kitchener and Dec 18 in Burlington.

Book now and avoid disappointment…

That’s right. I said it. You do NOT want to miss this one. This year, we are not only celebrating the songs of the season on this tour, but also the release of our new CD, ‘Shelter Me’.  This is a high-water mark for my music, and I think you’re gonna love this record and your friends will thank you for taking them to this show.

 

CLICK below for samples from the new album by The Commissionaires!

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Calling all fans! We need you now.

It’s the final week of the Pledgemusic Campaign.

If you haven’t pre-ordered the new CD/Vinyl yet, you have just one more week before we launch this baby! It’s been an incredibly rewarding thing to see the funding goal reached, and we have you to thank for that! Going over and above will help us cover the crazy extra costs of bringing this record into the world. Remember you are gonna need stocking stuffers!

Also, you can help us by:

1. Sharing that video above, (it’s also on my Facebook page which auto-plays for even more engagement).

2. Sharing these clips of songs from the record on social media so we can find our audience to pre-order the record! It all helps us to keep on keepin’ on over here! (records are expensive!)

3. Bringing a friend to one of the shows coming up. Music comes to life in the live show, and ours is no exception. As good as the record is, it’s no substitute for the live experience. Just TRY to stay in your seats!

Thanks guys! Couldn’t do this without you.

Jacob

RUSH releases massive deluxe edition of 2112—with a Jacob Moon song on it!

November 5, 2016

Back in April, Jacob was asked by the RUSH people to record an a song for the re-release of 2112, a deluxe version of the classic breakthrough album for the band. I was thrilled to record “Something for Nothing”, the last song on that album. I went into the studio with Mark McIntyre on bass and Beatdown Brown on drums and we knocked out a rocking version of this classic Rush song.

It will be the final song on a bonus disc that also features The Foo Fighters, Steven Wilson, Billy Talent, and Alice in Chains. It is a high honour to be counted among these great artists… Congratulations to Geddy, Alex and Neil on 40 years! Watch for a music video coming soon!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rush-ready-2112-reissue-with-rare-tracks-live-recordings-w448768

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Help us raise support for the NEW CD!

November 1, 2016

As many of you know, The Commissionaires is a new group I put together to play gospel music, with my friend Joel Parisien, who led Newworldson to the top of the charts a few years back.

We are currently hard at work on a new CD, entitled Shelter Me, and we need your help.

By pre-ordering the record you can get a copy in advance, and we offer many other cool exclusives too. All supporters get an access pass to the making of the record. It’s cool! Behind the scenes stuff, videos, early mixes.

Take a look at what we’re working on over at www.pledgemusic.com/thecommissionaires

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