His looks have been compared to James Dean, his guitar playing has been compared to John Mayer, but Andreas Moe's voice and songwriting are something to which nothing can be compared.
Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, this 23-year-old singer/songwriter confesses that his journey has taken some unpredictable turns...
Andreas aged 12 probably would have told you that he was going to be the next Stevie Ray Vaughan, however 4 years later, he discovered his voice when he realized that he had a true talent for writing songs. He formed several bands and armed with a catalogue of original material, he played in virtually every single bar, venue and youth centre in Stockholm. Andreas very quickly became a sought after writer, session guitarist, producer and singer and found himself signing his first publishing deal in the UK in January 2011.
His musical influences have been equally unpredictable. From an early age, he has been an enthusiastic Michael Jackson fan, gone on to worship Iron Maden and Kiss moving on to the acoustic guitar-driven sounds of Jeff Buckley. Andreas' main inspiration when writing his current EP entitled "Collection Sunlight" were artists like Beirut, Bon Iver, and even Kanye West, although he describes the final sounds as The Script meets Robyn meets Prince. "Electronic but Organic." The songs he has written cover his experiences with love, both positive and negative and are all inspired by one girl. The heart features heavily in every single song and forms the emotional thread of the EP.
Andreas had his first big break in 2011 when he was asked to feature on international DJ Avicii's world-wide hit single 'Fade Into Darkness' and from there the buzz picked up furthermore when he sang and co-wrote the Gold-selling single "Long Time" with Swedish DJ, John de Sohn. Since then, Andreas has continued to collaborate with well known DJ's around the world, including Norman Doray, Fedde Le Grand and Eddie Thoneick.
2012 is really proving to be Andreas' year. Not only has his songwriting career taken off with 2 Top 10 European singles for Chris Hordijk and Silke Mastebooms (runners up on TV programme, The Voice in Holland and Belgium), he has also written and sung 4 songs, which are to be featured on teh latest Noel Clarke movie, The Knot. The Knot will be released worldwide by Universale Pictures later this year.
For now Andreas has chosen to remain unsigned and release his debut EP this year on June 25, 2012.