Jacob MoonJacob Moon is a solo Canadian folk singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has an extensive repertoire of songs, with nine albums to his credit. He has won many accolades and has been invited to perform for and with some of his heroes, including Rush, Marillion, Ron Sexsmith and Gordon Lightfoot. Moon's famous YouTube cover of Rush's Subdivisions went viral in 2009 and has earned him many fans around the world.
Musical careerJacob Moon grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo and graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) with a B.A. (hon.) in music. In the early years he taught guitar lessons while pursuing his career in music. His touring schedule took off after the 2002 release of independently produced Landing. His concert dates have taken him across Canada and the United States. Although he does sometimes perform with a full band, Moon is known primarily as a solo artist, and his live performances feature extended use of Live looping. Moon has opened for other artists such as Martyn Joseph, David Wilcox, Steve Bell and Jodi King, and he has also toured with the Mike Janzen Trio. He played as a session guitarist on several Ken Baird's albums. He is also credited with the choir arrangement on Bethany Yarrow's 2003 album Rock Island. Jacob Moon is a member of the Songwriters Unite! songwriters' collective. He has won and been nominated for several prestigious music industry awards as both a performer and as a songwriter.
When Rush was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2010, they asked Moon to perform his version of "Subdivisions" at the ceremony, after noticing him through a viral online video of him playing the song. He was asked to sing at the 2010 Rush convention and at the premiere screening of "Beyond the Lighted Stage" at Princess Cinemas in Waterloo on July 2, 2010.
In November 2013, Moon released a new collection of covers entitled 'Fascination' containing works by Rush, Yes, Marillion, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Keane, Tom Waits and two original songs never before recorded. Also in November 2013, he toured Europe opening for Marillion in UK, France, Netherlands and Germany. http://www.marillion.com/tour
Albums/CDsJacob's music is distributed through CDBaby and iTunes, except for his first album which is no longer in print. His albums since Landing (2002) have Canadian distribution through Signpost Music.
Songs in other projects
Awards and recognition;GMA Canada Covenant Awards
;[https://web.archive.org/web/20080704102519/http://www.hamiltonmusicawards.com/music_2005winners.html Hamilton Music Awards]
;Shai Awards (formerly The Vibe Awards)
;[http://www.torontoima.com Toronto Independent Music Awards]
;[http://www.unisong.com Unisong International Song Contest]
;[https://web.archive.org/web/20071030024328/http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/pdf/May07.pdf West Coast Songwriters Song Contest]