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Des de Moor
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Chanson and general articles
  • Critical analysis of Des's song 'Diamonds on the Dam' by Gerdi Quist and Anne-Mie Wouters, from Amsterdam Represented, a cultural studies resource on the website of the University of London Department of Dutch, 2005
  • Summary of paper by academic Chris Tinker discussing Des's Brel translations and media appearances, French Cultural Studies, June 2005
  • Interview and brief performance extracts on the subject of Jacques Brel, 20th Century Troubadour, BBC Radio 4, 17 July 2003
  • Review of Des at the English chanson season at the Drill Hall, The Stage, 3 April 2003
  • Extensive interview by Anna Maria Stjärnell, Luna Kafé ezine, 16 February 2003
  • Radio interview on Jackie Clune's show, BBC London, January 2003
  • Letter to The Guardian: there is such a thing as English chanson! Complete text, 6 November 2002
  • 'The Euro vision'. Sandra Lawrence writes on British chanson and cabaret, including interview with Des, The Stage, 27 June 2002
  • 9x2 reviews, relevant extracts from reviews of this English chanson compilation, March 2002 onwards.
  • 'La chanson des vieux amants'. An extract from Des's translation, 'The song of old lovers', featured in a dossier about this song in Jef, journal of the Fondation Internationale Jacques Brel, October 2000.
  • Singing in the Wilderness, Radio 4 series about English political songwriters presented by Tom Robinson and featuring interviews with Des, 20 April - 4 May 2000
  • 'Anything from bards to verse', Des interviewed by Nick Eisen about Pirate Jenny's and the relationship between poetry and song in Highbury and Islington Express, 30 April 1999
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Darkness and Disgrace
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  • Review of Darkness and Disgrace live show by Fred Redwood, Newbury Weekly News, 24 June 2005.
  • Customer Review by Adam Dean of the Darkness and Disgrace album, amazon.co.uk, 21 June 2005.
  • Interview by Heather M on Darkness and Disgrace, Speed of Life Bowie fan website, June 2005.
  • Review by Alan Clayson of the Darkness and Disgrace album, Record Collector September 2004.
  • Review by Clive Davis of album launch gig, The Times (London), 29 December 2003.
  • Interview/chat, Sadie Nine show, BBC London (radio), 15 December 2003. Des and Russell joined Sadie to talk about the Darkness and Disgrace album and the launch gig at the Retro Bar, and played two tracks from the album.
  • 'Darkness and Disgrace Bowienet night'. Total BlamBlam reports for official David Bowie website BowieNet, 19 February 2003, including audience reviews.
  • Review by Aline Waites, Ham&High, 14 February 2003.
  • Review by Julia Hickman, Theatreworld ezine, 11 February 2003.
  • Radio interview with Des, and Russell Churney, Adam Longworth's show, Xfm radio, 9 February 2003.
  • Review by Rachel Foster, Camden New Journal, 6 February 2003.
  • 'Darkness and Disgrace is Back'. Total BlamBlam reports for official David Bowie website BowieNet, 9 December 2002.
  • Review by Rob Adams, The Herald (Glasgow), 21 August 2001
  • Review by Neil Ingram, EdinburghGuide.com, 16 August 2001
  • 'Such a humble man'. Marcus Reeves interviews Des and Russell on the show and more for Reeves Corner and Teenage Wildlife, March 2001.
  • Review by Clive Davis, The Times (London), 30 January 2001.
  • Review by Joe McCallum, What's On In London, 24 January 2001.
  • 'Singing Old Songs We Loved'. Report by European correspondent Total Blam Blam and review by Dick Mac on official Bowie website Bowienet, 23 January 2001.
  • Review by Marcus Reeves on fan website Little Wonderworld, 21 January 2001.
  • Review in Highbury & Islington Express, 19 January 2001.
  • Interview: Des and Russell talk to Amy Lamé on BBC London Live Radio, 14 August 2001
  • 'Fan to flesh out the life of the Thin White Duke'. Piers Eady interviews Des in the Highbury & Islington Express, 2 January 2001.
  • Review by Lisa Martland in The Stage, 27 April 2000.
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Water of Europe
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  • Review, Luxembourgeois ezine Woxx, May 2001
  • Review by Dann Chinn, Misfit City, December 2000
  • Review alongside Barb Jungr's Chanson The Space In Between by Dave Laing, Musician, December 2000
  • Short review, fRoots, October 2000
  • Short review, Gay Times, August 2000
  • Review by Alan Clayson, Rock and Reel 34, Spring 2000
  • Review by Mike Parker, Morning Star, 30 October 1999
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 Press cuttings
Chanson and general
Interviews, features and news items about my musical work generally, English chanson and Pirate Jenny's club
Darkness and Disgrace
Reviews, interviews and reports on the topic of the David Bowie show
Water of Europe
Reviews of my 1999 album


 Other useful pages
About me for an introduction to my current performing and composing work
Biography/Chronology for detailed information about my career so far
Discography for details of all my recordings
Gigs to find out where to see me perform
Pirate Jenny for more about my musical cabaret and chanson club
MP3 Downloads for some samples of my work
Lyrics to view my work in verbal form