Frank Moyo is a slow player in a fast world. The Canadian-Italian singer, songwriter and guitarist serenades like a busking bard of the 21st century. His Waves EP and singles “OK Dolce” and “West End” have already cultivated a reputation for Moyo in his hometown. But describing the singer as a suave, smooth and sultry voice with soft hands on the strings is too simple. Discussing feeling with the artist is more candid. “I want people to be able to imagine they are on a beach in Italy when listening to my music,” he says. But while one track might take you to the beach, “another may take you into a car going 180 miles per hour.”
Growing up in Toronto Moyo first learned chords as a child, picking up what he could from family, friends and later the live shows he could get into. It wasn’t long until his bandmates and him were sneaking into their own performances. With a taste that meanders from Motown to James Brown and Isaac Hayes to Italian icons like Lucio Dalla and Toto Cutugno, Moyo’s sound is hard to pin down. The folk-informed rhythms that Moyo employs on tracks like “OK Dolce” mingle with pop sensibilities and the laws of ancient attraction that seem as rooted in Greek mythology as they do Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”.
Name: Frank Moyo
Genre: Alternative Jazz Soul, Folk Singer songwriter
# of Albums: 1 EP and 7 singles
Latest Release: Bedside Love Song
Latest Single: Bedside Love Song
Latest Video: House in LA
Favourite band as a teenager: Coldplay and The Kooks
Favourite band now: Coldplay
Guilty Pleasure Song: Sunrise – Simply Red
Live Show Ritual: No shoes
Favourite local artist: Peirson Ross
EP or LP? EP
Early bird or night owl? early bird
Road or studio? studio
Any shows or albums coming up? (What do you currently want to promote?)
Possibly an album in 2022!
Rapid Fire Qs on Toronto
Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?
SNEAKY DEES NACHOS
Queen or College St?
Trinity Bellwoods, High Park, Riverdale, Kew Gardens, or other?
Swiss Chalet or Roti?
Love me that quarter chicken from Swiss Chalet!
Where can we follow you?
@frankmoyomusic on all platforms
Favourite local Restaurant: