Johnny Brenda's Presents


Jesse Hale Moore, The Extraordinaires

Ages 21+
Oldermost with Jesse Hale Moore & The Extraordinaires at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - The Extraordinaires
  • 10PM - Jesse Hale Moore
  • 11PM - Oldermost


Oldermost is a rock and roll band from Philadelphia. They've built a decade-long reputation of creating warm, inviting experiences for listeners through elaborate studio records. They inhabit a sonic landscape that is both nostalgic and fresh. On their latest EP No Time they take a different approach capturing the live in-studio energy of a good band on a good day.


Jesse Hale Moore is a classically trained singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia. Inspired by artists ranging from Randy Newman to Sade, Moore aims for a sound that blends traditions of American folk, pop, and soul. His debut album, Green End, represents a period of emotional and musical growth featuring piano driven ballads and soulful vocal performances. As a guest on World Cafe Live Talia Schlanger described Moore’s sound as a blend of, “heartbreaking falsetto and honeyed R&B”. Jesse is currently working on a new batch of music with the help of Philadelphia veterans Todd Erk (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Jaron Olevsky (Amos Lee), and engineer Nick Krill (The Spinto Band, The War on Drugs)."


The Extraordinaires are a theatrical rock trio with a rotating lineup of Philadelphia musicians, taking cues from The Kinks, Cake and Harry Nilsson. Touring extensively throughout the US and abroad they could be seen with the likes of the Man Man, the Dirty Projectors and Golgol Bordello, and have received airplay on NPR’s All Songs Considered as well as a special feature on NPR’s Morning Edition during the run of their original staged musical ‘Ribbons of War’.

After a five year hiatus the band has reformed to release their latest batch of recordings with the ’Home Sweet Home EP’, and have been invited to perform the titular song at The Franklin Institute’s Joel N. Bloom Observatory in early March 2020 as part of their bid for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest top prize. Currently in the studio, they are poised and ready for a follow-up EP this spring.

Jesse Hale Moore
Jesse Hale Moore
Jesse Hale Moore was born and raised on Aquidneck Island, RI. Moore grew up surrounded by music in a family where everybody could sing and play an instrument. It wasn't uncommon for family gatherings to turn into jam sessions with guitars, mandolins, and many voices singing in harmony to a repertoire consisting primarily of American Folk standards. Through his adolescence Moore studied piano and voice and was always making music of his own. Artists like Ben Folds and Elton John inspired his earliest songs written in high school, a time when he'd host moody nights of candle-lit musical performances in the living room of his parent's home.

For the last ten years Moore has been living in Philadelphia where he has cultivated his sound as a singer/songwriter. Early piano/vocal demos caught the attention of friend and fellow musician David Hartley, of Nightlands/The War On Drugs, who encouraged him to record the songs in studio. With the help of Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records and with Hartley producing Jesse was able to record his first two singles "Every Time" and "Holding A Sign" which came out in the Fall of 2015. The following year was spent playing shows in Philadelphia and New York while recording new music. His self produced debut album, Green End, is named for the Avenue his grandparent's home was on, a house he spent a lot of time in as a child.

Moore is inspired by the textures and space at play in music by artists like Sade and Rhye and he aims for a sound that stands the test of time. Other influences include Hall and Oates, Carole King, Roberta Flack, and Beck. His first album is an intimate introduction to an artist who is ready to carve out a space of his own within the world of classic American songwriters.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125