Morecambe's More Music founder to leave after 25 years

A legend of Morecambe's music scene will bow out from his '˜baby' after 25 years.

Friday, 6th October 2017, 11:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 2:10 am
Pete Moser.

Pete Moser has announced he will step down as artistic director of More Music in early 2018.

Mr Moser founded the West End-based community music organisation and has been at the heart of Morecambe music-making for a quarter of a century.

The renowned composer and performer is also known as the ‘fastest one-man band in the world’, has run acclaimed music projects in China, Hong Kong and Brazil, and has been a driving force behind Morecambe festivals including the annual Catch the Wind kite event and the West End festival.

“I need a change in my life and need to spend less time running a business and spend more time as a musician,” said Mr Moser.

“It’s been my baby so passing it on and letting go of it is quite difficult. It will be like leaving a family.”

Mr Moser’s wife Kathryn MacDonald, development director at More Music, will be staying on at the Devonshire Road-based group.

They have worked together at More Music since 1996 and the couple live in Morecambe.

Mr Moser’s job has been advertised and he said: “It will bring a whole set of new energy into the organisation and a new way of thinking.

“For me personally it’s the right time for a shift in focus, an opportunity to change the rhythm of my life.”

Mr Moser will continue with More Music projects including this weekend’s West End Weekend in Morecambe and a 24 Hour Music Party in Lancaster as part of the Lancaster Music Festival on October 13 and 14.

He expects to leave the organisation in March 2018.

Look out for a major feature on Mr Moser’s 25 years at More Music coming soon.