Sean Moore (musician)

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Sean Anthony Moore
Sean Moore 2014.jpg
Moore performing with Manic Street Preachers in 2014
Background information
Birth nameSean Anthony Moore
Also known asMagic Morro
Born (1968-07-30) 30 July 1968 (age 51)
OriginPontypool, Wales
GenresAlternative rock, hard rock, post-punk, punk rock, glam punk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, trumpet, keyboards, programming, guitar
Years active1986–present
Associated actsManic Street Preachers

Sean Anthony Moore (born 30 July 1968) is a Welsh musician, who is the drummer and percussionist and occasional trumpet player of the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born on 30 July 1968 in Pontypool, Torfaen, he attended Oakdale Comprehensive near Blackwood with his cousin James Dean Bradfield, and other future band members Nicky Wire and Richey Edwards.[2]

Roles in the band[edit]

To quote the Manic Street Preachers biography by Simon Price 'Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers)', "Sean Moore is quite possibly the only person in rock who doesn't take the Manics seriously". He is the quietest of the Manics, but according to his bandmates their "musical driving force". In their early days, he was often mistaken for a girl due to his long hair, naturally effeminate features (as opposed to Nicky Wire and Richey Edwards' arguably more forced androgynism) and small stature.[2] He is the only current member of the Manic Street Preachers who has not released a solo album.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Moore has been married to Rhian since 2000 and they have 3 children. Sean is an only child. His cousin is James Dean Bradfield.[2]

Driving And football[edit]

Moore also has a strong interest in motoring, and set the 22nd fastest lap time around the Nürburgring, Germany, in an Audi RS 4 in 8 minutes 25 seconds. Manics singer James Dean Bradfield mentioned this before playing "Motown Junk" as part of the annual Rock am Ring festival at the track. Moore is a fan of Michael Schumacher.[4]

Sean supports Liverpool Football Club and was present when Liverpool won the first FA Cup Final to be held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff in May 2001.[4]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Manic Street Preachers". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press.
  3. ^ Price, Simon (30 March 2008). "R.E.M. Royal Albert Hall, London". The Independent. London. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  4. ^ a b Price 1999.