Come to Daddy!
Recording artist Tom Moran — aka Daddy Rocker — will rock Downtown Brooklyn at a special free performance at Brooklyn Borough Hall’s Outdoor Summer Plaza Concert on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at noon.
Presented by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, this 30-minute concert will give New Yorkers the chance to see a rising star deliver his inspirational brand of rock and country music.
Believe it or not, Moran was born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn. His latest album Ain’t Gonna Give Up marks an entirely new direction for him and his career as a country and rock recording artist. Moran is a gifted lyricist and vocalist whose talents have been compared to Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen.
His first album, Starting Over, was a tribute to the power of sobriety and second chances. Songs such as, “I Would Drink,” “Starting Over,” and “Into The Sun,” reflect on Tom’s life experiences.
Born to an alcoholic father, Moran took to drinking at an early age. This initial casual drinking would turn into an all out addiction that consumed his life. Determined not to go down the same road as his father did, Moran sought help through a recovery program. Moran aka Daddy Rocker has been clean and sober now for over 21 years and he has a master’s degree from Brooklyn College. He has also been a public school teacher for more than 14 years.
Tom’s inspirations are his son Jonathan and his father-in-law Dr. John, who is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Tom’s life experiences and recovery from addiction have given him the ability to create music that is deeply personal with a universal appeal.