Soul crooner Quentin “Q” Moore will perform in Killeen this weekend as part of a tour for his latest album.
Moore takes the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Crescent Lounge to promote “You Forgot Your Heart,” which was released Aug. 16.
Moore, like many performers, got his start as a singer and musician at church, establishing the roots of his later music in gospel.
As a teenager, Moore was a member of the drumline at Lyndon B. Johnson High School.
He discovered the sounds of classic soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, The Isley Brothers and Marvin Gaye at home.
Each of these artists helped grow his love of music, Moore said.
“I would say that my style is vintage Soul,” Moore said.
“I’ve been compared to artists from Bilal and Musiq Soulchild, to Sam Cook and James Brown. While I accept that as a very high compliment, I don’t try and emulate them. I just let Q come through the music.”
Moore’s current style encompasses a number of musical genres, while staying true to the music that inspired him while growing up.
“I use a lot of neo-soul chord progressions in my music, so I’d probably be classified as an R&B or neo-soul artist,” Moore said. “But I do touch other styles like Jazz, Rock and Blues. You can be assured, though, Soul is always at the core of my music.”