Concert Reviews

I want MOORE!! | Concert Review

I wrote this concert review after seeing Gary Moore live for the first time, and meeting him at a press conference in 2008. It was published in the most important music magazine in Romania – Sunete. My deepest regret is that in 2010, while Gary was in Presov for a concert, I wasn’t able to give him a translated copy of this review. My only consolation is the fact that he knew for sure how much he was loved by his fans.


Gary Moore Concert Review

14th of June 2008, Alsoors, Hungary

I’m a BIG Gary Moore fan ever since I was 13. He simply became my idol. I bought all his albums; I listened to his music in the morning, in the evening, late at night. Anytime, all the time! Gary Moore

Gary Moore is an Irish blues-rock guitarist, with a career of over 40 years, continuing to amaze and surprise me, musically, by everything he does. No matter which period of his career we look at, anytime, anywhere, and with whomever he played and collaborated with, Gary did it with a lot of intuition, professionally. He was part of the legendary rock band Thin Lizzy, he played jazz-rock in Colosseum II, but Gary Moore became notorious for his solo career, Continue reading

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Gary Moore Interview

 This is the transcript of a press conference interview held in Alsóörs, Hungary, where Gary Moore was interviewed by a room full of journalists. I, being the huge Gary Moore fan I am & will always be – was lucky enough to be there and ask him a question of my own.  14.06.2008


Q: You started studying piano. What was the reason why you left piano?

Gary Moore: (laughs) ‘Cose I was shit. I couldn’t play piano. Terrible. I was the worst pupil. I didn’t like reading music so I failed very quickly.

Q: Do you consider yourself to be a soloist or you consider yourself to be a member of a band, which is characterized by your own attitude, musical attitude?

Gary Moore: You can’t be very much on our own so, I always have a band. I can’t play alone so I always have to have a band, but it’s my music.

Q: “Still Got the Blues” it’s a kind of rock icon that’s been played by all of the guitar players in the world. What did Peter Green mean to you, whom did you dedicate this album to?

Gary Moore: It wasn’t for Peter Green, that’s a different album. (Journalists give the right answers.) You know best. You’re the experts.

Q: In the middle of the 70’s John Hiseman reformed Colloseum and invited you as the guitar player in the band.  Was it a challenge for you to play in a jazz-rock band?

Gary Moore: Ya, it was. The whole point of that was that I wanted to play with the best musicians and challenge myself musically.

Q: At the end of the 70’s you joined Thin Lizzy.

Gary Moore: Ya, three times. Continue reading