Gary Moore

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For the former TV host, see Garry Moore.

Gary Moore (b. April 4, 1952 Robert William Gary Moore) in Belfast, Northern Ireland is acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists to have originated from Ireland or Britain. In a career dating back to the 1960s he has played with bands including Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II and Skid Row as well as having a successful solo career.

Gary started performing from a young age and got his first good guitar at the age of 14. In a career lasting over 30 years he has demonstrated that he is a fine musician and his unique style of playing has adapted to very different music genres.


Skid Row

In 1970 he formed the group Skid Row with Noel Bridgeman and Brendan (Brush) Shiels. The music was eclectic covering a wide range including jazz, rock and blues. It was with this group that he earned himself a reputation in the music business and his association with Philip Lynott began.


  • Skid Row
  • 34 Hours

Colosseum II

This band featured Don Airey, John Mole, Jon Hiseman and Gary Moore.


  • Strange New Flesh
  • Electric Savage
  • War Dance

Thin Lizzy

Gary played in Thin Lizzy for several periods and worked with Phil Lynott subsequently in his solo career.


Solo career

In 1973 he released his first solo album as the Gary Moore Band. In 1979 his solo career started again with help from Phil Lynott, the combination of Gary's blues based guitar and Phil's voice produced "Parisenne Walkways" which reached the UK Top Ten in April 1979. After a series of powerful rock records Gary returned to blues music with Still Got the Blues, with contributions from B. B. King, Albert King and Albert Collins the album was well received by fans and a huge success. Gary stook to the blues format until 1997 when he decided to experiment with modern dance beats in Dark Days In Paradise, this left many fans confused not to mention the music press. Back to the Blues saw Gary return to the tried and tested blues format.



  • Parisienne Walkways
  • Out in the Fields
  • Empty Rooms
  • Still Got the Blues


Formed in 1994 the group comprised Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker (both ex. Cream). The made a single album of solid blues.


  • Around The Next Dream


Formed in 2002 Scars is the eponymous album released on September 2, 2002. The band are Gary Moore (Vocal/Guitar), Cass Lewis (Bass/Backing Vocals) and Darrin Mooney (Drums).


External links

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