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Special Edition Tribute to a great Master GARY MOORE revistalamaga.com
Glosary JOAN SINGLA EXTRANY “GARY MOORE YOU ARE IN HEAVEN” PATRICIA MOORE Little sister of Gary Moore “Gary was so natural, the guitar was an extension of his heart, body, mind and soul. Gary Moore. The best!” NEIL CARTER (Musician) -Gilbert O’Sullivan -With Wild Horses -UFO -Gary Moore “I’m proud to have been part of this musical era with Gary Moore” DARREN MEIN Friend and personal escort of Gary Moore “Mr. Gary Moore was my boss, my friend” BILLY MERZIOTIS Singing guitarist and composer Band tribute to GARY MOORE- GREECE “Not only was he one of the most skilled guitarists, he also wrote some of the most beautiful songs of all time and the tone of his Gibson les Paul guitar unique and unequaled” DEBBY MOORE MORGAN Guitarist and singer of The Nessie Scream Gary Moore Tribute Band “In 2008, I went to Montreux for the jazz festival and got my GM Paul signed by Gary. There’s no need to say I’m going to be buried with that guitar! “ LUCA BORGIA BACK FRONT ITALY GARY MOORE TRIBUTE BAND “Every time we interpret their themes we feel alive, it is a strange emotion and we feel more and more inside” “H” Bass and Singer FROM DIZZY LIZZY THIN LIZZY TRIBUTE BAND It was an honor that Philomena Lynnot told me: “You are the closest, playing the music of my son” TONY BAENA “La (Ex-guitar of GARY MOORE BAND SPAIN-MANZANO) “Gary’s guitar was directly connected to his spirit, it was pure instinct” TONY HERNANDO LORDS OF BLACK GUITARIST Gary Moore will always be present in me! OSCAR SANCHO SINGER OF LUJURIA “GARY MOORE, THE GENIUS OF THE GUITAR THAT DID NOT WANT TO EXIT THE LAMP” HELEN L NEELEY Admirer “I will not give up until this monument to Gary Moore in Brighton” We could recall that mythical Pilar Miró movie, “Gary Cooper, you’re in the skies ...”, because Gary Cooper became fa- mous, also, for another North American film titled “Only before the danger”, and Gary Moore was one of the few Guita- rists who could stand alone, in a stage like the Palace of Sports of Barcelona, with the only sound of his guitar, filling up the whole pavilion and hearts of all their attendants. So, I was fortunate enough to be able to live it in person, when I was still edi- tor-in-chief of the charismatic maga- zine Popular 1, in the mid-1980s, and I went to cover this concert by an old acquaintance for me ... And it is that my first real contact with Gary, still fan-level, was in the mid-se- venties, when he was part of the ja- zz-rock quartet Colosseum II, with Don Airey, now Deep Purple, on keyboards, and the greatest Drummer Jon Hise- man. Curiously, they did some concerts in Spain and I was stunned by the quality of that young Irish guitarist, who quic- kly pointed out in my agenda. From then on, I continued his entire ca- reer with devotion. Gary, who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 4, 1952, had formed in his early youth a local band called Skid Row (nothing to do with the Americans) with his great friend Phil Lynott. After some albums, Moore was already committed to conti- nue his solo career and recorded a first album, “Grinding Stone” in 1973, as Gary Moore Band, a true melting pot of styles, from symphonic to hard rock or blues. The momentous loss of Brian Robertson, in Thin Lizzy, took him to turn with the already famous band of his friend Lyno- tt and to record that sensational album Joan Singla Joan Singla GARY MOORE, WHO ARE IN THE SKIES ... “Black Rose: A Rock Legend” (another one of my favorites), that would cata- pult him to resume his Solo career Although before would happen to Los Angeles to found his exalted G-Force, and to be also about to become part of the band of Ozzy Osbourne. That was when I met him again at the Reading Festival in 1981. Gary was part of Greg Lake’s new band from Emerson Lake & Palmer, with whom he recorded two albums. His performance was the best of the whole festival. Gary left us on the verge of ecstasy with his bendings, his lega- tes, his solos, his riffs ...his legates, his solos, his riffs ... A real “Nuclear Attack” of guitar. At the end of the concert, I was fortunate to be able to congratu- late him and he, as usual, was so shy and downcast. The metal was more in vogue than ever and Moore went for it. And it is necessary to emphasize that, with his sublime technique, Gary was able to touch any style that put him ahead. Always with an infinite feeling. And soon he became a Guitar Hero as God commands. Previously, he had already had a great success with his ballad “Parisienne Walkways”, which would play until his last concert, always with that incredi- ble harmonic that seemed to touch the sky. Albums like “Victims of The Future” or “Run for Cover” took him back to his most ancient Irish roots to create one of his masterpieces: “Wild Frontier”. Mix of powerful hard rock and pieces of Celtic music of the highest quality. That was the turning point for Gary, who, already fed up with such a metal frenzy, decided to return to his roots, to the blues of Peter Green (from the very first Fleetwood Mac, who sold him his first 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar), and rode A band with their old friends: Don Airey keyboards, Brian Downey (from Thin Lizzy) drums, and Bob Daisley ex Rainbow to bass, and recorded the very successful “Still Got The Blues” in the late 80’s. At that stage I did a few, very interes- ting, interviews about his change of musical “mood”. Curiously, there we “split” a bit, becau- se I was the director of Metal Hammer magazine for almost thirty years, and Gary was almost exclusively dedicated to the blues in all this time, only retur- ning to hard rock on tour just at the end of his career, months before he died in our Estepona, Malaga, on February 6, 2011. I would just like to highlight a few things about Gary Moore, very personally. First of all, I would like to recommend a few of his albums that may not be known to the public and seem essen- tial to me: his collaboration with Cozy Powell in “Over The Top”, “Rockin ‘Every Night - Live In Japan”, With a final ins- trumental dedicated to Randy Rhoads amazing, and the album “Corridors Of Power”, which demonstrated once and for all that Gary was, also, a great sin- ger. Also, the jewel “Dark Days in Paradise”, of the middle of the ‘90, an original disc where there are. Finally, the discs that recorded next to Jack Bruce and Gin- ger Baker, reminiscing to the mythical Cream, three decades later. Gary Moore is, and I say is because, thank God, we can continue to listen to his music and is still present in my life, one of the ten best rock guitarists would just like to highlight a few things about Gary Moore, very personally. First, I would like to recommend a few of his albums that may not be known to the public and seem essential to me: his collaboration with Cozy Powell in “Over the Top”, “Rockin ‘Every Night - Live in Japan”, With a final instrumental dedi- cated to Randy Rhoads amazing, and the album “Corridors of Power”, which demonstrated once and for all that Gary was, also, a great singer. Also, the jewel “Dark Days in Paradise”, of the middle of the ‘90, an original disc where there are. Finally, the discs that recorded next to Jack Bruce and Gin- ger Baker, reminiscing to the mythical Cream, three decades later. Gary Moore is, and I say it’s because, thank God, we can continue to listen to his music and is still present in my life, one of the ten best rock and blues gui- tarists of all time. His taste, his technique, his composi- tions, and his attitude on stage, endorse him. Your riffs will always be with us ... Joan Singla Estrany https://www.facebook.com/joan.sin- glaestrany Patricia Moore Gary Family, Musicians and Friends.. Patricia is Gary Moore’s younger sister. “Gary was so natural, the guitar was an extension of his heart, body, mind and soul. Gary Moore. The best!” When I was a small child, it was never a big deal to me that I was the youngest sister of one of the greatest guitarists the world had ever seen. Or was to ever see! Gary was already making a big name for himself way be- fore I was born. Skid Row in the late 60’s , then Thin Lizzy, Colosseum 2, he spent his whole life working, practicing, crea- ting, and to me, he was just my eldest brother who I didn’t see much of, be- cause he was off being a rock star. Ha. It only hit me, how amazing and what an amazing star he was, when at the age of 8, I was allowed to go to my first gig, G Force at the Colston Hall in Bris- tol. From then on on, I guess I was as star struck as any of his fans. And I was so so proud when my brother walked around holding my hand, whi- le signing autographs after the gig. He was my hero. He is still! I was very fortunate to have been born into such an amazing family. Over the years, I went to numerous gigs, where he played with some of the most wonderful musicians, my favourite be- ing his great friend and multi-talented Neil Carter. Also, getting to meet the likes of Don Airey, Brian Downey, and at thirteen I was blown away to have a day with the beautiful Phil Lynott. That day changed my life. I also lo- ved talking to Jonathan Noyce and Cas Lewis when he did the Scars album. Lo- vely guys and great performers. I had always looked up to Gary, and my other brother Cliff Moore, who is a very talented musician and one of the most intelligent men on the planet(yes), and was determined to be a successful sin- ger. I could strum the guitar, and our house was always full of music. My Mother encouraged us all. My sis- ters, Michelle and Maggie, have lovely voices too, but they never had the ego I did. Ha. I digress! We as a family, full of love were so proud of Gary’s achieve- ments. He was just such a natural, the guitar an extention of his heart, body, mind and soul. Gary Moore. The very best! On the 6th of February, 2011, was a day to change our lives forever, ( my poor elderly Mother, looked after mainly by my sisters, and my estranged Father in Belfast) losing thier boy, thier famous genius son knocked them for six, no one should out live thier child! We were all devastated and really couldn’t believe it. Still can’t sometimes. So, as it comes up to the sixth anniver- sary of his premature passing, it is ne- ver an easy time of year. Not just for my family, but for the whole world of music lovers who too lost thier idol. Thier inspiration. Thier guitar hero. I am totally humbled at how many memorial gigs take place each year, all over the world, and it is wonderful to be involved with some of these events. There is a whole amazing community of Gary Moore fans, in every corner of the globe. I just want to thank them all for firstly, having great taste in music, and kee- ping the fire burning, keeping my ama- zing bother’s memory alive. It means so much to me and I am sure both my parents who we lost in 2015 (back with their boy I feel!) will be happy knowing that he’ll NEVER be forgotten. To commemorate Gary’s birthday, which is the 4th of April, we will be having the second Gathering for Gary Moore in Brighton, England on 1st April 2017. Please attend if you can. It will be a great night. And ironically, our Mother passed away on this day in 2015. So, it will also be a ‘thankyou” gig to her, Winnie, who gave birth to the most amazing brother, guitarist, lyricist, rock/ blues star, my friend always. Robert William Gary Moore. Still my all-ti- me Hero. Gary... Wherever you are...I’m Always Gonna Love You. Regards, Patricia Moore. Neil Carter (Musician) (Gilbert O´Sullivan-With Wild Horses -UFO -Gary Moore) “I’m proud to have been part of this musical era with Gary Moore” RA-Neil will have asked you a thou- sand times, but it’s been 34 years since you started a side trip with Gary Moore. From the mountain where you see the passage of time, what memories re- main of that distant 1983? NC-That the music we recorded is still loved by so many people today and if I think of a “gift” that Gary and I gave the world, I guess it has to be “Empty Rooms”. I’m very proud of that. I’m also proud to have been part of this musical era with Gary. RA-In 1985 when you arrived in Bar- celona, Spain for the first time had the honor of interviewing Gary Moore, but I had a great disappointment was the moment of “No photos”. He was a ge- nius, evidently and you always recog- nized him “Well sometimes it just is not possible to fit everything, so I guess it was just one of those occasions. RA-Neil has shared with countless mu- sicians of your same level, tell me about a particular musician who would like Moore madly and that his death affect him as much as you and his family. NC-Your 2009/10 bands were very up- set because they left us so soon ... and I know everyone was deeply affected. Jack Bruce also came to the funeral and was obviously very sad. RA- Who was your great friend? NC-Phil Lynott was a recurring presence in his life and I guess he was as close to Gary as a person could be. I told myself as a friend, although we spent a long time without seeing us ... It was good to reconnect when his chil- dren came to the school where I taught. RA- Did Gary like sports? And in that case if it was a team, which one? NC-“I do not remember Gary supporting a team or interested. RA-Of the records, you worked with Gary, which one were you most satisfied with?” “Wild Frontier, but it was the least of them. After the War was more of a band effort. RA-Gary was what most excited him. NC-Literally play the guitar, any song, and any style did it well!!! But he really enjoyed playing blues, obviously! RA- Allow a musician to play a song that already belongs to the public. Are you bored of playing Empty Rooms or Parisienne Walkways? NC-“Not at all, those are the songs that make your career so great, so they should be appreciated instead of being bored. RA-Although there are innumerable concerts in your life, I would like you to remember types of concerts, good and bad ... NC- One that was a disaster ...? I can honestly say that I was never in a di- sastrous gig with Gary ... rather with UFO that yes!! RA- You remember with more public assistance NC-90,000 people with QUEEN in Ger- many. Amazing experience! RA- And another that for you was the concert of your life NC-My favorite concerts were the three that we played with Queen in 1986. It was for me a dream come true since they were my favorite band. We were also very well at that time ... very posi- tive memories. RA- The most inhospitable and incredi- ble place to remember? NC-Inhospitable, hmmm ... well we did a ‘club’ tour in the USA. In 1987 and some of those clubs were horrible ... amazing contrast after playing years later at the Madison Square Garden with UFO, which was quite iconic. RA-You remember the concerts of Spain you remember some detail NC-We did an outdoor concert with Ba- ron Rojo in Madrid and yes, I remem- ber correctly was great. ¡I have a special place in my heart for Spain ... and now I live there! RA-Fuck!! I did not know, we will skip the locality so that fans do not scare you ... NC-Ha-ha I tell you without problem, but better to obviate, ha-ha RA- Six years have passed since his dea- th which is the best memory you have for the future of the last concerts you did together. NC-We did an amazing show in Bucha- rest on that last tour and everything really came together to make it great. For me it was reconnecting with the fans and the people of the past, since I never imagined that I would do that again. RA-Finally, I would like to send a mes- sage to all the readers of the magazine METAL HAMMER Spain and MAGAZINE Argentina NC-Thanks to all who loved our mu- sic and keep alive the memory of Gary Moore. Greetings to All!! + Info Http://www.neilcarter.org/ Ricard Altadill Metal Hammer España Maga Zine Argentina- Darren Mein Friend and personal escort of Gary Moore “Mr. Gary Moore was my boss, my friend” RA- Darren what was your role with Gary Moore? DARREN - I was in charge of global se- curity and P.A., I traveled with him to the concerts, I did it for 17 years. RA-I understand that they were joined by many other things ... DARREN: I live in the same town as Gary’s family, Weston-Super-Mare, but I was not aware of that fact until I had alre- ady been working with Gary for some time, so we became close friends, but I never forgot Gary Was my boss and that he was the artist and the star of course I always knew what my site was. RA-Darren, without going into very personal details you can tell me about Gary’s family environment. Darren-Evidently the most important people in his life apart from his parents and siblings were Kerry Moore, Jo ‘Ren- dall-Moore, Saoirse, Jack, Gus and Lily, these last four, their children. RA-I understand that Mr. Harry Shapiro who wrote the authoritative biography of Jack Bruce and the family of Gary Moore are preparing a pleasant surpri- se for everyone. DARREN - Well the authorized person is him and better that no one is going to answer him, but there is a lot of truth in everything in you intuyes, I know that talked with many artists and of course with Graham Lilley his Guitar Tech and production manager for 24 years, it is evident my friend that they are the ar- tistic part and those who speak better of this section. RA- That Gary songs would highlight DARREN - “Always There for You” and especially the version I played at the Montreux Festival 1997, is also fantas- tic “Angel” and especially the version of the concert at the Jimi Live London Hi- ppodrome Https://youtu.be/zSfG95XbTho RA-Returning to the family environ- ment, your son Harrisen has shared several times with Gary’s brother Cliff Moore DARREN - If so, he meets Gary and Cliff for a lifetime, and often comes out of Brighton or London with Gary’s son Gus and sings and plays guitar with Lily’s youngest daughter, Lily. https://youtu.be/wKOGERzy1dM RA- In 2012 in the program of radio The Secret Garden you and your son Harri- sen were present is thus not? DARREN- If I did a retrospective of the career of Gary Moore, with some live acoustic songs by Harrisen in passing, I recommend that readers listen to the program Https://www.mixcloud.com/radiowin- chcombe/gary-moore-special-the-se- cret-garden-9-nov-2012/ Harrisen RA- What is the worst memory DARREN-Logically and unfortunately it was about 6:30 in the morning of the fateful day. My heart broke with a call from a hotel in Estepona. A few hours later 5 a.m., the following day Cliff Moore and I, with broken hearts we went by plane to Ma- laga to start the repatriation procedu- re, it is not necessary to say the pain that we were. Who was going to tell me that where I was going on a small vacation with my parents and right on the same beach where I played and in front of that hotel would my friend Gary Moore die? Gary was a very shy, private man, I miss him very much ... Ricard Altadill Metal Hammer España Maga-Zine Argentina © Tour Party Final with GM & Brian Downey me & Neil Carter on tour in Ukraine GM - Darrin Mooney and John Noyce were at the next table About to board our Private Jet on Tour in Russia 2010 ... Moscow Red Square with my Boss & Very good Friend Mr. GARY MOORE Moscow Red Square with my Boss & Very good Friend Mr. GARY MOORE Japón Gm diciendo adiós a Tommy ... My own soundcheck with GM in Russia ... that I am in the Auditorium Billy Merziotis Singing guitarist and composer Band tribute to GARY MOORE- GREECE “Not only was he one of the most skilled guitarists, he also wrote some of the most beautiful songs of all time and the tone of his Gibson les Paul guitar unique and unequaled” RA-For the few fans of Gary Moore that you are not aware who is Billy Merziotis and tell us about your passion for Gary. BILLY- I was born in Athens, Greece, I am a guitarist, singer and composer. I have been acting for a long time both in Greece and abroad and some of my personal projects have been published in Greek discography. I was always fascinated by the blues, and watching Gary Moore play was the reason I learned to play guitar and ins- pire my style still. He truly is my num- ber 1 favorite artist of all time. What do you feel playing with Gary Moore’s notes? BILLY: What a musician feels can hardly be described in words. It is beyond this world and is almost divine. RA-Were you lucky to see and meet Gary? BILLY - I met Gary in person in Athens, after an impressive performance with his band on 9/13/2008. The photo is from that night, chat with him for a while, from the music, and getting to know him better only made my respect and admiration for the big- ger outside. RA- When did you get the idea of set- ting up a tribute band? BILLY- I’ve been playing Gary’s songs ever since I put my hands on a guitar, since I formed my first band and played in public, and I always looked for it as a guitarist, songwriter and singer. It was after his death That the idea of a tribute was united to honor his memory and his musical heritage. Gary Moore is the most affectionate ar- tist I’ve ever met. He had that unparalleled talent for changing genres of music, from Hard Rock to Blues, and being so successful! Not only was he one of the most skilled guitarists, he also wrote some of the most beautiful songs of all time, inclu- ding the most memorable guitar solos, the tone of his Gibson Les Paul guitar unique and unparalleled. RA: But now you’re projecting some- thing much more serious, are not you? BILLY - My focus right now is a Gary Moore tribute band project with the co- llaboration of members of Gary’s band, Vic Martin - keyboard, Pete Rees - bass and Graham Walker - drums. Along with these exceptional musicians I hope to visit as many European cities as we can. I also lead a Rock & Blues band in Athens, GR. RA- How to maintain his legacy before his disappearance? BILLY-It’s so sad that Gary died so soon, I think he had a lot more to give to the music world. All we can do is try to keep his legacy alive. It will always be one of the great one true star RA: What would you take to a desert island? BILLY-Definitely a les Paul guitar and a Marshall amp! RA- For the readers of the MAGA and Metal Hammer Spain what message you leave us BILLY-I hope to visit Spain, Argentina and Latin America to play soon! I love people, they have a real love for mu- sic and always make a warm audience! Hasta pronto!! Videos de BILLY MERZOTIS Parissiene walkways https://www.youtube.com/wat- ch?v=0gFgOeKIEiw Empty Rooms https://www.youtube.com/wat- ch?v=2EuF5l0I3u4 Still got the blues https://www.youtube.com/wat- ch?v=ijBsQF2nhdY Oh !! pretty woman https://www.youtube.com/wat- ch?v=XsrbWh3zxFs + info https://www.facebook.com/Va- silisMerziotismegavat Ricard Altadill Metal Hammer ESpaña Maga-Zine Argentina © Debby Moore Morgan Guitarrista y cantante de The Nessie Scream Banda tributo a Gary Moore En 2008, fui a Montreux para el festival de jazz y conseguí mi firma de Les Paul GM firmada por Gary. ¡No hay necesidad de decir que voy a ser enterrada con esa gui- tarra! RA-Tell us about you and your band to Spanish-speaking readers who are not yet aware of your existence, who are you? Who is Debby Moore Morgan and who and who joined you to Gary Moore to be your alter ego? DEBBY-I live in Rome and I play guitar since I was 15 years old. I fell in love with the electric guitar when I started to listen to Pink Floyd and the amazing tone of Gilmour. I had some lessons, but I also had very good hearing and I could easily learn to play my favorite songs by listening to the records. As a single child, I could have almost everything I wanted for my grandpa- rents, but I was not a pampered. When I start something new, I put everything in it and that’s what I did with the guitar. I enjoyed blues and all those classic rock bands and guitarists of the ‘70s, but it was 1995, when I first heard of Gary Moore that I realized what I really wanted to do as a guitarist. I thought it was exactly how I should play an electric guitar, with that per- fect balance of feeling and technique, that huge fat tone, with lame taste and the right amount of notes, each with its own meaning. I practiced a lot to get as close as pos- sible to Gary’s performance and as soon as I felt ready, I started looking for a band. I joined some bands, but my dream of paying homage to Gary Moore was not easy to figure out. I was allowed to play only some of his songs, the most popular ones, becau- se the other members of the band did not like Gary Moore as much as me. Meanwhile, I traveled all over Europe to see my hero live trying to capture the secrets of his magical sound. Then, in 2003, I met Max, my husband. He had not been playing drums for over fifteen years and did not know much about Gary Moore. But when I introduced him to his mu- sic, he immediately felt in love and soon began to consider playing together. That’s how, in 2004 we formed the first “brand” of The Nessie Scream, homage to Gary Moore. There was a lot of work to do, but fina- lly my dream came true. RA-When you interpret your themes that you feel DEBBY-When I play Gary’s melodies and solos, I feel very comfortable, it’s like playing something that belongs to me in some way. Although we look very different and never get to know each other deeply, I think my soul and Gary have a lot in common because I know that I feel the same way as him when I play the guitar. RA- In your case the difference is that Gary Moore has reincarnated in woman, in Spain in different reports and publi- cations that I did in Metal Hammer. I talked and talked with many women and how difficult it remains to be a wo- man and succeed in the world of Metal. Is it the same in Italy? DEBBY-Although we are in 2017 and many more girls play guitar and are in high-level rock now, there are still many prejudices. Men sometimes find it hard to admit that a woman can achieve the same re- sults as they do in rock music. I think they fear being deprived of their sexual identity because they see the electric guitar as an extension of their penis. That sounds ridiculous, but this is what really happens sometimes. Even as I am, I am a woman who honors a man, and especially a guitarist like Gary Moore, whose performance has always been considered as very mascu- line and muscular. The truth is that Gary was a man so big and with huge hands that used heavy cords and high action while, I realize that I am almost half his size ... but it seems that despite that I can do a res- pectful homage anyway. In Italy, taxes are much appreciated. The only problem is that most of the time this appreciation goes mainly to how much the singer / guitarist looks like the original artist. The quality of the music comes second. For this reason, I have been denied a concert more than once, because I am a woman, I have a female voice (sorry, I cannot help it) and they do not exactly look like Gary Moore! RA: You had a relationship with him, did you know him? Or was it over time that his idea of tribute DEBBY-During my trips to Europe to see his shows I had some opportunities to meet him, but I hardly spoke to him. The first time I was out of the Astoria in London, in 2005, when I photographed with him. I was on the moon and can be clearly seen in my face! Then, in 2008, I went to Montreux for the jazz festival and got my signature of GM Paul signed by Gary. There’s no need to say I’m going to be buried with that guitar! He was very shy and me too, so any attempt at dialogue was very hard for both of us. I’ll never know + info en: https://www.youtube.com/user/debbymoore https://www.facebook.com/TheNessieScream/ https://youtu.be/qQKdIsqlDgE Luca Borgia BACK FRONT ITALY GARY MOORE TRIBUTE BAND Luca Borgia - Guitar and voice-Gugliemo Fiorio - Battery Dario Scollo - Electric Bass-Marco Stella - Keyboards “Every time we interpret their themes we feel alive, it is a strange emotion and we feel more and more inside” RA- Tell us the Spanish-speaking rea- ders who are still unaware of the exis- tence of BACK FRONT, who are you? And that he joined Gary Moore to be your alter ego. LUCA-First of all, it is a pleasure for us to be here. “Back to Front” is a project born in 2012 of the will of four musi- cians from the suburbs of Turin with the aim of paying homage to the best of Gary Moore, his music. The band has found the natural artistic inspiration becoming the tribute band of this incredible legend of the guitar that is Gary Moore, that swayed during the last 30 years in the international scenes of the music. The band faithfully reflects the view on the 1987 Wild Frontiers Tour and allows the band to copy the unique and emoti- ve sound of Gary. RA- When you interpret the subjects you feel? LUCA: We feel alive. It is a strange emo- tion, that we feel more and more inside. It is the type of music that shakes the soul: the letters, the notes, the chords, the solos. Everything is written to excite and dive on stage or just to enjoy listening to a music player. We feel free, and this is the best feeling you can have when you are playing your instrument. RA: You had a relationship with him, did you personally know him? LUCA-Unfortunately, we never had the opportunity to meet him, but we enjo- yed his music on all his CDs and videos and we probably fell in love with the Stockholm 87 concert, from which I built my own jacket and Gary Moore Charvel and Montreux 1990 concert. We respect and love Gary. He was so advanced in his music and so emotio- nal, with many improvisations live. This is why we rarely run the studio version, but mostly “live” version performances, of which there is no music sheet and this really leads us to appreciate what we wanted to say to people During their incredible concerts. RA-What immediate projects you have with your band BACK FRONT LUCA-We are going to have a tour in Germany, UK and Finland in the next 6 months, apart from our standard live activity in Italy. In April, we were invited for the second year in “The Gathering for Gary,” a memorial concert organized by the worldwide fan club. This is a great achievement for us and for all the effort we put on the stage. We intend to be recognized more and more around the world as Gary Moore’s official homage band, it is quite diffi- cult, but we are working to make this happen. RA-Six years have passed since his dea- th what feeling you have about your le- gacy. LUCA-We feel that Gary is always more appreciated as an artist year after year. Our goal is to even spread your music to all the people who do not know it and the new generation who are far from the fabulous 70/80 / 90s era. RA: What would you choose from Gary Moore if you went to a desert island? LUCA-A guitar and a Marshall. Then I can die happy. RA- For the readers of Argentina, Spain and Latin America in general, what message you send us. LUCA-We would say thanks to all the readers of Spain to South America to support the live music and to listen to the gems of the brilliant music that Gary has left us in the legacy. Please support us on Facebook and our tours and ... always rock in! + info Sitio web: www.backtofront.it Still got the blues (con Patri- cia Moore): https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=7Cdhbq4736o Nuclear Attack https://www.you- tube.com/watch?v=JkIoch2_1K8 The Messiah will come again : ht- tps://www.youtube.com/watch?- v=oWBCEnaXdxQ Over the hills: https://www.youtu- be.com/watch?v=Duhrs2YrObw Correo electrónico: email@example.com Ricard Altadill Metal Hammer España Maga-Zine Argentina © “H” Bassit and Singer from Dizzy Lizzy THIN LIZZY TRIBUTE BAND It was an honor that Philomena Lynnot told me: “You are the closest, playing the music of my son” One of the best band tribute to THIN LI- ZZY in all aspects is DIZZY LIZZY, “H” is their charismatic leader we had an in- terview with him RA-Who joined you to Phil to be your alter ego. ‘H’ - At the time i started ‘Dizzy Lizzy’ I was already in a band signed to the EMI record label. This situation gave me the time & funds to start the project suggested to me by two like - minded, guitarist friends who were also big fans of THIN LIZZY. -Philomena Lynnot said “These guys are closer playing you my son music” obviously, that should be a pride, right? ‘H’ - I met Philomena through the band ‘Dizzy Lizzy’ & have known her a long time, as the band was formed 1994. I know she loves all the bands that tri- bute THIN LIZZY & doesn’t admit to ha- ving a favourite. But to know she appreciates us and considers we are doing a good job, is a source of great satisfaction. Many other people have since shared the same view, but the very first time we met her in London, she told us . . . ‘You’ are the closest, to playing my sons music. Of course, it was a great compliment. RA-When you interpret your themes as you feel ‘H’ - The band works to remain true to the original, not just playing note for note but covering the dynamics of sound and feel, to get close to the heart and spirit of the material and therefore we hope to give our audience an authentic experience. RA-Which Thin Lizzy song do you like more ‘H’ - As the bass player & singer, i don’t feel i can afford to favour any of the songs, as Bass & Vocals are such pro- found factors in most rock music, espe- cially THIN LIZZY. That’s not to take anything away from any of the other instruments that also play a very important part, but they can maybe afford to have favorites. I feel the songs would suffer due to pre- ferences. So the songs & the fans de- serve the best all-round attention, each song relies on the performer to attempt 100% delivery. RA- You had some relationship with him, or it was just the passage of time that your idea came up. ‘H’ - I had never considered lead vocals until fronting ‘Dizzy Lizzy’. Before that i was a reasonably accomplished player on the bass guitar, a skill which i applied to some successful original acts. Most of this came about from learning the basslines of all of ‘Live & Dangerous’ which i achieved just as i was about to leave school. I didn’t just learn the no- tes on the bass, i was influenced by a friend to take note of, phrasing, voicing, accenting & articulation. I dabbled with the music of many other bands such as. .Van Halen, RUSH, Police, AC/DC, Dr Fe- elgood. Etc.! The same friend, who was older & a very accomplished guitarist, took me to see THIN LIZZY in 1979. As i was still at school i was shocked to realize that you could see Rock Stars in real life. Phil saw me & nodded towards me and I froze on the spot! Learning the whole of ‘Live & Dange- rous’ clinched the deal for me as a pla- yer. I hoped even then, way before the advent of tribute bands that one day i would be able to perform the whole al- bum, with like-minded musicians. RA- Vives West Bromwich, you like some sport maybe you are a ‘Baggies’ ‘H’ - From childhood I have lived in West Bromwich. I was very surprised to learn Philip was born here. Even though he was Irish through & through, I find it interesting he was aware of the fact that he was born in West Bromwich. I have spoken to few people, that re- member him claiming to be born here. At the time, those same people refused to believe him. They know better now. As much as love I football and I like to play, I don’t really find the time to spend supporting any football teams, although many mates of mine are Ba- ggies Fans. RA- Did Phil like sports? ‘H’ - As far as I know, Phil was quite a sporty person. He had a big interest in Boxing & Football. One of his best friends, was fellow Iri- sh man George Best, one of Ireland’s all-time greats in the football world, who became famous for playing for Man Utd, thus ensuring Phil became a Manchester United fan. RA-Tell me about Gary Moore please spread what you want tell me about your relationship with him please ‘H’ - Phil & Gary were very productive when they managed to get together. My interest in Gary comes through my in- terest in Phil. I view them both as gla- diators. They didn’t just go on stage to just per- form music. The stage was also a place to kick some ass. (For more on this subject . . . See JJ, Di- zzy Lizzy Guitarist, as he is a huge Gary Moore fan) RA-That two subjects would choose of Gary Moore if you went to a desert is- land. ‘H’ - If you’re referring to a kind of ‘desert Island discs’ where i would have to pick only two Gary Moore tracks, I have to say firstly ‘Back on the streets’ as this was such a dynamic track to play. I remember learning to perform it when it was first released. Then to choose something contrasting, ‘Still got the blues’ has great feel and emotion and is a classic. RA-For the readers of Argentina, Spain and Latin America in general that message you send us. ‘H’ - When I think back to the lyrics of ‘This is the One’ (Thunder and Lightning al- bum) I feel Phil would have been amazed and so very pleased to find, that far from being dated, his and Gary Moore’s music has gone on and on, to resonate with fans throughout the whole world. It’s an inspiration that you guys are out there are kee- ping the flame of Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore alive. Keep listening, keep music live, Keep on Rockin’. Videos https://youtu.be/-yQh2UAfAJ4 https://youtu.be/Zm8nmZaqcJs https://youtu.be/zUQeDufKmpM + info http://www.dizzy-lizzy.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/dizzylizzyband/ https://youtu.be/Y4TQQckMQXY?list=PLp-boQitR4TTX9W3SQMz7bAuN- vfHALnA1 Ricard Altadill Metal Hammer España & Maga-ZIne ARgentina © Tony Baena (ex-guitar of Gary Moore Band Spain Manzano) “Gary’s guitar was directly connected to his spirit, it was pure instinct” RA-Where did your passion for Gary Moore come from? Tony Baena: I was a young guitarist who frequented Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, and despite having been listening to the big bands that dominated the indus- try in those years, I still had not heard anything from Gary Moore since There were not many ways like today to find out about all the artists, it should be in the mid 80’s when I first heard the direct titled “We Want Moore”; That blew my head, it impacted me in such a way that I had to reinvent myself. RA-How would you define Gary’s style? Tony Baena: It’s the passion that I was- ted on every note, it’s like the guitar was directly connected to his spirit, it was pure instinct, his way of acting. To understand the guitar in the solos was not apparently linked to look for something interesting to say and to re- peat it over and over again, and in all its performances, but starting from the same musical motif it developed each night in a different way and always in a way masterly. This is pure emotion accompanied by a sublime sensibility. -How was the idea of the tribute band “Gary Band”? Tony Baena: We wanted to make a Tri- bute Band because after so many years enjoying their music, thanking their li- ves for having enjoyed their live perfor- mances, their albums, etc., and having arrived the painful moment for us of their disappearance, we felt The need to pay tribute to his person, and to return him as much as we could the great favor he has done for so many musicians, as we did, and it was like saying to him and to all who loved him, that wherever he was now , If he could see or feel us, he knew that his lega- cy will continue and that he will always have musicians who have collected his witness. RA-Do you have any concert plans in mind? Tony Baena: We did some concerts a while ago, they were very emotional, we did them with a great enthusiasm and dedication, but unfortunately the band dissolved, by different commitments of one and the other, and for the moment the circumstances have not been gi- ven for That a new reunion is possible again, but it is possible to be able to offer some subject of Gary Moore in fu- ture performances in the current Band in which I am, Manzano, to me I would love. EMPTY ROOMS - TONY BAENA (GUITAR) and DAVID BIOSCA (BATTERY) TONY BAENA (GUITAR) and DAVID BIOS- CA (BATERIA), interpret some notes of the subject EMPTY ROOMS of GARY MOORE Recording realized in one of the intervals of the recording of the video “THE ROCK IS MY RELIGION” of MANZA- NO In the video you can check the luxury spectators, the rest of the formation of MANZANO, with FELIX BARCOJO (GUI- TAR) AND NICO MARTINEZ (BAJO) and JOSE A. MANZANO himself Tony Baena soloist at Victims of the Fu- ture Https://youtu.be/VzQLzQoEQWk Tony Baena Soloist in Empty Rooms (Gary Band) Https://youtu.be/_cruoPbgsJQ Tony Baena Soloist in Murder in the skies (Gary Band) Https://youtu.be/zQ0CoNvdriw Tony Baena Soloist in Shapes of Things (Gary Band) Https://youtu.be/AbNmmLtFBDA Tony Baena Soloist in Wishing Well (Gary Band) Https://youtu.be/Tbr9oZqi9H0 First National Guitar Award, awarded by Guitar Player Magazine Discography: EkoRock Promotional Style Band (Spain) Burning Spirit. Tony Baena Vinny Re- cords (Spain) Warmth in the Wilderness Tribute to Ja- son Becker Lion Music (Finland) The Voyager Trought TheVoid The Mys- tery Hall Lion Music (Finland) Rock is my Religion Manzano Leyenda Records (Madrid) + Info Https://soundcloud.com/tony-ambien- tal-music Https://myspace.com/tonybaenaguitar Https://www.facebook.com/tony.bae- nalopez Http://www.lafactoriadelritmo.com/ fact14/entrevis/tbaena.shtml Https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=- Tony%20Baena Tony Hernando GARY MOORE SEEN BY TONY HERNANDO LORDS OF BLACK GUITARIST Gary Moore will always be present in me! Gary Moore has undoubtedly been one of my greatest influences and inspirations ... and it continues to be today ... but I do not say just because of the guitar aspect ... I mean that no doubt Gary Moore played exactly how he felt, how he acted as a per- son , A strong character ... too strong for some ... and that’s what I like and with what more bond I feel I have ... that honest attitude with oneself that transcends in the notes of your guitar, in the songs you do ... that at After all it’s true and pure feeling ... what I’m trying to say is that you can be a guitarist, or even a very te- chnical guitar player forged from a long time of exercise ... but that does not guarantee that you can do songs like Gary or Playing really like Gary ... that comes from the character and personality of yourself, forged by your life and experiences ... and no doubt Gary Moore is one of those “real” guitarists. I love any of its stages, whether in Thin Lizzy, solo as guitarist of Rock in the 80s, Fusion with Colosseum or G Force or its longest and com- mercially most recognized stage of Blues. Some songs form part of my deepest memory as a child, such as “Parisienne Walkways” or “Out in the Fields” ... and not only do I love to recognize their influence in many of my solos and in my attitude, but in that of others My favorite guitarists like Randy Rhoads, Vivian Campbell and John Sikes. I received the news of his death as a real blow and I remember that I could not hold back the tears while listening to his song “Picture of the Moon” ... Gary Moore will always be present in me! About the video for Lords Of Black “Cry No More” Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOVX5geh4CY&feature=share It was filmed in the Irish Rover of Salamanca and we really wanted with that video to extend the dedication to Phil Lynott, to Thin Lizzy and his legacy when months before we recorded the song “Cry No More” for our disc “II”. As you can see, not only the Irish atmosphere of the video and the nature of the song itself revolves around Lynott and Lizzy, but you can see images of some of his albums that included Gary Moore, as you will see in “Black Rose” or The single on “Out In the Fields”. I am very proud to have done that song and video that way, with love and respect to one of my favorite bands! Oscar Sancho GARY MOORE SEEN BY OSCAR SANCHO SINGER OF LUJURIA “GARY MOORE, THE GENIUS OF THE GUITAR THAT DID NOT WANT TO EXIT THE LAMP”. Those of us who are old now have the consolation of smiling at destiny and saying, yes, there I was. I was watching Def Leppard on the Hys- teria tour, I was watching Black Sabba- th when they came with Ian Gillan and I was watching Gary Moore in 87. He was a kid, but he could already dis- cern who was a devil with a guitar in his hands. And Gary Moore was. The fact is that rarely comes his name when talking about guitar monsters, in those cases the laurels are for others, but Gary was always a lot Gary. Per- haps the first real star of the guitar, that’s why his signing was sounded to be a Thin Lizzy. Now that I think of it we could say of him that it was the first “guitar hero” as such, whose signings were counted as something of a flash. He was not a member of a group that stood out for his way of playing, was a genius guita- rist who announced his signings when he joined a group. I was in love with the guitar, in all its extension. It is said that when he was part of Coloseum II came to Spain to vi- sit Spanish guitar workshops and bou- ght one of them, it is said that he loved Spanish music. He was in love with music and so he in- novated. Over time, we can say that his al- bum “Wild Frontier” is the father of everything that now strikes, that genre called folk metal, which many attribu- te to the bands of northern Europe for- getting that an Irishman already mixed bagpipes and Drums with metal making a great album. But Gary was intimidating. His cut face made us imagine the teenager a thou- sand adventures of a tough guy as he was. And with bad temper, that was said. That’s the curse of the shy musician, a shyness that makes them misunders- tand how big they are, they just want to hide behind their guitar and be happy caressing them. They flee from the glamor of rock, and end up having fame of bad temper. But give Gary a guitar, you’ll see that the word “evil” is left over and you’re facing a genius, a shy genius, so timid, he does not want to leave the lamp, just the es- sential time to do what he loves most in life , Caress the steel of your strings, the wood of your mast and make love to your guitar in front of thousands of people. And making love in front of thousands of people demands a lot of personality. Gary had it. The day I could see him we were 60,000 girls and boys. More kids than you girls. In the 80’s rock was young, rabid, hard, boys ... That was paid by the band that ope- ned that concert, the brilliant Shy who appeared with the blonde and carded hair of his singer. It is said that it insulted the public, others say that they did not seem hard enough to be there ... the truth has ne- ver been fully known, but two or three themes lasted, they were stoned wi- thout compassion or musical judgment. We wanted Baron and we wanted Gary Moore and we had less education than Donald Trump when he talks about Mexico. And we upset the Irish genius. Or that is counted. They say that day he promised not to play in Spain again. He had done it two years before in the beloved Real Madrid Pavilion, and he did it that day. Baron were apotheosic. Great, sublime. Gary was stratospheric. There is a pirate from that concert for anyone who doubts it. We saw a genius who, for more than an hour and a half, came out of his lamp, stroked his belo- ved guitar and left 60,000 beasts tan- ned and at his feet. Gary again innovated after that, wan- ted to go to the roots, the blues. Gary’s academy was always the street, rene- gade of the academies that formed ro- bots to the guitar with much technique, but, according to him and it is an opi- nion that I share in many occasions, no feeling, no originality. He again paid the price of his daring. Many and many now speak wonders of their blues, but there were many voices that rose when, according to what was said then, betrayed the heavy. It was the golden years of heavy metal and you could not slip a bit. That’s how much we say now, but he loved music and guitar and wanted to get to the root. And he arrived. His musical trajectory has been one of constant innovation. Give the guitar all its possibilities, mix the metal with the native instruments and end up looking for the origin of everything. Just great. Hidden behind his cut face. Hidden behind his timidity and his fame (I think undeserved) of sullenness. He never wanted to get out of his genius lamp, just enough time to make love with what he loved and return to his shelter to study the voice, to study the guitar, to study music. On February 6 three guitars cried your departure, a Spanish guitar to which you knew to understand and to caress, a rock guitar to which you gave nights of glory and a guitar of blues to which you knew to caress in the intimacy. 5 years later OSCAR SANCHO For fucking rock and roll! Maga-Zine Argentina© Helen L. Neeley Gary Moore ¨s Fan “I will not give up until this monument to Gary Moore in Brighton” If you want proof that a soul exists six years after death, listen to any track of Gary Moore’s, and you will connect his soul right there and then. Gary was (is) one of the few guitarists that screams magic and can talk to you through his given gift. I was introduced to Gary’s Music some 30 years ago and still could listen too and feel those strings he plays every day. I unfortunately never got to meet the great man himself but it like mi- llions of fans around the world feel, they’re is no words to explain such an in depth loss and emptiness that his dea- th created. Since then I have been dedi- cated all my spare time to keeping his memory alive. It is for this very reason alone that Da- rren Kenton (my partner in the Gathe- ring For Gary Moore and the best tech guy) and my husband Keith Funnell have worked long long hours and will give it all we have got to get a monument in Memory of Gary placed in Brighton where Gary lived before he past away, and where his final resting place is. We receive absolutely no financial gain (in fact the opposite applies), every pen- ny from tickets and donations go to the fund. and that is the way it will remain. My legacy I wish to leave is, to the Gary Moore. I wont give up till we get this monument funded and erected, af- ter all we are talking about one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived. we started last year for Gary’s birthday to put on The Gathering for Gary Moore gig in Brighton England to celebrate Gary’s birthday. if you cant make the gig, con- tact us through our Facebook page up to us on Facebook and donation details will be given. all our bands give there time for free just to celebrate the life of they’re inspiration. If I was to be washed up on a desert island.... hummmm what two discs would I want in my pocket. Gary Moore Greatest hits and Still got the blues I would die happy, but never alone with our Gary. would be nice to have life long batteries as well lol xx love and respect to you all xxx HELEN http://www.garymoorefc.com/lots/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/595057864004703/ http://www.moore-project.com/ http://www.emptyrooms.hu/ http://www.mooreandmore.de/ http://www.garymooretribute.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/382083775331943/ EUROPEAN COMMUNITY OF MUSIC FANS AND FRIENDS OF GARY MOORE Tributo a Gary Moore “6 de febrero 6 años sin Gary” Coordinación General y Realización Ricard Altadill Metal Hammer España Maga-ZIne Argentina http://ricardaltadill-elretrovisor.cat/ http://www.revistalamaga.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Edición General y Diseño Maria Veronica Cavallaro Directora Coordinadora y Creadora de Maga-Zine “ Revistalamaga.com” www.revistalamaga.com firstname.lastname@example.org El material volcado en esta edición pertenece a sus autores,las fotos vertidas fue- ron extraidas de internet y otras aportadas por los participantes de este tributo. 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On February 6 three guitars cried your departure, a Spanish guitar to which you knew to understand and to caress, a rock guitar to which you gave nights of glory and a guitar of blues to which you knew to caress in the intimacy. 5 years later OSCAR SANCHO For fucking rock and roll! Maga-Zine Argentina© Helen L. Neeley Gary Moore ¨s Fan “I will not give up until this monument to Gary Moore in Brighton” If you want proof that a soul exists six years after death, listen to any track of Gary Moore’s, and you will connect his soul right there and then. Gary was (is) one of the few guitarists that screams magic and can talk to you through his given gift. I was introduced to Gary’s Music some 30 years ago and still could listen too and feel those strings he plays every day. I unfortunately never got to meet the great man himself but it like mi- llions of fans around the world feel, they’re is no words to explain