Gary gave us his friendship, his music, and the memories – and what better way to honour him than with a memorial statue in his hometown of Belfast, so that he and his music can be remembered by future generations. This very special memorial show will not only showcase Gary’s own tunes, but also the classic blues and blues/rock which inspired him over the years and a mix of original blues, blues/rock and progressive rock greatly inspired by Gary.
Sam Davidson’s Taste
Well-known Northern Ireland guitarist/vocalist Sam Davidson fronted the band “John Wilson’s Taste” before John retired, now Sam has continued to honour the music with his own band “Sam Davidson’s Taste”. Known as one of the best Rory Gallagher tribute bands in the world, Sam Davidson’s Taste will be opening the show at 8pm with a showcase of both Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher tracks to get the party pumping!
Patricia Moore Band
An immensely talented blues/folk/rock artist in her own right, with a deep and powerful, emotional and soulful voice, Gary’s youngest sister Patricia will be rocking the stage with a great selection of his songs, classic blues favourites and some surprises including originals sung for her dear brother.
Featuring rhythm master Jimmy Howlett (UK) on drums, Dublin’s Gerry Quigley on guitar and Frank McNally on bass.
Eric Bell Trio
The legendary founding guitarist of Thin Lizzy himself and his band, will play a very special set to remember Gary. With long-time band members Romek Parol on drums and Dave Wintour on bass, who have been playing some great shows all around Ireland, UK and Europe over the past few years including Sweden Rock Festival. Eric and his band really will transport you back in time to that magical 70’s era where the nation’s youth lived and breathed music!
Gerry Quigley & The Nomadic Druids
After 30 years in Australia, Dublin guitarist/composer Gerry Quigley is back home in Ireland. The Nomadic Druids experience will take you on a musical journey. Original instrumental progressive rock, with a celtic twist, with surprise Gary Moore tracks where you least expect!
“Phil Lynottt and Thin Lizzy. Quigley is one of that rare breed” – Blues Matters magazine UK 2017.
“Man I love your vibrato!”- Roy Buchanan, backstage after handing his Telecaster to Gerry.
With Frank McNally on Vocals/Bass, John Connolly on drums and Sharon Quigley on Keyboards.