Lineup

by | Dec 17, 2018

You will hear a great selection of Gary’s own songs, along with classic blues from the legends which inspired him so much over the years, and of course some original songs, blues, rock and progressive rock, inspired so much by the legend Gary Moore himself.   Gig for Gary is a memorial show created for Gary himself, played as if he was in the room.  Played by the bands of close friends and family who have each rallied together to volunteer their time and resources for their dear friend and brother.

As we progress closer to finishing the statue, you just never know what friends and family will be playing at Gig for Gary.  Remember, This is just the beginning, we have to start somewhere, this is just the beginning.

We know that each and every song will touch your soul in some way, we are proud to introduce the lineup to you:

 

Friday May 8th at The Belfast Empire 8pm-1am (Doors open 7pm)

Opening the show for us this time in Belfast at 8pm sharp will be the amazing Patricia Moore and her 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 Gary’s own songs to honour this very special occasion.

Featuring rhythm master Jimmy Howlett (UK) rocking it on drums, a sought-after session drummer who has also played with many touring UK bands including Opaque, Calamity Jane, Chronic Mishaps, Super-8’s, versatility and experience like no other, Jimmy is the man!  Along with the amazing Debby Morgan (Italy) on guitar, Albert Cullen on bass and Sharon Quigley on keys who will all be doing Gary proud.

With special guests Andre Cerbu (Romania) on guitar, along with Ron Mortland (UK) on harmonica!

 We can’t wait to hear Patricia and her band – it really will be something special .

A guitarist who needs no introduction – the legendary founding member of Tni Lizzy and his band, who will be with us as part of their Thin Lizzy 50th anniversary tour will play a very special set to honor and remember Gary. With long-time band members Romek Parol on drums, and Dave Wintour on bass, this is Eric’s touring band who have been playing some great shows and festivals around Ireland, UK and Europe over the past few years including a knockout show at Sweden Rock Festival last year.

When you hear Eric play those first few notes, you just know you are in th presence of something special. 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 for their music, a time when it seemed the music was everywhere, the music was our soul, the music gave us the meaning of life!

This will be a very special show for Eric, who will be honoring Gary as a long-time respected friend.

 

The amazing Dizzy Lizzy from the UK mainland will play you the Black Rose album plus more!  We are honored to have them join us for Gig for Gary 2020.

The Mystic Blues band instrumental Progressive Celtic Rock will take you on a journey.  It will tell you a story and at times it may even take you away to another world.  Hypnotic, mesmerising and jaw-dropping are all words used to describe their live shows.  Original music greatly inspired by Gary.

Gary Moore is one of Gerry Quigley’s major guitar influences and remained a lifelong friend since Gary first moved to Dublin from Belfast.   It was Gerry’s older brother, bass player Pat Quigley, who picked Gary up from Dublin’s Connolly train station that morning.   Pat knew that his friend Brush Shiels was looking for a guitarist to form a band, so after taking Gary to a few places to do a few things, he rang Brush and introduced him to Gary, the rest is history.  

The Quigley house at 10 Synott place in Dublin was a local rehearsal room for Gerrys brother Pat’s bands and also for the bands of his friends, so naturally Skid Row rehearsed there too.

You could just imagine how the 9 year old Gerry Quigley was instantly captivated from the first time he saw Gary rehearsing in his own house with Skid Row.  Gerry knew from the first time he saw Gary play, that all he ever wanted to do when he left school was play guitar.

When Gerry began guitar lessons a couple of years later with Thin Lizzy’s Eric Bell all he wanted to do was rock like Skid Row and Thin Lizzy, who also rehearsed in the Quigley house.  But it was Eric who introduced Gerry to the blues, and told him that he should study all the original blues greats and develop his own style.   You will hear both Eric’s and Gary’s influences right away in Gerry’s playing, it’s unmistakable. 

“Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy.  Quigley is one of that rare breed”-Blues Matters magazine UK.

“Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery”-Blues Matters magazine UK

Gerry moved to Australia in 1982, and when he heard the news Gary had died in 2011, it was the first time he had tears in his eyes.  He had lost a brother.   With Frank McNally on Vocals/Bass, Jimmy “Seamus” Howlett (UK) on drums and Sharon Quigley on Keyboards, Gerry and his band are honored to be part of this very special show.      Prepare to be captivated!

 

Saturday May 8th at The Button Factory Dublin 8pm-3am
(Doors open 7:30pm)

Opening the show for us again in Dublin at 8pm sharp will be the amazing Patricia Moore and her 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 Gary’s own songs to honour this very special occasion.

Featuring rhythm master Jimmy Howlett (UK) rocking it on drums, a sought-after session drummer who has also played with many touring UK bands including Opaque, Calamity Jane, Chronic Mishaps, Super-8’s, versatility and experience like no other, Jimmy is the man!  Along with the amazing Conor McGouran (Dublin) on guitar, Albert Cullen on bass and Sharon Quigley on keys who will all be doing Gary proud.

 We can’t wait to hear Patricia and her band – it really will be something special .

A guitarist who needs no introduction – the legendary founding member of Tni Lizzy and his band, who will be with us as part of their Thin Lizzy 50th anniversary tour will play a very special set to honor and remember Gary. With long-time band members Romek Parol on drums, and Dave Wintour on bass, this is Eric’s touring band who have been playing some great shows and festivals around Ireland, UK and Europe over the past few years including a knockout show at Sweden Rock Festival last year.

When you hear Eric play those first few notes, you just know you are in th presence of something special. 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 for their music, a time when it seemed the music was everywhere, the music was our soul, the music gave us the meaning of life!

This will be a very special show for Eric, who will be honoring Gary as a long-time respected friend.

At the request of our 5th Band they will be announced sometime early in 2020 January or February.

We know you are going to love them!

 

The amazing Dizzy Lizzy from the UK mainland will play you the Black Rose album plus more!  We are honored to have them join us for Gig for Gary 2020.

The Mystic Blues band instrumental Progressive Celtic Rock will take you on a journey.  It will tell you a story and at times it may even take you away to another world.  Hypnotic, mesmerising and jaw-dropping are all words used to describe their live shows.

Gary Moore is one of Gerry Quigley’s major guitar influences and was the first guitar player he ever saw in his life.  At 10 years old Gerry was captivated as he watched Gary play with Skid Row, rehearsing day after day in the Quigley house.  As too did Thin Lizzy in their early years.  When Gerry had lessons a couple of years later with Thin Lizzy’s Eric Bell the first thing he wanted to practice when he got home was how to bend those notes.  You will hear Gary’s influence right away in Gerry’s playing, it’s unmistakable. 
“Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery”-Blues Matters magazine UK 2017

Of course you will also hear a Gary Moore tribute in the mix where you least expect it, madness is also possible. To be sure, to be sure!

With Frank McNally on Vocals/Bass, Jimmy “Seamus” Howlett (UK) on drums and Sharon Quigley on Keyboards, Gerry and his band are honored to be part of this very special show.      Prepare to be captivated!

After party with members of The Patricia Moore band, and The Mystic Blues band who will be chatting in the crowd as you rock away the rest of the night to more of your favourite Gary Moore tracks until 3am.