Originally named Gary Moore Memorial Society, the Wild Frontier Memorial Project was founded in 2018 in Weston Super Mare, UK by Sharon Quigley & Patricia Moore with a vision to raise funds for a Gary Moore statue for his hometown of Belfast.
A name change was necessary in November 2018 when an unofficial Gary Moore Society was formed by others for the purpose of selling un-authorised Gary Moore t-shirts. To avoid confusion and possible reputational damage, the Gary Moore Memorial Society promptly changes it’s name to The Wild Frontier Memorial Project.
The first “Gig for Gary” fundraiser was held at The Belfast Empire in April 2019. Two shows were booked for 2020, one in Dublin at The Button Factory and the other in Belfast at The Empire. Both shows were postponed due to the worldwide pandemic. The Dublin show was finally rescheduled to November 13th 2022 at the Button Factory in Dublin, and the Belfast show rescheduled to April 7th 2023.
At the end of 2022, a new collaboration was formed with the original Dublin Gig for Gary and their Gary Moore Tribute Band. This has created a new and exciting Dublin Memorial Fundraiser at the Button Factory Dublin for February 11th 2023.