NEIL CARTER

Welcome to my website. My life has been devoted to music of all kinds and I have been fortunate to work with some amazing people over the years. I consider myself to have had a 'charmed' life and enjoy my work as a performer, teacher and examiner.

This site is also a source of information for everyone that has enjoyed the music of Gary Moore, and UFO. Thank you for your continued support after so many years.

GARY MOORE - A PERSONAL TRIBUTE

 

Classic Rock

Quite an interesting article in April's Classic Rock mag about UFO. Nice to read our different 'takes' on events! Bless them!!

neil

hi mate been a long time thanks for chatting to my daughter and will try to meet up soon
big-t

Guitar sale!

Hi everyone!

I have decided to sell a couple of my guitars, ones that were recent purchases and that will no longer be needed for obvious and very sad reasons. I am (for those that may worry!) keeping the 'special' ones, my black Les Paul and the Gretch White Falcon Gary gave me as a present last year, but there is no reason to hold on to anything else.

I will post more details soon with some pictures. Any interested parties can contact me through the site once I have sorted it all out.

Gary Moore

I have written a tribute to Gary which I hope you will read. It will in time be added to.

GARY MOORE - A PERSONAL TRIBUTE

Neil

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Gary Moore

Dear Neil,

my deepest sympathies go to you and Gary's family. Only one person is missing & the whole world is empty. Nothing refills the wide gap the death of a beloved one leave to us. An important piece of my youth is gone. Oh my goodness, Gary opened my door to rockmusic. I was a little girl about 13/14 years (born in 1976) when i first saw the VHS "Emerald Isles - Live in Ireland". I still love it. It's so funny to see Gary and Phill laughing during the interviews. I love Gary's guitar play, the profound lyrics, the irish influences, his warm voice. At most of his music i love his rocksongs.

I was so lucky when i read that he wanted to record a new rock album. Unfortunately i never saw Gary live in concert.......know it is to late. So sad........

Gary Moore

 Neil i would personally like to express my sorrow and to be honest disbelief at the loss of your friend Gary Moore . I have been a huge fan of Gary's since i was 12 years old (im now 42 ) . I must say it left me totally empty , and completely gutted . Words cannot describe what a loss this is to the guitar world . Heaven only knows , what it must be like for yourself as a friend and musical partner . For me Gary Moore was the greatest british guitarist of my generation , and can never be replaced . I simply can't believe it . Im sure everyone else on your website thinks so too .    

ufo , an opportunity missed or the great decline

Hi Neil , i must says its great to see you playing again . Ive seen you on stage with both UFO and Gary Moore over the years , and im looking forward to seeing you onstage in the UK soon . 

A question i would like to ask you is , one thing that has always been levelled at UFO is that they never achieved perhaps what they could have . When you joined the band , was there a feeling that they could have still hit the hights of perhaps AC/DC , RUSH , or IRON MAIDEN , or do you think the band was very much on the decline . I have read Martin Popoff's book , and i have to say its a bit unclear as to who the band hold responsible for perhaps shall we say mis-management .

And here we go................

Back on the 'road', a very bumpy one here as the roads are somewhat unpredictable. We are receiving a very warm response from the Ukraine concert go'ers and they have responded well to the old and new material. Only Odessa to go then on to Russia! I must wrap up!

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Ukraine/Russia

This seems to be approaching fast now! I look forward to playing for Gary's fans in this new part of the world for me and am staggered by the distances involved.......what an adventure to be sure!

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