I am remiss not putting this on at the time but I was very sad to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a true character and I am forever indebted to him and Brian for introducing me to the world of R&R! It might not have always been the easiest ride but it was never dull!
Very sad to hear of the death of dear Craig earlier this month. He was a nice fellow and a solid player, racking up a good 'pedigree' along the way. There is a rather poignant picture of the 1984 Gary Moore band featuring Craig and Bobby Chouinard that was on Facebook.....sadly I am now the only one still around. A great pity to see these fine musicians passing.
Quite an interesting article in April's Classic Rock mag about UFO. Nice to read our different 'takes' on events! Bless them!!
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.
I have written a tribute to Gary which I hope you will read. It will in time be added to.
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!
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!
I am now having a well earned rest after all the madness. We have Pinkpop Classic on the 14th in Holland which should be a giggle and that is the last of this run of shows. Then back to 'normal' for a while....what a strange life I lead!
Saturday is High Voltage...looking forward to this, the first gig I have done in the UK since 1989! We then go to Italy then Mala Skala in the Czech Republic to round this month off. What a time it has been and how excellent the response to this new/old venture for Gary.
And this last week.........surreal or what! I have gone from the glamour of Montreux (names, names, names) to examining in Sidcup! But strangely, I am really enjoying both equally! We had a very good gig in Norway on Friday last week...really up to speed so hopefully all bodes well for 'High Voltage' on the 24th. I have a busy week this week and then on Saturday it's Nice then Bucharest........OMG!