The Gary Moore Exhibition

Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast

Gary Moore was an exceptional guitarist, songwriter and performer. His solo records are internationally admired, likewise his work with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, The Traveling Wilburys, BB King and George Harrison.

Gary was born in Belfast on April 4, 1952. Sadly, he passed away on February 6, 2011. To mark what would have been his 60th birthday, the family of Gary Moore is helping with a unique exhibition of his personal effects. This will be launched at the Oh Yeah music centre in Belfast on April 4, at 6pm.

The exhibition includes:

Gary’s Black ‘quilted’ Gibson Les Paul guitar

A suit, shirt and shoes, specially commissioned by the tailor Gresham Blake for an Amnesty International event.

A series of gold albums, framed magazine covers, signed photos, tour passes, posters and flyers.

A brass plaque to mark a sold out Hammersmith Odeon show, in 2001

A mounted brick from the Martime Hotel, Belfast, presented by the Belfast Blues Society to Gary.

Plus many more effects.

Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfastnews2

Weekdays: 9am to 5pm

Weekends: 1am to 5pm

Admission free

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Vintage Guitar Readers Induct Gary Moore to Hall of Fame

Vintage Guitar magazine, which is celebrating 30 years of publication, has announced inductees to its Hall of Fame, including the late Gary Moore in the Player category. Inductees, as well as winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, are featured in the magazine’s April issue, available now.


A definitively “unsung hero,” Moore’s career was reflected in virtuosity, diversity, and an uncom- promising body of work. Moore was versed in the areas of blues-rock, power pop, heavy metal, and even jazz-rock fusion, and further separated himself via improvisations with exotic note choices, fluid pas- sagework, textures, and melodic patterns. Influenced by everyone from Frank Zappa to Ollie Halsall to Albert King, he was a flashy lead player as well as a powerful, supportive rhythm player who kept mod- ern blues in the forefront like nobody since Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Other Readers’ Choice winners include Joe Satriani as Artist of the Year, B.B. King as Blues

Player of the Year, Warren Haynes for Rock Player, Brad Paisley for Country Player, and Al Di Meola as Jazz Player, Jeff Beck, Live+ was honored as Album of the Year, while David Gilmour was also inducted to the magazine’s Hall of Fame in the Player category, alongside National founder George Beauchamp as Innovator and the Fender Champ amplifier as Instrument. Win- ners in all categories are determined by a vote of the magazine’s readership.

For more information on Vintage Guitar, the
Readers’ Choice Awards, the magazine’s subscriptions (print and digital), and e-newsletters, visit

Fender Custom Shop -
Gary Moore Tribute Stratocaster, May 20th, 2016


More about Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster®

Known for his fierce, take-no-prisoners virtuosic guitar playing that encompassed every style from jazz-fusion and progressive rock to heavy metal and blues, Irish guitarist Gary Moore set the world afire every time he took the stage or entered a studio.

Since 1987, when he first joined Fender’s production line, Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz has dreamed of creating a reproduction of the 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster Moore, his favourite guitarist, favoured in the ’80s, as “the ultimate tribute to the man and his fans.” When he was offered the chance to analyse Moore’s original instrument and create this peerless reproduction, he enthusiastically obliged. Cruz experimented endlessly with the notoriously variable Fiesta Red colour, matching the precise shade on Moore’s guitar, and lovingly reproduced every hard-won battle scar on the guitar.

Moore’s instrument was close to “stock,” including the original-spec low-output pickups and traditional 3-way pickup switch. The only modifications were the addition of copper shielding in the cavity and jumbo frets. Cruz’ masterful replica accurately reflects these modifications—even going so far as incorporating a 10”-radius rosewood fingerboard that reflects the original after many years of hard play and multiple re-frets. The pickups are Cruz’ own “Bonetone” design, hand wound by Josefina Campos, and packed full of soulful, authentic Fender tone.

Learn Moore: Here


Guitarist Magazine - January, 2017

Gary Moore's famous 'Fiesta Red' '61 Strat - was the subject of January's Guitarist Magazine cover feature, in which the legendary guitar is directly A/B with the Fender Custom Shop's exacting new Gary Moore Stratocaster find out how they compared, grab a copy here:


‘Blues and Beyond’ - November 24th, 2017 on BMG

Watch footage from the Blues and Beyond Playback event, held in London on October 25th

On November 24th, 2017 BMG proudly release Gary Moore’s Blues and Beyond, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. Blues and Beyond is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow written by Harry Shapiro.·

Best known for his evocative solo hits, Parisienne Walkways and Still Got the Blues (live versions feature in this set), and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore’s solo career comprises over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success through his 1990s and 2000s blues albums.

As well as running his own bands, during a successful solo career, Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Greg Lake, BB King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others. Gary was also the guitarist many looked up to, not just for the terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and honesty in his playing.

The ‘Blues and Beyond’ formats;·

2 x CD: Bringing together the cream of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, this digipack format is the perfect Gary Moore blues collection.

The 4 x LP counterpart format is housed in an awesome double gatefold “AxeWax” vinyl and features a number of Gary Moore’s blues studio recordings, most of which have never appeared on vinyl.

The Box Set: comprises the blues studio recordings on 2 CDs plus a further 2 CDs of newly mixed and mastered live concert recordings, with two previously unheard song versions. This is the first time that this concert has been available, anywhere. Also included, is the brand new book I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, which offers a unique insight into the world of Gary Moore. This full length Gary Moore-authorised biography is new, unreleased and all you need to know about the man behind the guitar. For the true collector, included are a number of reproductions of ultra-rare memorabilia items including a concert ticket, album launch event invite, VIP wrist band and AAA pass. This box is the ultimate collection of Gary Moore’s blues output and documents the evolution of a legend.

Blues and Beyond track listing:


1. Enough Of The Blues

2. Tell Me Woman

3. Stormy Monday

4. That's Why I Play The Blues

5. Power Of The Blues

6. Ball And Chain

7. Looking Back

8. Surrender

9. Cold Black Night

10. There's A Hole

11. Getaway Blues

12. We Want Love

13. Memory Pain

14. The Prophet



1. You Upset Me Baby

2. Bring My Baby Back

3. I Can't Quit You Baby

4. World Of Confusion

5. Picture Of The Moon

6. Can't Find My Baby

7. Drowning In Tears

8. Evil

9. My Baby (She's So Good To Me)

10. Ain't Got You

11. Just Can't Let You Go

12. How Many Lies

13. Torn Inside

14. Parisienne Walkways (Live)


CD3 (box set only)

Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)

1. Walking By Myself

2. Oh Pretty Woman

3. Need Your Love So Bad

4. Since I Met You Baby

5. Surrender

6. Cold Black Night

7. All Your Love

8. Still Got The Blues


CD4 (box set only)

Blues And Beyond Live: (previously unreleased)

1. Too Tired

2. The Sky Is Crying

3. Further On Up The Road

4. Fire

5. The Blues Is Alright

6. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)

7. The Prophet


‘I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow’ book information (box set only)

Three years in the making, I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow is the official Gary Moore biography written by acclaimed music writer Harry Shapiro, who was given exclusive access to Gary’s family, friends and musicians.

Spanning Gary’s five decades as a professional musician, the story begins with his early, troubled life in Belfast which he dealt with by honing his extraordinary talent in private, becoming recognised as one of the city’s best guitarists even while still at school. Leaving home at 16, the guitar prodigy began a tumultuous career first in Skid Row then, aged only 19, an abortive attempt at running his own band and then on through the Seventies switching with consummate ease between the hard rock of Thin Lizzy and the complex jazz rock of Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum II.·

But even as a kid, Gary was telling his friends that he always wanted to be the frontman, never a guitar for hire. His solo career finally took off in 1979 with the chart single “Parisienne Walkways”. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success with the 1990 album, Still Got The Blues, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.

As well as running his own bands, Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Greg Lake, Cozy Powell, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others. Gary was the guitarist many looked up to not just for the terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and honesty in his playing. Yet Gary never found life easy. He had demons to battle, could be his own worst enemy and made quite a few extra ones on the way. But when he suddenly died in 2011, the outpourings of admiration and grief from fellow musicians and fans around the world was heartfelt. As Harry Shapiro says “I would never have written a simpering hagiography. Hopefully this account will come across as honest as the man himself”.

2CD: ·4050538287684 - BMGCAT105DCD

4LP: 4050538287745 - BMGCAT105QLP

Box Set: 4050538302608 - BMGCAT105BOX

You are able to PRE-ORDER HERE

Watch footage from the Blues and Beyond Playback event, held in London on October 25th


Chris Tsangarides: 1956 - 2018 RIP


Christopher Andrew "Chris" Tsangarides was a British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, and mixer, who worked with hard rock and metal acts including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy, has died. He was 61.

"It is with complete and utter sadness that I need to tell you all that our beloved father and my mums best friend Chris Tsangarides passed away peacefully last night after another brave battle with pneumonia as well as heart failure," his daughter Anastasia wrote on social media. "We really are appreciating your messages of love and kindness but we are struggling to reply to them. With all our love and thanks from us all. Jane, Theo, Louis, Paris, Samantha and Casey. We're gonna miss you everyday of our lives xxxxxxxxx."

Trained on trumpet and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Tsangarides began working at London's Morgan Studios in the mid-'70s, earning his first engineering credit on Judas Priest's Sad Wings of Destiny in 1976. He continued to move through the ranks, elevating to the role of producer a few years later with Gary Moore's Back on the Streets, which featured the U.K. hit "Parisienne Walkways." Chris went on to co-produce and/or engineer a number of Gary Moore albums; Dark Days in Paradise, Back to the Blues, SCARS, Live at Monster's of Rock and Power of the Blues. Throughout the '80s, he became an in-demand metal producer, working with Anvil, Anthem, Y&T, Helloween and King Diamond. He was one of three men to helm Black Sabbath's The Eternal Idol, and also produced Judas Priest's Painkiller and Bruce Dickinson's solo album, Tattooed Millionaire. But he wasn't restricted to heavy rock. He remixed Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down Again" in 1987 and produced Concrete Blonde's Goth-influenced Bloodletting, which featured the Top 20 hit "Joey." Three years ago, he was placed in a medically induced coma for 10 days to help combat Legionnaire's disease, which he eventually recovered from. Sincere condolences to his entire family and friends, and we will all miss the stories and humour from his many recording "adventures" over the years. RIP Chris.