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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!

Rest.....................!

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!

And....more!

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.

Goodness me...............

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!

And.............

I am currently in Andover examining ahead of a small run of gigs with Gary Moore. I am looking forward to revisiting Montreux...............I shall pay my respects at Fred's statue!

Next......?

Today/tomorrow is examining in Oxfordshire. Quite a contrast to the weekend at 'Sweden RocK'! The crowd were brilliant on Friday and gig was great. Next is Slovakia!

Sweden Rock!

This Friday the new Gary Moore band headline Sweden Rock. It is a great feeling to return to play in Sweden after all these years and I am really looking forward to the concert.

Dates with Gary Moore

This weekend is the first of a series of dates around Europe with Gary after a 'break' of 21 years! I am really looking forward to playing again and the new band is sounding very powerful.
The set is rock based and has many of the songs from my era with Gary plus some new ones and two of his blues 'classics'. I will post the dates at some point but they are all up on Gary's website. See you there!
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