Meet The Band

Behind the scenes with the people who make the magic happen.

Our Story

Former members of Gary Moore’s Band: Vic Martin – Keys, Pete Rees – Bass, Graham Walker – Drums, have joined forces with the extremely talented Billy Merziotis – Guitar/Vocals, to revive the legend on stage.  These blues’ virtuosos are representing different eras: From the album Still Got The Blues (Graham Walker) that marked a substantial change in music style for Moore, to the last decade of his life and albums, Back to the Blues & Bad for You Baby (Pete Rees / Vic Martin) among so many others.

Performing Gary’s masterpieces, Billy Merziotis channels the spirit of the great guitarist. Through a lifetime of devotion, Billy is not only able to achieve Moore’s fiery licks, but is also able to nail the tone that left the crowds in awe. Faithfully delivering the vocals too,he is the closest thing you can get to Gary.

Vic Martin Keyboards
Vic is an experienced and skilled musician, who has worked extensively with many high profile artists in the music industry. He worked with Gary from 1999 to 2010, which included touring worldwide, and in particular, being invited to perform at the Kremlin for President Putin. As well as contributing on many of Gary’s studio recordings, Vic also contributed on the albums: Back To The Blues, Close As You Get, Bad For You Baby, Essential Montreux, Live At Bush Hall, Blues And Beyond, and Live In London.
Pete Rees Bass
Pete is a well-respected bassist, who has worked with many well-known musicians and has toured throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. In 1998, Pete was playing at a private party, when Gary personally selected him to work alongside him. Together, with his good buddy, Vic Martin, Pete also performed at the Kremlin, as well as contributing on the albums: Back To The Blues, Close As You Get, Bad For You Baby, Essential Montreux, Live At Bush Hall, Blues And Beyond, and Live In London.
Graham Walker Drums
Graham is an extremely accomplished artist, who started working with Gary in 1989 to 1996, this included the collaborations between Gary and B.B. King, Albert Collins and Albert King. Graham also contributed to the best-selling album, Still Got the Blues, which led to touring the world with Gary, playing at festivals and on several TV shows. He also worked on future albums, including: After Hours, Blues for Greeny, Blues Alive and Old New Ballads Blues. Graham then toured again with Gary in 2000.
Billy Merziotis Guitar / Vocals
Is a guitarist & a singer with a longtime history of live performing. He is a composer and lyricist and he has released 2 rock/blues studio albums and 2 singles in Greek. He is a guitar instructor with 20 years of experience. He studied the Berklee series and LCM (London college of music) G.I.T.

He considers Gary Moore as his greatest influence. Passionately studied Moore’s style until he met him in person after one of his gigs in Athens in 2008. After his passing, Billy devoted himself to continuing Gary’s legacy along with legendary former band members, Graham Walker on the drums, Pete Rees on the bass & Vic Martin on keyboards.

Irene Movia Backing Vocals
Is an experienced vocalist and vocal coach.She specializes in blues,rock & jazz.

She has been singing lead & backing vocals with professional cover bands since 2008 with a vast repertoire including Etta James & Janis Joplin covers. Personal discography includes one studio album with group “Megavat” (published by Lyra GR) & 2 digital singles.


On Stage

Vic, Pete and Graham are all original members of the Gary Moore Band, who are pleased and excited to join forces with the very talented Billy Merziotis. They agree: “Billy is a very passionate artist, who is the most authentic guitarist to play Gary’s music”.