Gil Moore

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Gil Moore
Birth name Gil Moore
Born (1953-10-04) October 4, 1953 (age 61)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1975 – present
Labels TML
Associated acts Triumph

Gil Moore (born October 4, 1953 Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is the drummer and vocalist (sharing vocal duties with guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett) of the Canadian power trio, Triumph. Before Gil was in Triumph he was in a band called Sherman & Peabody which also featured Buzz Shearman of Moxy and Greg Godovitz of Goddo.

Moore's drum style was reminiscent of many other hard rock, heavy metal and progressive rock drummers like Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and Neil Peart of Rush. During live performances, he often played a drum solo.

He co-wrote and contributed lead vocals to a significant number of Triumph songs and also performed this function live. While Emmett's vocals and songwriting tended toward the more melodic side of Triumph, Moore's vocal and writing style was more blues/hard rock oriented.

Gil Moore is the owner of Ontario, Canada's biggest recording studio Metalworks Studios located in Mississauga. The studio has been around for over 30 years and has recorded acts such as Drake, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers and many more.

In addition to the studio, Gil Moore is the founder of Metalworks Institute for Sound and Music Production (also located in Mississauga). The school has one and two year programs that include Audio Production, Live Sound, Entertainment Business Management and Music Performance & Technology.

In September, 2012, Gil was inducted into the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame[1] along with Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins and Krisztina Szabo.

He has two daughters, Lauren Moore and Holly Moore, and a son, Myles Moore.


  1. ^ Clay, Chris. "Four inducted to Music Walk of Fame". City of Mississauga. Retrieved 1 March 2013.