|Birth name||Gil Moore|
October 4, 1953 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Producer|
|Years active||1975 – present|
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.
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. On October 3rd, 2002 Gil Moore was presented with the Business and the Arts Award from the Mississauga Board of Trade in recognition of ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Community of Mississauga’.
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 along with Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins and Krisztina Szabo. In May 2015, Gil Received the Mississauga Arts Council, Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts, MARTY Award.
Gil plays Tama drums and Zildjian cymbals.
He has two daughters, Lauren Moore and Holly Moore, and a son, Myles Moore.
- Clay, Chris. "Four inducted to Music Walk of Fame". City of Mississauga. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
|This article about a Canadian musician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|