Gary Moffet is a man of few words. He lets his feelings take over within music.
This way of thinking helped propel April Wine to new heights during the band’s most commercially successful period from the mid seventies until the early eighties. Moffet was the principle arranger on the songs from Nature of the Beast. The album which broadened April Wine’s image South of the Border.
That talent has also allowed Gary to work on several projects behind the scenes and allow his gift to shine on.
Now, Moffet has utilized his skills as a guitar player and arranger to produce one great album. Combined with Bianca Ortolano and several guests, the end result is like rose petals pressed into a book.
Please listen below as Gary explains the album and what to expect in the future.
In 1971, Gary was developing a band for AQUARIUS RECORDS called ALLISON GROSS.
He had been working with the band as their producer for about a year and a half. Working on their arrangements with them in their rehearsal space and using his portable recording rig to cut the band track. Then he would work on the vocals with the singer and finally do a rough mix. In 18 months – the band had assembled over 25 songs in demo form.
The group was about to sign with Aquarius and cut their first record, when APRIL WINE suddenly needed a new member to replace original member Jim Henman. They quickly snapped up the lead singer from ALLISON GROSS, who was also the main writer and bassist of the group. His name was JIM CLENCH.
Without Jim in the band, ALLISON GROSS was rejected by Aquarius and subsequently broke up.
Eighteen months after JIM CLENCH joined AW, with a strong vote from both JIM and AQUARIUS, Gary was brought in along with legendary drummer JERRY MERCER, as one of the new members.
After AW broke up in 1984, Gary returned to full time producing, which he did until his retirement in the year 2000.
The Present and The Future
Bianca and Gary were introduced by their mutual friend ROB HEANEY. He thought they would go well together.
ROB is the CO-PRODUCER and ENGINEER for the project