Monday, 10 June 2019

Neil Carter (Common Room 1993-2014) has rejoined his old rock band, UFO, on a tour across Europe.

Neil retired from the music department as Head of Swing Band to live overseas, but got asked to rejoin UFO for their 'Last Orders' tour, following the death of Paul Raymond.

Classically trained, Neil became a professional rock musician at the age of 17 and initially had his first "mainstream" experience with singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. He subsequently played guitar and keyboard for the hard rock band UFO, blues rock guitarist Gary Moore, and Wild Horses. He is credited for co-writing a number of Gary Moore's songs including the worldwide hit "Empty Rooms".

UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in 1968. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 51 years, UFO have released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings, 16 compilation albums and one album of cover songs. UFO are considered one of the greatest classic hard rock acts, and often cited as one of the key influences on the 1980s and 1990s hard rock and heavy metal scenes.

Check out UFO's remaining tour dates here.

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