Andy Pyle (Gary Moore)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Rockin John, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Just thrown GM's "Still got the Blues" on the CD player. Couldn't help thinking what a good player Andy Pyle is. He's right on the money and generates a great pulse with Graham Walker (drums).

    I don't know anything at all about the guy but I admire his playing. There's nothing fancy or flashy, just great electric blues / rock rhythm.

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  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    He's been around awhile......I still have my Blodwig Pig albums from the late 60's with Andy on them. I've dug his playing since I was a kid :bassist:
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  3. I have Gary Moore's DVD (Ballads and blues) and Andy's playing (well, Garry's too) is amazing. Great tone, great lines without too many flashy fills. He's actually what I (as a bassist) always wanted to be.

    Is that a Fender Precision 62'?
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  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Andy Pyle has been around:

    Blodwyn Pig
    Savoy Brown
    Wishbone Ash
    Rod Stewart
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  5. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Probably one of the reasons he has worked for the last 35 + years. ;) :cool:
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  6. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Glad to see that I am not alone.

    Andy has got the stuff, and very few people have ever heard of him.

    See My Way was one of the 'loudest' bass lines ever recorded.
    And his work on the Modern Alchemist is superb.

    I learned something here, which Savoy Brown incarnation or
    recording was he associated with? Love that band!
    Saw them once headlining with Fleetwood Mac+Bob Welch and John Baldry opening for them. What a show!

    Thanks for the tip on the Gary Moore, I'm gonna go buy that!
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  7. He was a member of the Kinks during the mid-70's, between John Dalton and Jim Rodford (around about the time of "Sleepwalker", I think- not one of my favourite Kinks records, admittedly, but good player all the same :) )
  8. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Found the Gary Moore recording on FYE.

    Then I noticed a Peter Green tribute CD from Gary with
    Andy on it, Blues for Greenie, so I bought that too.

    And then finally, I got sent to the Wishbone Ash website
    where there was a good bio on Andy. I'll post the link later
    when I have a chance to look for it.
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  9. looked on Forums: Bassists : Pete Rees and got a blank .. so …

    Anyone know of another bassist with Gary Moore: Pete Rees?

    I would like to know usual info: gear: basses strings amps …

    Thanks in advance!
  10. PhR75


    Oct 20, 2021
    Andy also played on Gary Moore's "Live At The Marquee" album. Recorded in 1980 with Tommy Aldridge on drums, Don Airey on keys and Kenny Driscoll on vocals.