Welcome to episode # 49 of the Rock Interview Series. For this feature, Neil Carter guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter of the legendary hard rock band UFO is our featured guest.
In 1980, Neil jumped at the opportunity to joined UFO, which was, at the time, one of the most popular bands in rock music. During this time period, UFO also consisted of Phil Mogg-vocals, Pete Way -bass, Paul Chapman lead guitar and Andy Parker-drums.
While with UFO, Neil recorded three records with the band: “The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent” -1981, “Mechanix” -1982, and “Making Contact”-1983. He remained with UFO until 1983, when the band decide to break up after a disastrous tour.
Neil rejoined UFO in 2019, soon after the untimely death of classic line-up member Paul Raymond -guitar/keyboards . UFO currently consist of Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Neil Carter, Vinnie Moore-guitar and Rob Deluca- bass.
UFO will be touring for the final time this year, and are scheduled to play their last show ever on OCT 29th at The Fuzz Club in Athens Greece.
In addition to UFO, Neil has performed and recorded with guitar legend Gary Moore’s band from 1983 to 1989. Neil was also a member of Wild Horses, which was a British hard-rock band formed by established musicians Jimmy Bain and Brian Robertson in 1978.
We talk about this and much more, during the following exclusive interview.