October 6, 2013

Brian Moore

Name: Brian Moore, 71 years young

Location: Spain

Santana Fan Since: I have been a fan since I saw Woodstock on TV and I have over 30 albums to date.

Why You Love Santana’s Music: Because it’s honest, full of spirit and positive energy, and it keeps me going on and on in this life. It is basically the soundtrack of my life. My children (8 and 10) love the music of Carlos Santana and the band. The melodies and the flow of the sound are unique. The musicians are fantastic and Carlos is a great leader. My Son is playing drums – he is a fan of Dennis Chambers and Cindy Blackman.

How Many Times You’ve Seen Carlos Live and Where/When:
I have seen Carlos and the band three times live: In 1984 at Wembley Stadium on the Bob Dylan-Santana tour where my wife’s brother Colin Allen was in Bob Dylan’s band (the drummer) and Colin introduced me to Carlos back stage and Alexander Ligertwood. I also saw Santana in 1988 at the Bournemouth International Centre, my home town at the time, and then again in 2008 in San Francisco at the 2nd night at the Fillmore. It was our first time in America – magic.

Random Santana-related Fact: In 2001 I retired and moved to Spain. I got a tattoo on my arm of the Abraxas angel as I became a free bird.

Keep the music coming. God bless.