“Good Golly Miss Molly”, Garry Moore can sure sing and dazzle audiences with his spot on impersonation of rock and roll legend Little Richard. For over 20 years, this self taught native of Japan has been performing for Legends in Concert and corporations throughout the United States and around the world.
Sitting in a Legends show in the 80’s was the catalyst for Garry’s career as a tribute artist and performing as one of the early pioneers in rock. “I was at a Legends show and amazed at how the audience, including myself, were wowed by the performances. The Sammy Davis Guy came on stage with the Voice” Height! Skinny! And moved around light on his feet!!! He was Sammy Davis, Jr.”
Garry, a military brat, who “traveled all over the place,” has always been interested in music and was strongly Influenced by the Beatles, Elvis, Tom Jones, Motown and the Jackson 5. This professional “shower and car singer”, as he calls himself, first started performing as Little Richard on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. “I didn’t really want to do it, but with a little coercion and support from Tony Roi, an Elvis Tribute artist, I did it. Next thing I knew, I was performing in Aruba, in the Caribbean, for six months.”
Flash forward two decades and Garry is still performing and enjoying every minute. The highlight of his career came in 2007, when he performed with Little Richard on the ABC TV show, “The Next Best Thing.” Singing “Old Time Rock n Roll” with Tina Turner tribute artist Cookie Watkins, Garry was surprised by Little Richard, who came out and sang the last verse with them.
“Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would be on the same stage with the one I was impersonating, and to actually perform with him! We talked and took pictures with him.”
After watching his electrifying and super charged performance as Little Richard, Legends audiences will want to have their pictures taken with Garry as well. Gary is married and lives in Hawaii.