Related Information for Howard MossHoward saw a gig broadcast by RTE of Rory Gallagher live in the Cork Opera house in 1988 and from that moment on he just wanted to play the guitar. Howard bought a cheap but playable Encore guitar in Navan and practiced along to a lot of early metal albums. He formed his first band, ‘Near Dark’ in 1989 with Derek Bradley on Drums and Paul Jones on Bass. The band performed many local gigs and wrote many songs but unfortunately fell apart in 1991. read more