G-Force was the brainchild of ex-Skid Row, Colosseum II, and Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore (b. Robert William Gary Moore, 4 April 1952, Belfast, Northern Ireland). After leaving Thin Lizzy shortly after playing on the band’s Black Rose in 1979, Moore headed for Los Angeles with the intention of forming a new group there. He teamed up with some reputable local musicians and, not wishing at that time to be known as the Gary Moore Band, they chose to travel under the moniker of G-Force. Joining Moore in this project were Tony Newton (vocals), Willie Dee (bass) and Mark Nauseef (drums). The band played some low-key gigs in and around the Los Angeles area and signed to Jet Records, for whom they released their debut album in 1980. A slice of melodic hard rock with definite commercial prospects, it nevertheless flopped. The band folded soon after its release, with Moore resuming his solo career.