Services From Gary Nock
Producer, musician, singer, published songwriter and seasoned performing artist, Gary has toured the world several times over with various Live projects and written songs now well known across the world. Gary’s debut album 'The Life We Learned To Live' was released in 2011 and three of the songs were featured on huge TV Ad Campaigns for Mars, Arla and Microsoft.
in 2013 Gary co-produced and provided Backing Vocals on the song 'The Rage That's In Us All' that was sung by Bo Bruce and written by JJ Abrams and Snow Patrols Gary Lightbody and featured in the 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Movie.
In 2017 ‘These City Steets’ was featured on the Movie Soundtrack Album for Warners British Film, starring Idriss Elba, ‘100 Streets’, in which Gary played a short cameo role (see if you can spot him if you watch the film!).
In March this year (2019) another song of Gary's called 'Whats A Song', which Gary wrote with singer Joel Baker, was released on Virgin EMI in March 2019, is picking up Radio play worldwide and has received critical acclaim.
You can download all of Garys Music on iTunes or stream on Spotify. A producer and songwriter by day, published by legendary band Snow Patrols Publishing Company - 'Polar Patrol (now Polar Spirit B-Unique)’. Gary has worked with some of the Countries brightest up and coming artists including Jamie Lawson & Dagny amongst many others as well as many established acts.
A live performer by night, Gary goes out armed with an Acoustic Guitar, Microphone and Fishman SA220 Solo Amp and performs a mix of originals, including the songs featured on TV Ads, and covers varying from 60s through to Modern Day, from The Beatles & The Kinks to Ed Sheeran & James Bay and everything in between.
Gary began his troubadour journey at the advanced age of 17, learning from songbooks, determined to capture whatever it is a classic songwriter has under their fingertips.
Within a couple of years he was playing around the bars in Devon where he'd grown up.
A while after his own material began pouring out, he moved back to the West Midlands - his birthplace - and started touring.
From these humble beginnings he's since shared the stage with many great contemporaries including Jamie Lawson, Ed Harcourt & Newton Faulkner to name but a few, as well writing and recording with some amazing songwriters and producers.
Gary went on to sign a publishing deal with P and P Songs in 2007 and after 3 years of working together the relationship ended and Gary moved on alone, working hard, writing and recording with all sorts of artists across many genres.
Gary managed to pick up his 3 Major Synchs on TV Adverts in the following year with Mars (UK and Ireland), Arla (Pan-European) and Microsoft (Worldwide) all choosing Gary's songs for their campaigns.
Now working under the Polar Spirit B-Unique banner, Gary continues his songwriting and performing throughout the world.
Janna McLeod• July 2, 2022
Gary performed for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception and was an absolute joy. Our wedding was rescheduled twice due to Covid and Gary was super flexible, easy to communicate with and just generally really lovely to work with throughout it all. He has an extensive repertoire and a brilliant voice and we've had so many compliments from our guests about how much they loved his music. We would definitely recommend him. Thank you so much Gary!
Gary Tuffee• April 13, 2022
Gary was excellent.
We hired Gary to play at our wedding whilst our guests would be mingling and drinking welcome drinks (in between the church and wedding breakfast) Right from the word go he was profesianal and quick to repond to any questions we had.
Our guests loved him and although Gemma and I didnt see that much as we were off having our pictures taken, what we did see and hear was amazing.
Thank you Gary 👍
Rachael Moore• Sept. 11, 2021
Gary has an amazing voice! He arrived early, had great communication throughout, even in the pandemic where we had to change the venue 3 times! . The hen who we arranged it for loved the music and we all danced all night long! Thank you Gary!
chrissie Greenland• July 24, 2021
Highly recommended! Was exactly what we hoped and impressed everyone from start to finish. Made the night perfect!
Helen Scarbrough• June 20, 2021
We booked Gary Nock for a special Fathers Day surprise and cannot recommend him highly enough, he is a hugely talented musician and listening to Gary perform added a very special touch to the day.
The booking process through Poptop UK was simple and we were able to direct message Gary to make arrangements for the event and make a special song request for our Dad which Gary included in his set and absolutely smashed it!
Gary was the consummate professional with a relaxed and friendly manner he quietly set up his acoustic guitar and then wowed our family with his vocals and guitar rifts while we relaxed and danced together. It was uplifting to be entertained by a live musician and if you are deliberating over "should I spend the money on a live musician?" YES! Gary was worth every penny.
Adam• May 28, 2020
We were final able to have Gary play for us at our wedding last week after postponing twice from May 2020 due to Covid-19. Gary was flexible and accomodating throughout, and agreed to play a set for us in Hertfordshire before travelling across the country to another gig, which we are highly appreciative of!
Unfortunately on the day the timings didn't quite go to plan, through no fault of Gary's, but he was again flexible and accomodating. Our guests loved his set and he is extremely talented! We would definitly recommend Gary for other people's events.
Adam and Emily
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Corporate Events, Birthdays, Weddings, Parties, Pub and Club nights.
Who are your previous clients?
Toured extensively and performed live at Festivals and in various sizes venues all over the world from arenas to the cavern club. Soho House, Groucho Club, Hard Rock Cafe, Youngs, Fullers, Attic and many many more, both corporate and private clients. Published by Reservoir Media and Polar Spirit B-Unique. Original music licensed by Mars, Microsoft and Arla.
How long do you play for?
Up to 3 hours.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Fishman SA220 Solo Amp, no lighting.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
PLI and all equipment PAT Tested.
How much space do you require?
Minimum 2m x 2m Square.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Any song can be requested, if not on the set list it can be learnt with one months notice.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
A minimum 10 minute break for every hour of performing.
Below are some of the artists I cover...
Spencer Davis Group
The Jam/Paul Weller
Ben E King
Steve Miller Band
MODERN DAY -
Deep Blue Something
Walk The Moon
Ocean Colour Scene