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 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. 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!). 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.
Mark Welling• May 18, 2019
"Gary was fantastic at our wedding. Communication was good from the outset and he arrived promptly ready to do whatever he needed to fit in with our plans.
He had a good range of songs which everyone knew and it fit with our surf/ farm/ relaxed vibe.
Would absolutely recommend"
Richie Puttock• March 15, 2019
Gary was brilliant, we booked him to play after our wedding and had a bit of a song list for him, which he was more than happy to do for us, really friendly, very professional and a great voice. Would not hesitate to book him again.
Paul Reynolds• March 8, 2019
Very competent performer and well received by the audience, to the point where they cheered for one more once he had finished, for which he duly obliged.
eva crook-santner• Feb. 16, 2019
Gary was brilliant. Fantastic musician, the right choice of songs and he is a very nice guy.
Jacqui Hurst• Jan. 26, 2019
Gary was excellent . He played music of our choice beautifully . We all loved him and would certainly recommend him to anyone !! Thank you
Paul Hale• Dec. 11, 2018
"Great gig. All very happy with Gary. Top top marks.
- 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