Gary is a half-Maltese, half-Scouse singer-songwriter from Liverpool. With a passion for wood carving, his love of guitars and curiosity about ‘the little revolving ball we live on’, he lovingly crafts heart-achingly beautiful songs inspired by early Motown, blues and folk.
After stealing his brother’s guitar at the age of 11, Gary began writing songs imitating his idols, such as Lennon and McCartney, Tim and Neil Finn, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Now, Gary’s original songs cross styles and genres with versatility and accomplishment. His sound is a warm, acoustic blend with lyrics that are both intelligent and relevant.
Gary found success playing on both sides of the Atlantic to great critical acclaim, including the Palms Hotel Acoustic Asylum in Las Vegas, the Folk 21 West Midlands Showcase and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
His debut album, The Cabinet Maker, was launched to a sell-out audience at St George’s Hall in Liverpool and received regular airplay on BBC Radio Merseyside, championed by Billy Butler, Spencer Leigh and BBC Introducing’s Dave Monks, as well as a whole host of regional and internet radio stations.
Gary has shared stages with Lucy Ward, Spiers and Boden, Amy Wadge, Connie Lush, Tom Baxter and Toby Walker. He has worked with producers Ronnie Stone and Mike Cave, drummer Steve Barney and singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, and co-written with Craig Gannon.
Gary is available to play solo or with various combinations of his band.