Gary has performed at major venues and festivals around Europe, the USA and Japan including Glastonbury and Reading, and has recorded many sessions for commercial releases, radio and TV.
He got his first noteworthy break in March 1986 when he got a call from the enigmatic and talented singer songwriter Martin Stephenson to join his band "The Daintees". The Daintees recorded four albums for London and Capitol records in Europe and the USA between 1985 and 1992. It's fair to say that the challenge of The Daintees widened his repertoire, requiring Gary to explore a wider range of guitar styles and become more versatile as a player.
When that line up disbanded Gary was asked to teach guitar as a visiting lecturer at The Shiney Row Centre in Houghton-le-Spring where he now teaches music full time, putting his Degree in Creative Arts Practice from Leeds Metropolitan University to good use.
Gary has often deputised for many guitarists on the North East gig circuit, but now plays full time with the Aaron Bayley band.