Gary was born and raised in Bristol, England. He took up the trumpet when he was 7-years old and, by the age of 14, was playing Lead Trumpet and arranging for some of Bristol’s Big Bands, touring various countries in Europe, as well as playing for the Bristol Opera Company and other local symphonies.
Gary left Bristol to study at Leeds College of Music, graduating with a First Class Honours degree with Distinction, Magna Cum Laude.
While at Leeds, he continued to compose, arrange, and play Lead Trumpet not only within the college but also for live-television and many musicals, such as “West Side Story”. Upon graduating from Leeds, he accepted a Scholarship for Advanced Studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Upon completion of his Advanced Studies from Berklee in 1993,
Gary moved to Los Angeles where he has worked steadily since then, accumulating numerous composing, orchestration, and arranging credits, while still playing the trumpet.
He has orchestrated on such feature films as “Avatar” and
"The Spiderwick Chronicles” (James Horner), “WALL-E” (Thomas Newman), “The Bourne Ultimatum” (John Powell), and “Leatherheads” (Randy Newman), and is currently orchestrating on the TV shows “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, “Solar Opposites”, and “Looney Tunes”.
His original compositions have been heard on such TV shows as “Forensic Files”; "The UnXplained"; “Pit Bulls and Parolees”; “The Tesla Files”; “Wicked Tuna”; “The Curse of Civil War Gold”; “Nightwatch”; ”Lock-Up” to name a few.
Recently, five of Gary's solo piano compositions were selected for the 2022 Piano Edition of The Royal Conservatory of Music Celebration Series, Levels 1-9. These new Editions are the basis of the RCM Examinations that take place throughout Canada and the United States.
He has also just completed work on his Piano Sonata No.1 in Ab Major, that will soon be released.
Gary has additional experience orchestrating and arranging for live shows such as Ringling Bros. Circus, Disney On Ice, and Disney Live , as well as for concerts for such artists as John Legend at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and also for Toni Braxton’s album “Sex & Cigarettes”, including the single “Forgiven” from the feature film “The Forgiven”.