As a teenager in Yonkers, New York, Gary played his first gig, filling in on drums for a friend who had broken his arm. The rock and roll bug bit him big time and he has been performing live ever since. After graduating from Iona College, Gary began working full time as a musician, playing drums and singing in many successful, and some not so successful tri-state area bands.
Along the way, he became an accomplished keyboard player and acoustic guitarist. He also studied music production and digital technology. He has worked as a session vocalist and percussionist in New York area recording studios.
Gary is currently performing live as a solo artist, with his Woodstock tribute band BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969, and with CALIFORNIA DREAMING, a tribute to the music of Southern California in the 60’s and 70’s.
Gary’s first album, INTO LIGHT, was released in late 1999. In 2002, he recorded NO NIGHT THERE, a 9/11 tribute. In 2009, Gary released THE GREATEST GIFT, an album of original and traditional Christmas songs. In 2012, Gary wrote, produced, and performed AT CHRISTMAS TIME, which appeared on the WESTCHESTER ALL STARS FOR WOUNDED VETERANS cd.
In 2019, Gary released “1969” an album celebrating that year, and also celebrating Gary’s 50th anniversary performing.
Gary also runs WATERS EDGE MUSIC, a production company and record label. He wrote and produced the theme music for the Emmy nominated, Disney television series, SECRETS OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. He has also written and recorded soundtrack music for many industrial and environmental films, including the award winning IN SEARCH OF WILD FLORIDA. In 2007 and 2010 Gary produced and performed MUSICAL FUN, VOLUMES 1 AND 2, educational CD’s of children’s music in English and Spanish.
Gary writes and performs music at Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he is a member. He teaches percussion, keyboards, guitar and ‘the art of rock and roll’, to a select group of students.
Gary lives near the beach in Rye, New York with his wife Maureen and their Akita dog, Spice.