Gary was born in Evesham, Worcestershire. After his family moved to the North west of England, where his father became a prominent figure with the Fairey Band, his musical studies were to take the direction within the military. After several successful years with HM Band of the Coldstream Guards, his transfer to the Royal Air Force in the 1980's culminated with the post of Principal Cornet of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
Gary has played with several top class brass bands over the years. His position as Principal Cornet with the Desford Colliery Band for some 14 years, being the most rewarding. On retiring from the Royal Air Force, his appointment with the Virtuosi GUS Band will bring new challenges as the band's Flugel player. He is honored to accept the appointment of assistant conductor working alongside the band's Professional Conductor.