Gary Go performing at Wembley Stadium
July 5, 2009
|Birth name||Gary Baker|
|Origin||Wembley, London, UK|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar, koto, computers|
|Labels||Decca, Polydor, The Canvas Room, The Whipping Club|
Gary Baker also known by his stage name Gary Go, is a British singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist. His debut album Gary Go was released May 2009 and reached number 22 in the UK Albums Chart, spawning the hit single "Wonderful". Gary Go has played shows across Europe, USA and Australia; including tours with Snow Patrol, Take That, Mika and Lady Gaga who referred to him as "my favourite new artist this year" after performing a rendition of "Just Dance" that was inspired by his cover of the song. Gary Go went on to collaborate with electro pioneer and Grammy Award winning DJ Benny Benassi, writing and performing 3 consecutive number 1 club records for his album Electroman. The collaboration gave birth to the smash club crossover hit "Cinema", which rose rapidly to number 1 on the Billboard US and UK Club Charts and led to the Grammy-Winning remix from electronic music producer Skrillex, referred to by artist and producer Kanye West as “one of the greatest works of art ever made”.
Following his collaborations with Benassi, Gary Go released a videotape and original soundtrack entitled “Now Was Once The Future”. The intimate short-film, written, directed and edited by Gary Go, chronicles the end of a relationship and a journey of self-rediscovery.
According to his Twitter feed, Gary Go is currently in the studio, writing and producing new songs for release in 2014.
Gary Go first came to attention in 2007, when his debut EP "So So... Ep" was picked up by a record producer in New Jersey, USA, who he worked with on his sophomore EP "The Diary of Rodney Harvey" inspired by the tragic tale of the promising actor. Following this he founded his own independent label and studio called The Canvas Room, based in London, and started writing and recording his debut album. The album was recorded in London, Prague and New York. It was released by Decca Records and promoted during a one-year performing tour.
Gary Go came to national attention in the UK in 2009 when it was announced that he would be the opening support act for the full Take That summer tour, which saw him playing twenty stadium concerts across the UK, including four at Wembley Stadium, within earshot of where he grew up. Tours with Lady Gaga, The Script, and Mika followed, as well as his first promotional tour of the USA, where a special bonus track version of his debut album reached number 3 in the iTunes Pop chart. Additionally, his debut single "Wonderful" was voted 'Best Pop Single of 2009' in the "iTunes (US) Rewind 2009" retrospective.
"Wonderful" caught the attention of Grammy-winning producer Benny Benassi who produced a remix and asked Gary Go to collaborate on his forthcoming record. The result was the smash club crossover hit “Cinema” which Benassi featured on his 2011 album "Electroman". The track, which was released by Ultra Records, was written by Gary Go and features his vocals.
“Cinema” rose rapidly to prominence appearing at no. 1 on the Billboard Dance Airplay Chart and no. 1 in the UK Club Chart. It went on to be a Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart and be awarded Gold and Platinum certifications in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "Cinema" was featured in the soundtrack for the blockbuster video game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
Twitter & iPhone
Gary Go has gained publicity and broad international media attention for his innovative, unconventional use of technology and Social Media tools, like Twitter, and the iPhone for songwriting and performing.
The track "The Heart Balloon" was conceived on the iPhone after uploading an image of a heart-shaped balloon entangled with a tree. Go then asked his Twitter friends to send in lyric suggestions. The track was given away as a download to raise money and awareness for the British Heart Foundation with all proceeds going to the charity.
Gary Go also did special performances at Apple Inc. shops in London and New York, where he performed some of his tracks from on the iPhone and described how he used it as a composition tool. Gary Go is also known for his occasional online cover versions of various popular tracks on YouTube including "Dreams" by TV on the Radio, and "The (After) Life of the Party" by Fall Out Boy.
"My First Twook"
In December 2011, Gary Go released his literary debut "My First Twook" — an illustrated collection of musings from his Twitter feed.
The book contains over 100 tweeted thoughts from the Twitter feed of Gary Go, that were colourfully brought to life in illustrations by designer Flo Chaplin. In Gary Go's own words: "these are random thoughts, observations, musings. With an analogue heart, I wanted to bring some of these thoughts into the real world. Why not? What if the internet gets deleted!?" 
Limited edition copies of the book were given as a gift to artists performing at MTV's EMA awards in 2011.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country|
|2011||"Cinema" (with Benny Benassi)||20||26||—||—||35||—||49||17||—||—||6||Electroman (Benny Benassi)|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
EPs and Exclusive Releases
|2013||Through The Walls||Audiovisual project|
|2012||Now Was Once The Future||Videotape & Soundtrack|
|2009||The Heart Baloon (song)||Download for BHF|
|2009||Napster Live Sessions||Napster exclusive EP|
|2007||The Diary of Rodney Harvey||EP|
|2006||So So... Ep||EP|
|2013||Through The Walls||Audiovisual project||Composer / Writer / Director|
|2012||Now Was Once The Future||Short film||Composer / Writer / Director / Editor|
|2012||Guilty Pleasure||Ruby Rose music video||Writer / Director|
|2011||Cinema||Benny Benassi music video||Composer / Creative Director|
- "My First Twook" (illustrated book of Gary Go's tweets)
- "Last Stand" (collaboration with Monsieur Adi, featuring Gary Go on Monsieur Adi's EP "Fire Fire Fire", 2012)
- "Magic" (collaboration with The Knocks featuring Gary Go on The Knocks EP "Magic", 2011. Gary also co-wrote "Magic, "The Prize" and "R.O.Y.L")
- "Cinema" (collaboration with Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go on Benassi's fourth album Electroman, 2011, and released as the album's second single)
- "Control" (collaboration with Benny Benassi, featuring Gary Go on Benassi's fourth album Electroman, 2011)
- "Close to Me" (collaboration with Benny Benassi, featuring Gary Go on Benassi's fourth album Electroman, 2011, and released as the album's third single)
- 'Album Charts The Official Charts; 19-08-09; Accessed 19-08-09
- 'Lady Gaga Crazy for Go Audio' Skope
- All systems Go for Gary, as unknown singer is chosen to support Take That Daily Mail; 04-02-09; Accessed 05-02-09
- iTunes Picks the Best of 2009 TechHive
- Singer Gary Go makes sweet music with iPhone CNN
- Gary Go solicits lyrics via Twitter Spinnermusic.co.uk; 19-08-09; Accessed 19-08-09
-  The Heart Balloon BHF.org.uk 28-08-09; Accessed 28-08-09
-  Daily Mail
- Superfuture on iPhone This is London article; 19-08-09; Accessed 19-08-09
-  Gary Go Covering Other People's Songs
- https://www.youtube.com/user/theartistgary?blend=2&ob=1 Gary Go Youtube youtube.com; 28-08-09; accessed 28-08-09
-  Gary Go Official Store MY FIRST TWOOK
- Gary Go in UK Charts:
- Gary Go (album) and Wonderful (single) "Gary Go - The Official Charts Company". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- Open Arms (single) "Chart Log UK 1994–2010: Gina G – GZA > Gary Go". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- Cinema (single) "Chart Stats - Benny Benassi and Gary Go - Cinema". Charts Stats. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "αCharts – Gary Go - Gary Go (album)". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "hitparade.ch – Gary Go" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "Gary Go Album & Song Chart History > Billboard 200 - Billboard.com". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "australian-charts.com – Gary Go". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "austriancharts.at – Gary Go" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "charts.de - Gary Go - Wonderful" (in German). Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- ">> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >>". IRMA. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "italiancharts.com – Gary Go". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "dutchcharts.nl – Gary Go" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "charts.org.nz – Gary Go". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
- "Billboard.com - Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "2011-08-20 Top 40 Dance Singles Archive". Official Charts. Official Charts Company. 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- Official Gary Go Website
- Official Gary Go Facebook Page
- Official Gary Go Twitter
- Official Gary Go Tumblr
- Gary Go on Myspace