|Birth name||Kerry Churchill Minnear|
2 January 1948 |
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
|Associated acts||Gentle Giant|
Minnear received a classical music education at the Royal Academy of Music, with a degree in composition.
Contributing to the band's success as one of the composers and arrangers, Kerry, unlike most of the keyboardists of his time, chose to create natural sounds from his keyboards. Like the other members of Gentle Giant, he is quite adept on a number of instruments including the cello, drums, guitar, upright bass, vibraphone, recorder, and the flute.
In the years since the disbanding of Gentle Giant, Minnear has been a teacher and a church musician. He and his wife Lesley own Alucard Music, which releases Gentle Giant CDs and DVDs.
His son Sam Minnear is a founding member of alt pop band Misty's Big Adventure.