|Birth name||Gary Alex Gardner|
5 March 1972 |
|Genres||Pop, folk, indie music|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, guitarist, songwriter|
Although only recently starting out with my own music (Started in April 2012) I have been playing for 20 years. I first started out at the Everyman Youth Theatre (Acting Up) in Liverpool where I learnt a few instruments and toured locally and in Germany and Spain. I then went on to teaching what I had learned in a Youth Centre in Liverpool, I also joined a few bands but nothing really ever got started (too many ego’s I think).
Then I met my Future Wife and life went in a different direction, and although I never stopped playing/writing It never went outside of family and friends...until this year when I turned 40. For my 40th Birthday I managed to get Henry Priestman (The Christians) to perform at my house, we had a few conversations about music which in turn had me performing with him on his songs and mine. This ignited the fire that had been dampened for such a long time..So I started to try to record some of my tracks at home, which has resulted in a number of unfinished demo tracks.
I started to put these out on YouTube to see how they would take off, and with a bit of help from friends and work colleagues it started going well...Henry then got back in touch with me and asked if I would get up with him at the Liverpool Museum where he was doing a talk on his music career..I jumped at the chance of course. Recently I have been played on a few Radio stations (Liver Radio where I got some great feedback from the presenters and via the chat room they have, and from Brian Player..Radio Basingstoke/Radio Covent Garden/Radio UK International on the Folk and Acoustic show).
Current demo tracks
- "Human Kind"
- "Who Are You?"
- "Someone's Watching Over Me"
- "The Better Half"
- "My Last Reply"
- "Fall Into Place"
- "Lost Within The Hour"