Raised in an environment where rock music was forbidden and
movies were frowned upon was a driving force behind Gary having
to secretly teach himself to play guitar. Perhaps this was a catalyst,
because his determination to conquer his passion no matter the consequences
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Gary was a self-taught
musician by the age of thirteen and sixteen when he played in his
first band. He has played in a variety of projects including rock and
progressive rock, progressive jazz, classical, blues and rockabilly.
Later, with the initial goal to play cello in the Cleveland Orchestra,
he attended music school to study theory and composition until he
was approached by a playwright to compose acoustic pieces for stage.
Gary moved to Los Angeles where he continued to
focus on developing his own sound while working within the early
stages of Oxygen Media Network Library and as a multi-instrumentalist
releasing CD’s independently with an Australian record label. From
there he had the opportunity to spend a few years in Portland where
he taught guitar, bass, drums, and scored a variety of projects from feature
films to television commercials, some of which also included sound design
and sound re-recording.
After returning home to Los Angeles, Gary continues
to work as a film composer, sound engineer, sound designer and editor
and has independently released his own CD’s “Paragon” and “Hurry
Up And Wait” highlighting his award-winning original instrumental
music, some of which is still circulating on CD Baby, I-Tunes, Amazon,
and many others.
Throughout this time Gary has worked hard on establishing
his unique writing style that combines a blend of textures from
gentle soundscapes to rocky rhythms, intricate time signatures,
with strong melodies and explosive guitar techniques.
This band is the product of a musical vision he’s
had for many years.
Welcome to Magellans Ghost.