Gary has been providing entertainment and music for a host of occasions such as weddings, family parties, corporate events, themed nights and cabaret throughout the central area of Scotland for the past twenty-five years.
Covering popular tracks from the 60s through to the latest chart hits plus ceremony music and drinks reception if required Gary can provide entertainment for you and your guests for the whole day and evening. He will add extra band members depending on your event and will have your guests up on their feet all night long in a relaxed fun way.
Although known from his days with The Singing Kettle he has always entertained the bigger kids at Weddings and Family Parties and with his infectious bubbly personality Gary has all the main ingredients and experience for getting any party started.
He has composed and produced music for the BBC and ITV, played at the Edinburgh Festival, The London Palladium , Glasgow Year of Culture, played for Prince Charles and has appeared on numerous recordings of DVDs and Online Streaming
His musical ability on Accordion, Keyboards and Trombone are second to none - The Glasgow Herald quotes Gary as being "as slick as brill cream"
Gary received an MBE in 1999 and is proud to be the patron of Down’s Syndrome Scotland
He was also named Alumni of the Year in 2014 by Napier University
So if you want your event to meet all your expectations then why not contact Gary. See Contact page for bookings and enquiries. To avoid any disappointment with Special Dates, booking early is strongly recommended as Gary has had a full Entertainment Calendar for the last Twenty Years and frequently finds himself being systematically booked for the same clients year after year!
From the first dance to your last dance it will be a night to remember!
Thank you very much for making our staff party such a great night. The atmosphere on the night was more like a party than a ceilidh with everyone joining in and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Investment Administration Manager
Bank of Scotland
"The Xmas events which you played at really added to the guest’s enjoyment of the hotel.
I look forward to working again with you next year."
Airth Castle Hotel and Spa Resort
Thanks for another great ceilidh. You always appear very cheery Gary and very positive and in my opinion I think the children take to that.
All the children had a brilliant time and this was all down to how you organized and led the party. All we had to do was turn up.
Sighthill School Edinburgh
Although this is the fifth year that you have played at the Annual Dinner Dance at the Dunblane Hydro you keep the farmers entertained with songs and dancing and we very much looking forward to your band playing once again at our Annual Dinner.
Aberdeen Angus Society
I have engaged Gary on a regular basis for our International Nights when our Club hosts Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars from around the world. The guests just love the way he involves them in a mix of songs, from Scotland and their home countries, and dance. He is a star entertainer providing a great fun night for all age groups.
Secretary, Rotary Club of Portobello
Gary has entertained the staff at Macfarlan Smith on various occasions such as the formal annual Dinner Dance at Prestonfield House Hotel –supplying band and disco- to a more informal get-together at Hearts football Stadium.
No matter what the occasion the professional and cheery attitude that Gary displays, along with his great selection of music and songs, make these events such an easy any enjoyable night for the staff.