In Chronological Order  from January 2012 to November 2015
  • Heard Alfie Boe sing 'Bring Him Home' - Inspired Gary
  • Began group singing lessons in order to sing 'Bring Him Home'
  • May 2012, performed 'Bring Him Home' for the first time to friends and family. This was the first time Gary's wife, of 26 years, had heard him sing a song
  • Went to first open mic at 'The Show Off ' (Charing Cross Road, London)
  • Invited to sing on David Bedella's 'After Show' cabaret at the Alleycat Club, Denmark Street, London
  • Auditioned for Old Vic musical 'Epidemic' and got a featured part
  • Got part in Les Miserables, the movie
  • Rehearsed reading of, In Da Mix, at The Theatre Royal Stratford
  • Auditioned for and awarded a place at, Rose Bruford College for a Theatre Acting Course (12 months)
  • Went to 'Le Crazy Coqs' Open Mic (Piccadilly)
  • Continued to sing at Open Mic events to develop skills, confidence and rep (to this day)
  • Auditioned and got principal role in Cinderella (Boom or Bust), at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane (asked to sing the only solo song)
  • Contacted by agent who then put Gary on their books
  • Auditioned for Damn Yankees at The Landor Theatre, Clapham, and got principal role of, Joe Boyd (Old Joe)
  • Asked to put on a solo cabaret at, Le Crazy Coqs (Piccadilly). Presented: A Tribute to Johnny Mathis
  • First lead role in, The Baker's Wife, at The Drayton Arms Theatre, Kensington, London playing, Aimable
  • Accepted a solo cabaret job in Belgium (November 2015).
Gary has also sung at many charity events, and private functions during the above time.

Gary knew at the age of 11, he wanted to act. He clearly remembers watching a movie he shouldn't have been watching, The Godfather, and that was the catalyst. "I knew for years that I wanted to be an actor, but it wasn't until I saw The Godfather, that it became a definitive need rather than a want. Quite simply, I needed to make people react the way I, and so many others react, when watching a movie, with all the myriad of emotions therein".


Family pressures meant Gary couldn't choose his own route, and then with marriage, mortgage and children, he forgot about his early dreams.


Fortunately, the needs and dreams combined with powerful emotions, were brought back to the forefront in early 2012, and this is where his story begins.


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