Check the other members' biographies:
- Davie Henry
- Brian Nicholson
- John Robert
Gary was born in Lerwick, in 1958. He comes from a musical
family: both his father and grandfather playing mandolin
before him, and his maternal grandfather was a fiddler.
Gary started to play the mandolin at 12 years old, but
later took up guitar and played with rock bands during
his school years.
He later took up drums, and at 15 received drum lessons
from Douglas Johnson. This led to Gary joining "The Apollos"
a popular dance band around Shetland in the 70's. This
was a great learning experiance for Gary.
Once Gary reached 18, he was old enough to get in to "The
Lounge" in Lerwick - a popular pub for traditional music
sessions - and this was to change his musical direction.
He was greatly encouraged by the help and advice of the
late Ronnie Cooper.
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