At a very early age, Gary had a love for music. At age 9 he began taking piano lessons from a blind piano teacher and at 14 he started on the bass guitar playing in garage bands with his schoolmates. Throughout high school G took part in every music class he could get into including, concert and marching bands, where he played trumpet, French horn, baritone and tuba. He also played bass guitar in the jazz band where he won a seat, his senior year, performing at the Mobile Jazz Festival with the Alabama All State Jazz Band. In college, Gary studied music and performing arts, majoring on the double bass. In the year 1984, he began his long trek playing with several different bands and performing all across the country and the world. Today, Gary still writes songs and composes music because it will always be in his blood.