This 2018 Summa Cum Laude graduate of The Berklee College of Music received his degree in Music Business/Management and is a two-time Downbeat Award winner. Gary began playing drums at age four after seeing Ringo & His All-Starr Band in concert.
He received the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, the Berklee Achievement Grant, and the Music Business/Management Marketing & Technology Award. He participated in the Berklee Scholars Assignment Award Program and has earned a place on the Dean’s List for excellent academic performance every semester.
Gary enjoys performing, writing, recording, mixing and self-producing music with his band THE SANE ABANDONED and recently opened for Vinyl Theatre! EPs are available on iTunes and Spotify. He never passes up opportunities that may help him grow as a musician.
He has played gigs in Illinois, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Maryland, Maine, Michigan & Massachusetts.
Associated Bands: 42, The Burning Lights, CASSO, Gary Z’s Jazz Combo, Glenview Concert Band, Green Day Cover Band, I do Declare, Last Resort, The Musos, Nora Tirrell, O Som da Cor, Purple Apple, Saint Nicholas Cage, The Sane Abandoned, The Steve Knecht Band, and ZuckerPunch.
This song came about as a passion project of mine that I wrote about my favorite actress, Dakota Fanning. I had been going through a difficult time in my life, feeling lost about my views on love and overall happiness, and seeing her films, photos, and interviews really filled that hole in my heart that I was feeling all the time. With all of these feelings, I decided to write a thank you of sorts for her. I wrote every part out and recruited some friends of mine to help record it. Spotify
11/11 CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC - Grandpa's Place - Glenview, IL
11/7 - O SOM DA COR - Montrose Saloon - Chicago, IL
10/14 - GLENVIEW CONCERT BAND - Glenview Park Center - Glenview, IL
10/4 - THE SANE ABANDONED - Debonair Social Club - Chicago, IL
8/4 - THE SANE ABANDONED - Grandpa's Place - Glenview, IL
8/4 - THE CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC - Northbrook Days - Northbrook, IL
8/1 - THE SANE ABANDONED - Northbrook Days Festival - Northbrook, IL
7/28 - THE SANE ABANDONED - Independence Tap - Chicago, IL
7/26 - GLENVIEW CONCERT BAND - St Philip Lutheran Church - Glenview, IL
7/4 - GLENVIEW CONCERT BAND - FIREWORKS IN THE GLEN
Gallery Park - Patriot Blvd & Navy Blvd - Glenview, IL
6/30 - THE SANE ABANDONED - Silvie's Lounge - Chicago IL
6/16 - GCB DIXIELAND BAND - Weiss Ace Hardware - Glenview, IL
Fundraiser for Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
6/13 - GLENVIEW CONCERT BAND - Jackman Park - Glenview IL
"BEARFOOT IN THE PARK"
6/2 - NORA TIRRELL (full band) - PA's Lounge - Somerville, MA
5/15 - NORA TIRRELL (full band) - O'Briens Pub - Allston , MA
3/28 - VINYL THEATRE with THE SANE ABANDONED and Dylan Rockoff - The Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT SHOW!
3/26 - NORA TIRRELL (full band) - PA's Lounge - Somerville, MA
1/30 - NORA TIRRELL (full band) - Midway Cafe - Jamaica Plain, MA