Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

This month I have worked on the underscoring for Tennesee Williams' play "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" with fellow musicians Simon Beddoe, Matthew Bourne, Richard Ormrod and Joost Hendrickx. We have created a unique improvised soundtrack for the play, working alongside the actors to make something fully intergrated with their perfomance.
There's a link to the Guardian newspaper online, a video about the making of the music for this exciting project. 

To see the video click on the link below 


Here's some recent photos from a gig I did with the 
Al Wood Nine
at Wigan Jazz Club

Al Wood -  Leader, Trumpet & Alto Saxophone
Jim Corry - Alto Saxophone
James Russell - Alto Saxophone
Stuart MacDonald - Tenor Saxophone
Simon Kaylor - Tenor Saxophone
Sam Thornton - Baritone Saxophone
Graham Hearn - Piano
Bob Howard - Drums

...and me on Double Bass!


My personal favorite clip from the Svarc Trio set

"Chainsaw Snore"

With some ring modulator and octave madness!
This is great fun to play live!

Another clip from the same gig with Svarc Trio.

Inprint Live @ Sela bar, Leeds.

Here's a new tune from Svarc Trio
Hope you enjoy!

Here's a snapshot from the recent Yorkshire Jazz Awards, of  
Tony Faulkner's Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra.

Where Tony won his lifetime achievement award.

I'm the one at the back...holding the double bass!


A clip from the Jamil Sheriff Big Band album Ichthyology
featuring yours truly on double bass!
Check out the awesome EWI solo (Electronic Wind Instrument) from Joel Purnell.


Here's a brand new clip of me playing John Coltrane's Giant Steps
Filmed by my old mate, the amazing guitarist Tom Quayle
Hope you like my bass face!


Check out this new clip of the Jamil Sheriff Trio, featuring  Jamil on piano, myself on double bass and Dave Walsh at the drums, we had a lot of fun rehearsing and recording this tune! 


So here we are...
Welcome to my new website and thanks for visiting!

First off I'd like to thank the multi talented Graham Garside for his work on this wonderful website! 
Graham is a fantastic guitarist, who I am fortunate enough to play with. 
What can I say, other than, if you like what you see or need a guitarist/guitar teacher then contact Graham and I'm sure he'll oblige!
Here's a link to his website -

I've got a few new and exciting projects coming up in 2012, 
including a trio with Jamie Taylor and Dave Walsha new 9 piece band led by multi instrumentalist Al Wooda piano trio with Jamil Sheriff and Dave Walsh and the aforementioned trio with Graham Garside.

Some things with existing bands too, including a couple of gigs with the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra (starting rehearsals soon!).
Finishing off mixing and designing the debut release from Svarc Trio featuring myself - double/electric bass, Nik Svarc - guitar and Dave Walsh - drums. With guest appearances from Russell Van Den Berg - tenor saxophone and Matthew Bourne - fender rhodes. Release date coming soon!!!

Look out for some more blog action soon...
All the best, Garry.

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