Gary is a half-Maltese, half-Scouse, singer-songwriter and producer from Liverpool, UK. With a passion for wood carving, his love of guitars and curiosity about the universe and ‘the little revolving ball we live on,’ he lovingly crafts heart-achingly beautiful songs inspired by early Motown, blues and folk.
After stealing his brother’s guitar at the age of eleven, Gary began writing songs imitating those of his idols, Lennon & McCartney, Tim and Neil Finn and the legends that are Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Now, Gary's original songs cross styles and genres with versatility and accomplishment. His sound is a warm, heart-achingly beautiful acoustic blend with lyrics that are both intelligent and relevant.
Whilst studying woodcarving and cabinet making at college, Gary joined the band, ‘Day Without Rain,’ performing at the iconic Mean Fiddler and The Rock Garden in Covent Garden. On relocating to London, the capital became an important part of Gary's life during a time that was the catalyst for personal growth and songwriting.
In the years that followed, Gary returned to his roots in the North West, and found success playing on both sides of the Atlantic to great critical acclaim, including the Palms Hotel Acoustic Asylum in Las Vegas, the Folk 21 West Midlands Showcase and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Gary's debut album, The Cabinet Maker, was launched to a sell-out audience at St George's Hall, Liverpool, and reached number one on Radio Caroline's Album Countdown Chart. The Cabinet Maker received regular airplay on BBC Radio Merseyside, championed by Billy Butler, Spencer Leigh and BBC Introducing’s Dave Monks, as well as a whole host of regional and internet radio stations.
He has shared stages with Lucy Ward, Speirs and Boden, Amy Wadge, Connie Lush, Tom Baxter and Toby Walker. Gary has worked with producers Ronnie Stone and Mike Cave, drummer Steve Barney, singer-songwriter Thea Gilmour, and has co-written with Craig Gannon. He co-produced Elfin Bow’s self-titled debut album which also charted at number five in the Radio Caroline Countdown Chart.
Recently, Gary has been writing and rehearsing Something About Simon; his multimedia tribute to Paul Simon, which will be touring the UK and beyond.
This year, Gary recently recorded at Parr St Studios, Liverpool. He will be contributing four tracks to a vinyl compilation release before finishing his much anticipated second album.
"Gary Edward Jones is an undiscovered gem!
His songs are beautiful and he is a brilliant live performer too. If there is any justice, his new album, The Cabinet Maker, should achieve the recognition it deserves."
Amy Wadge, Grammy Award Winner, co-writer, Ed Sheeran
"Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in a 2015 style... Lots of vast American horizons under a blanket of
a starlit night. Gary Edward Jones will soothe the soul."
Tom Baxter, singer-songwriter