Gary was practically born with a guitar around his neck (or so he's been told!). He formed his first band, wrote his first song and made his singing debut at a junior school talent contest at the ripe old age of ten!
Since then he's played with a variety of bands and musicians on stage, in theatres and in the recording studio.
Gary also writes and records his own music in his home studio, and has some songs released by an independent label.
Gary says "The George Harrison Project is a really exciting venture, and it’s a pleasure sharing the stage with my very talented fellow band mates!"
Alan started playing guitar at the age of 12. Six weeks later he found himself in his first band, and has played in bands ever since. Alan started playing in recording sessions from the age of 14. He also writes and records his own music, and promotes local artists, recording at his studio in Essex (a converted large shed hence it being known as The Shedio!).
Alan says “I’ve been a huge fan of The Beatles since I was 5. I remember hearing Hello, Goodbye after my cousin brought it back from the shops, playing it for most of that afternoon, so it was a thrill to be asked to join this venture. George Harrison was an amazingly talented song writer and I look forward to indulging myself into his music and hope you will too.”
Dave is classically trained to degree level, a bass player, an audio engineer, producer and tutor with many years experience. He is at home in the studio, on concert, theatre and festival stages, as well as pubs, weddings and corporate events in the UK and in Europe.
His musical interests and influences range from folk, classical and world music, to rock and metal.
Dave says "Although I never had the opportunity to see George Harrison perform live, The Beatles, The Travelling Wilburys and his solo albums have had a big influence on my musical tastes."
An experienced drummer and percussionist, Allan has been performing a wide variety of live music since the age of 11.
He has played in concert halls, theatres and many high quality venues across Europe, including the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London.
Allan says "I particularly enjoy the music from George's solo career and it's fantastic to be able to perform it on the live stage!"
Phil Toms is an eclectic musician, equally adept at playing classical piano and double bass, programming synths and conducting musical theatre productions. Phil has always been a fan of the Beatles and was inspired by their use of orchestral arrangements and Indian music crossover.
In addition to being a performer, a composer, arranger and educator, Phil is internationally renowned as an authority on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
... and our technical manager, Andy, who looks after our sound and visual.