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Gareth was born in Sale, Greater Manchester, England. Not really having a clue what to do with his life, one night he wondered over to his cousins house who lived on the same estate as Gareth, His cousin played a song on his Tape player called "Wonderwall" By a band called "Oasis". This had an instant effect on Gareth and shortly after a friend would give him an acoustic guitar which he began teaching him self on at about 15 . At 16 he began to learn the basics on Piano for a year from a friends uncle, his granparents bought him a very old and worn out piano for £50 which he says "I had to play it in tune...some of the keys didn't work but it made a sound and that was good enough" He would then spend 2 years studying a Music Tech course at City College Manchester. After Studying Music Tech Gareth decided to start learning Classical piano seriously. Over the next few years he messed around in a few bands and gigged as a solo artist whilst struggling to to play the piano a few hours a night after work at his granparents house..Gareth laughs "I always knew when eastenders was on..I could hear my gran shout in an irish accent" .."Not That fecking noise again" . He embarked on recording a 5 track demo in SSL studios Watford with Producer Hill briggs. One track "Arietta" was later signed to publishing label White glove music in the USA. The same track was released on a compilation album via Chromium Records, Things became quiet for the next 2 years on the recording side untill a brush in with a hare Krishna which he met in the street. Gareth then spent the next year Hanging around with the hare krishnas and at one point had a choice to go to live in a Temple in Newzealand or stay in England and concentrate on his music..He chose to stay in England and recorded lots more material in his home studio whilst producing his first album "Thinking out loud" which he managed to sell a few hundred copies of in Japan. The album gained interest from some USA Publishers and some songs were added to their catalogues. He appeared on Radio stations and in local news papers. Gareth spent 2007 to 2008 in a 3 piece band called "Audio Jack" as the lead guitarist and lead vocals. The band folded and now he is back working on a solo career. He has recently recorded his first "Real" album as he puts it, entitled "Moving in Circles" which was Recorded @ Astar studios , Manchester in 2008. Produced by Andy Ross. The drums were played by Simon Moore who Played Drums on Ian Browns last few albums and photography by Karen McBride who has working with the likes of Oasis, Robbie Williams and more recently The Ting Tings. The end of 2009 Seen Gareth recording and producing an Electronic Album "The Electronic Era" which covers a variety of different "Electronic" styles of music from Dance to Drum n Bass, although Gareth seen this album as more of a learning curve. Now armed with a better understanding of electronic music he is currently working on another Electronic/Indie album. Among all of the musical goings on Gareth started to pursue an acting career in 2007 and has spent the last few years "learning" to act. ..