The Gary Summers band are a four-piece, London-based melodic rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Gary Summers.
Think 60’s, 70’s strong memorable melodies with soaring harmonies, singalong choruses, classic rock multi-tracked guitars and keyboards.
Gary has been busy on the live music scene for many years, including most recently as bassist with legendary Gillan drummer Mick Underwood, including an appearance at the 02 Academy in Sheffield and with former Whitesnake rockers Snakecharmer.
Four tracks from the 11 track album ‘One in a Million’ by the Gary Summers band are available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and all good digital stores. The full album is also available to buy at Amazon, check out the reviews there. There are 2 excellent videos to view on Facebook and YouTube for the singles One in a Million and There She Goes
Inspired by The Beatles, Gary first picked up the guitar at the age of 11, persisting to the point where he became good enough to join his first band. The Moonbeats played in dance halls, pubs and social clubs, and later toured the Middle East as The Impulse, performing on TV and radio shows and bringing a little bit of London's "Swinging Sixties" to such exotic places as Beiruit! The Impulse later toured Germany, entertaining US troups in Frankfurt and Bavaria, and made an appearance on German TV program Beat Club following a stint at Munich's premier 60s club "Blow Up".
Further touring followed in Germany and Switzerland with 70s band Sleep. After he returned to the UK, Gary joined Liverpudlian band New Image, touring the UK extensively, and then teamed up with brother Steve in Lip Service (enjoying success with their single "I Am A Fighter"). Musical differences led to Gary's departure, but shortly formed his own band Masochest (playing all their own material), going on to support Souixsie and the Banshees and other well known punk bands in the late 70s. He later teamed up with Bruce Bisland (Sweet, Statetrooper) to form rock/jazz influenced band Bullitz.
After an 8 year layoff, Gary was invited to join his brothers' band The Loudshirts as bassist/vocalist (something of a departure from lead guitar!) playing classic rock covers in Surrey and South London.
Gary has been pivotal in the organisation of various musical charity fund raising events notably Help for Heroes and in recent years has teamed up with Kip Trevor from 70s occult band Black Widowand performed many acoustic guitar/vocal harmony shows as Aged to Perfection. Gary also co-wrote the song "I Believe", with brother Jeff, which appeared on the 2005 Statetrooper album "The Calling".
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