Born in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada, Gary was the youngest of three children. His family later moved to Dryden Ontario, where he attended Dryden High School. His parents were both musicians and started the family band "The Bordens". Being the son of musicians, music was one of Gary’s earliest passions. By the time Gary was 8 years old he was drumming in the band and a few years later they released their first album. Gary started playing guitar at age 15. Some of his early influences include Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Jeff Beck, Brian May, and Albert Lee.
His formal education included studies at G.I.T. in Hollywood California and after graduating, Gary moved to the Toronto area, where he began to establish a career as a freelance musician. Gary is talented song writer and producer. He has written music for many film and t.v. shows. He has produced songs and albums for indie artists to Sony Nashville Songwriters.
Gary won second place in an international guitar playing contest sponsored by Fender/G.I.T./Eric Clapton.
He has also hosted instructional seminars supported by Boss/Roland and Charvell Jackson Guitars.
Gary has played live with artists such as TORONTO, Sass Jordan,HELIX, Ray Lyell and the Storm . He has also shared the stage with Johny Lang,Tanya Tucker, Humble Pie, Rascal Flatts, Barbara Mandrell, Loverboy, Eddie Money, Gowan, Lonestar ,Brian White, LeAnn Rimes, Nazareth, April Wine, Peter Frampton, Honeymoon Suite, Headpins, Platinum Blonde, David Wilcox, Stampeders, Doc Walker, The Roadhammers, Grand Funk, Lee Aron, Lighthouse, Harlequin, The Kings,Sloan,Trooper, and Phil Naro.
In 2009 Gary started recording songs in his home studio using his own vocals until he could find another vocalist to re-sing on the tracks. Drummer and long time friend, Jamie Constant was impressed with Gary’s vocal talent and they began writing on the project together. In 2012 bass player Doug Evans and guitarist Rick Mead were added to the line up. Upon finding out that Vincent Vangogh was actually his great great uncle, Blood of Vangogh was born. BOVG's received great debut album reviews from around the world. After a line up change, Blood of VanGogh begins to release their second album one song at a time , with video. The first single "LIES" featuring Ronny Munroe has been selected by seven Film Festivals, receiving Gold, Silver, Award of Acknowledgement. Expect to hear more special collaborations on the next singles... Visit our webpage at www.bloodofvangogh.com.
The instrumental album "Chasing A Dream" on which he collaborated with Nashville drummer Rory Faciane was released in 2015 by Tangerine Music Group. The album consists of 8 tracks and is available on itunes now.
Gary continues to be an in demand studio and live musician and is currently recording and writing for numerous projects.