biography

Gary Ryan has been performing on stage from the tender age of fourteen, the same age he purchased and taught himself to play his first Guitar along to the likes of: Neil Diamond, Elvis, The (Mighty) Eagles and The Beatles Etc. He went on to make regular stage appearances solo and with various bands, both here in the UK and abroad.

In the mid 90′s,Gary applied for and gained a place on the popular TV series “Stars in Their Eyes” as Neil Diamond. He won his heat and went on to appear in the first ever “live” grand final of that same TV series.

He came proud second place in the final and at the time there was a dispute in the media of telephone lines “failing” due to unprecedented response from the public. 13 million viewers were reported to have tuned into the program that evening, a night Gary and the rest of the finalist’s of that series will never forget!

After his appearance on Stars in Their Eyes,Gary went on to work all over the World portraying one of his favourite singer songwriters.

 

He also joined the original line up of ‘The Legends show’, which then was called, ‘The Great Legends of Rock’. As time has proven this became a very popular show and Gary carried on performing in ‘Legend’s’ in UK theatre’s, two tours of New Zealand and all around Europe, at corporate event’s also in front of celebrity audiences and Royalty alike.

He was even asked to sing “personally” to Ivana Trump on one occasion!


More recently, Gary has enjoyed numerous summer season’s and  performing regularly on various cruise liners including; P&O’s Ocean Village 1&2, Royal Caribbean ship’s and Thomson liners. Gary also tours with his own Theatre show “Hot August Night’s” which is a live reproduction of two of Neil Diamond’s million selling albums “Hot August Night” & “Hot August Night 2″.

Gary, like his mentors also enjoys writing and recording his own material, some of which he has publishing deals for. These song’s can be heard on his album “Diamond’s N Mine”, which is available from this website or on his shows. The CD consists of a selection of Neil Diamond songs and Gary’s own material.

Four of these song’s, ( two of Neil’s classics & two of Gary’s own composition’s) can be heard by clicking the mp3 icon on this site and the full album is available to buy on the ‘CD Diamond’s N  Mine’ page.Gary is equally at home performing in Theatre’s, Hotel’s, Corporate, Cabaret, and Cruises Etc. and is available for booking via any reputable agent or direct through this website.