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 favorite Singer / Songwriters. He also joined the original line up of "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 the "Legend's" in UK theater'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".
1 hour solo show
With Full Live Band
He can also be booked for 'Vegas' nights in conjunction with Elvis