Gary Stewart is a singer/songwriter from Perthshire who cut his teeth performing on the Leeds Music Scene for 15 years before moving to York where he currently resides. Stewart writes songs in the Folk/Pop vein and is influenced by the Folk Artists of the ’60’s and ’70’s (Paul Simon/James Taylor/The Eagles/Joni Mitchell/Carole King).
The Scottish Songsmith has released four Albums to date, his latest, Lost, Now Found, self-recorded, produced and released in June 2021. The debut single, Leopard received steady A-List radio play on YO1 Radio, BBC Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio and the second single, Hot To Trot, features backing vocals from Rosie Doonan (Birdy/Peter Gabriel).
His debut record, Boy Cries Wolf, garnered much praise from Janice Long and was played on Radio 2 courtesy of Steve Lamacq. The left-hander is also no stranger to the Festival circuit, having played Kendal Calling, Green Man and Larmer Tree Festivals to name but a few.
When not performing his own music, the multi-instrumentalist busies himself playing drums for Hope & Social and bass for Leeds-based Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Weetwood Mac (ex-Ellen & The Escapades). He also fronts his own reworking of Paul Simon’s Classic Album, Graceland, with a seven-piece band who have played many a Theatre and Festival, including Shrewsbury, Towersey, Costa Del Folk, Moonbeams and Underneath The Stars.
“That’s Pop with Pizzaz” (For Folks Sake).
“Reminiscent of a 1960’s bedsit-era Paul Simon” (Northern Sky).
“Definitely onto a winner” (This Is Fake D.I.Y).