Gary Husband
June 14, 1960

Gary Husband - Ranjit Barot
John McLaughlin - Etienne MBappe
Singapore - March 2014

Ranjit Barot - Gary Husband
DRUM Conversation
Oslo - Norway - 2012

Vinnie Colaiuta - John McLaughlin
Gary Husband - Matthew Garrison


Gary Husband - Billy Cobham
Drum Duet - Berlin - 1995

Gary Husband Drum Solo
Allan Holdsworth Band US Tour - 1992

Gary Husband - Jack Bruce Trio
One Word - 1993

© Naoju Nakamura
Gary Husband
Gary Husband is one of a rare breed of musicians in that his expression is divided equally in his capacity as a drummer and a keyboardist of international repute. His classical roots, his quest and development in the improvisational, jazz and jazz/fusion areas – not to mention his tenure in the pop, rock, funk and blues circuits – are all evident inside Gary’s distinct and far- reaching musical personality.

His solo album and DVD output over the last several years has also reinforced his status as a critically acclaimed writer and arranger in the contemporary music world.

He released his first (all-synthesizer) album (‘Diary Of A Plastic Box’) in 1998 and from 1999 to 2002 he led his Gary Husband New Trio (featuring bassist Mick Hutton and drummer Gene Calderazzo) recording two albums with the group. In the summer of 2003 Gary was awarded a highly coveted place on the Arts Council of England’s Contemporary Music Network touring scheme to lead a hand-picked ensemble for a concert tour across the UK in March 2004. This project, entitled Gary Husband’s Force Majeure, (featuring Randy Brecker, Matthew Garrison, Jim Beard, Elliot Mason, Jerry Goodman and Arto Tuncboyaciyan) was so successful that it returned to the UK in March 2005 for a further series of concerts including a sell-out week’s residency at Ronnie Scott’s Club, London. Among his several ambitious solo piano recordings is the highly-acclaimed ‘A Meeting Of Spirits – Interpretations Of The Music of John McLaughlin’ – an innovative and passionate portrayal of some of the guitarist’s most famous music. His recent group project (Gary Husband’s Drive) released the album ‘Hotwired’ in 2009.

Gary continues to devote a substantial portion of his time to other artists’ projects, new collaborations, educational programmes and drum clinics. His typically diverse range of associations and credits include projects with artists such as Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, Mike Stern, British pop/funk band Level 42, Gary Moore, Robin Trower, fusion / jam band Gongzilla, Christof Lauer Trio (with Michel Godard), Germany’s NDR Big Band, HR Big Band and others. He has also performed with Jeff Beck, Chris Squire, Al Jarreau, Maria Schneider, Geoffrey Keezer & Christian McBride, Eddie Van Halen, Bob Berg, Joe Lovano, Aydin Esen, Andy Summers, Peter Erskine, Ron Sexsmith, Wayne Krantz, Olga Konkova, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Phillips, Omar Hakim, Michael Gibbs, Steve Hackett and drum n’ bass protagonists Lemon ‘D’ and Dillinger.

He is also keyboardist & second drummer in John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension.

© Allan Titmuss

© Allan Titmuss

© Simon Horswell

Allan Holdsworth - Jimmy Johnson - Gary Husband

© Carsten Weide

© Naoju Nakamura

© Stephen Jay

the Gretsch Kit - some years ago...

thanks for your visit!

220'000 subscribers