Gary, along with Steve Norman, John Keeble and Tony Hadley formed the band that, with the addition of Gary’s brother, Martin, would eventually be known as Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful groups of the eighties and beyond. Gary has become one of pop’s most successful songwriters, responsible for the words and music of all of Spandau Ballet’s 23 hit singles, including classics like True, Gold, Through The Barricades, Lifeline, Only When You Leave and more recently, Steal.
As well as having covers and interpolations made by artists such as Nelly, Lloyd and the Black Eyed Peas, Gary’s songs have been used for TV shows worldwide, including Spin City, the Simpsons and Ugly Betty. They have also appeared in Hollywood blockbusters such as the Wedding Singer, Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and Sky High.
Gary acted, first in the hit British gangster movie, the Krays, and then in Hollywood movies, including the Bodyguard with Kevin Costner, and the Quentin Tarantino production, Killing Zoe. He also made his theatrical debut in the London West End production of Art and Harold Pinter’s Party Time and Celebration as part of a season of Pinter’s one-act plays called Pinter at the Pinter in London’s West End.