Bio

gary anderson

Pioneer of Popabilly Country

 
Born in Sydney, Australia, Gary Anderson is an international entertainer. 
 
For the past 2 years he has been performing and touring throughout New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia where he is known as the consummate performer. 
 
Gary fuses elements of smooth '80s country and wistful '70s classic rock with crackerjack harmonies and tuneful pop sensibility. Modelled on the rockers of the 60's and taking inspiration from The Eagles, Chris Isaak, Charley Pride, Shakin' Stevens and Roy Orbison, he has mixed country, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll and pop and made up his own brand of music that he calls Popabilly Country.
 
Gary typically sells out 300 - 400 tickets per show currently, and plays 3 shows per week.
 
With much of the elements of fun and happiness void in some of the music today, where bluster and swagger have replaced heart and soul, you half expect some of country music's male stars to be feeling quite jaded. Which is what makes Gary Anderson, a singer now also building a career in both Nashville and Austin, Texas, so undeniably refreshing. Gary is the embodiment of Sixties Rock 'n' roll, all smooth Chris Isaak "goes country" and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics. His songs are intoxicating country sung with the inflections of Elvis Presley. And it's impossible to resist. 

Gary intentionally nods to rock 'n' roll as well as the wild west with country music that is reminiscent of the 1960's, 70's and 80's with a modern day twist. His current full band concerts and shows are performed using a combination of country and pop standards from decades past as well as showcasing his warm ballads and snappy hook-filled original tunes, for a mix that is bringing him international success.

Gary gives some of the country and pop standards a new fresh Popabilly Country treatment, and his originals are being written and recorded for mass appeal and are already getting toes tapping and audiences dancing and singing along in party mode.

Gary is in the studio refining and expanding his catalog with songs from ace Billboard songwriters like Steven McClintock and Tim James from Nashville. The sessions have yielded some of the most traditional-sounding country music today.  Whether he intended it or not, Anderson has filled a void in country music, and soon he can do likewise on country radio. "The commonality with the Eagles, Shakin' Stevens and Chris Isaac is that I set out to make soulful, catchy and accessible music," said Gary. "My greatest compliment is when somebody who says they're not a country music fan says they really like my songs."

Gary Anderson is a showman, both old fashioned and contemporary. And, his music is truly a sound decades in the making that's just right for today. 

*Gary has performed to sold out audiences in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, including performances at the 800 seat “Palms theater" at Melbourne’s Crown casino Australia. He has headlined at Australia’s Tamworth country music festival at Blazes Auditorium (currently ranked in the world’s top 10 country music festivals). He is preparing for an Australian tour in 2019, and has just released his new hit single "Just still letting go"

 

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