Fresh from his recent foray into film and TV composing, Gerry recently collaborated with Irish composer/producer David Holmes - together they scored the soundtrack to the upcoming BBC2 Drama series Death and Nightingales. The series stars Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly and is written and directed by Allan Cubitt (The Fall, Prime Suspect). The series will premiere in late November 2018.
Gerry released a solo album in 2012 entitled Speech Project. The album was supported by Arts Council England and The Irish Arts Council. Described by The Guardian as ‘An extraordinary …groundbreaking album,’ the album featured a number of guest collaborators including Shane MacGowan, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey and Martin Hayes.
Past works have included a commission by BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to collaborate with Charlotte Church for a new composition - the resulting work, Identity premiered at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Other previous BBC Radio 3 commissions have included a piece to commemorate the centenary of the well known song Danny Boy. Gerry recorded an interview with boxing legend Barry McGuigan and composed A Father’s Anthem based on the interview recording. The piece premiered on BBC Radio 3 in a live broadcast from Northern Ireland as part of Derry/Londonderry’s City of Culture celebrations.
An award winning producer, production highlights include a Mercury nomination for Sam Lee’s album Ground of it’s Own and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Lisa Knapp’s album Hidden Seam. Gerry produced Lisa Knapp’s debut album Wild & Undaunted which won Mojo Magazine’s Folk Album of the Year. Gerry also produced Tom Robinson’s first album in 20 years Only The Now. As a producer Gerry has worked with a vast array of artists including Graham Coxon, Sir Ian Mckellen, Paul Heaton, James Yorkston, Olly Knights (Turin Brakes), Justin Currie, Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy, Martyn Joseph, Nitin Sawhney, Alasadair Roberts,, TV Smith and many others.
Gerry studied under famed composer and academic the late Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin at University College Cork. A virtuoso fiddle player and multi instrumentalist, Gerry has recorded and performed with a wide range of artists including Youth (Killing Joke), Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson, Jah Wobble, Spiritualized, David Tibet (Current 93) Mundy, Mel C, Van Morrison, The Popes and various others. Recent work has included playing on Damon Albarn’s latest album with The Good the Bad & the Queen. The album was produced by Tony Visconti and was released November 2018