Gary Oinnes – Biography (Courtesy of the Artist’s site, 2007)
Gary is from the wonderful village of Spean Bridge up in the Highlands of Scotland and has been playing music professionally for three and a half years. He has been based in Glasgow for most of this time but tours the world with his mischievous smile and purple accordion. The last couple of years have provided Gary with many opportunities and successes including some amazing trips abroad and various television appearances. Gary was in the final 4 of Scotland's Best Up and Coming Musicians at last years Traditional Music Awards in Edinburgh and just a week later came runner up in BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal's Sportsman of the Year Award as a result of his Shinty successes. This year started off very strongly again with a Masters and Apprentice concert at Celtic Connections with Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) before flying off to China a day later to play for the British Chambers of Commerce. Home for one day, he then flew onto Atyrau, Kazakhstan to play for a function which raised $60,000 for a local orphanage. Gary and others involved in the project then went to the orphanage to see the children and to see the difference that past money had made. Gary is involved with 2 bands full time. One of which is The Darien Project who together have been growing from strength to strength and who have this year been involved in festivals in both Italy and France as well as gigs in their home country. The other band is Box Club which is part comprised of 4 of Scotland's top young box players who have just recently finished their critically acclaimed debut tour. Gary looks forward to touring with both bands in the near and far future.
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