Gerry is a very talented Catholic poet who has a magical knack of putting his words to music. He has written songs in most styles from Country to ballads, which appeal to all tastes and ages. In the past few years, he has performed almost 300 concerts for Catholic Charities in parishes throughout the UK.
He has spent almost all his adult life writing and performing his own original songs. "He makes poetry intimate but also relevant for today"
Gerry's mission is to create a Catholic Arts industry within the Church to encourage the many talented people of all ages and arts genre. He has already published over 2000 new poets and created a mobile art exhibition, with over 350 works, launched at the Edinburgh Arts Festival.
STOP PRESS: New online Catholic radio - Heaven's Road fm (www.heavensroadfm.com) now broadcasting 24/7 PLUS relaying over 35+ live Masses each day and has 300+ podcasts available 'on demand'.
This new radio builds on the experience Gerry gained after founding the Papal Visit radio and is run largely by the same trusty band of volunteers.
Tune in and follow the next generation of online Catholic Radio at www.heavensroadfm.com ! There's lot's of room for more team members, you don't need experience with radio or to live near Guildford to help. Contact Gerry on firstname.lastname@example.org
One of Gerry's most memorable songs is called "Imagine being Crucified"
Gerry wrote a song, "Pope Benedict is Coming", especially for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 - Click here to watch it.
Gerry is also giving a series of concerts nationwide featuring his original songs and poetry.
His previous gigs and festival appearances have been compared to a musical mission, as his poignant lyrics and prose leave the audience thinking deeply about their Christian faith, their lives and most dramatically, thinking about how they treat other people. His views are presented musically in a wide variety of foot tapping styles to suit everybody, and involve an amazing journey of emotions from tears to laughter. "Jesus is My Friend" is one his most requested songs. Click here to read it
"Paints wonderful pictures with words and music". "Child Soldiers of War and Vulnerable Ladies really got me thinking". "The Blind Man and Do you remember me? made me grateful for my own health!"
Gerry has written eight sets of original Christian Poetry books (containing over 1,500 poems altogether) with accompanying music CDs:
The Shores of Heaven Beneath God's Wind Put the CHRIST back into Christmas Journey to the Light Nurses are Sometimes Angels Was God's favourite colour blue? Church Bells are Ringing God's World is Getting Hotter