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Gary Baker, known by his stage name Gary Go, is a singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and multimedia artist.

Gary Go
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Gary Go recording in his studio The Canvas Room.
Background information
OriginLondon, United Kingdom
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Synths
  • Guitar
  • Computer
Labels
Associated acts

BiographyEdit

His debut album "Gary Go" was released in 2009, spawning the hit single "Wonderful". The same year, Lady Gaga referred to Gary Go as "my favourite new artist this year" after performing a rendition of "Just Dance", inspired by his cover of the song.[1]

Gary Go went on to collaborate with electro pioneer and Grammy Award winning DJ Benny Benassi, writing and performing three consecutive #1 club records. The club crossover hit "Cinema", rose rapidly to #1 on the US Billboard and UK Club Charts. "Cinema" was awarded a Grammy Award through the remix by electronic music producer Skrillex. Artist and producer Kanye West referred to the remix as "one of the greatest works of art ever made".[2]

In 2012, Gary Go released "Now Was Once The Future", a videotape and original soundtrack. The intimate short-film, written and directed by Gary Go, chronicles the end of a relationship and a journey of self-rediscovery.

"Crying Sound" was released January 2015 via a lyric video on YouTube, where Gary's personal phone number was featured, inviting viewers to call him with the answer to the question "What stops your crying sound?".

Gary Go has also written and produced songs released by artists including Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Take That, Steve Angello, Ruby Rose, Kylie Minogue, Simply Red, The 2 Bears, Ronan Keating, Joseph Arthur, Katharine McPhee, Carina Round, Laleh and Juliette Lewis.

InnovationEdit

Twitter & iPhoneEdit

Gary Go has gained publicity and media attention for his use of technology and social media tools. He successfully used Twitter as a tool for collaborative songwriting, and has written songs and performed via the iPhone.[3]

The track "The Heart Balloon" was conceived on the iPhone after uploading an image of a heart-shaped balloon entangled with a tree. Go then asked his Twitter followers to send in lyric suggestions.[4] The track was given away as a download to raise money and awareness for the British Heart Foundation with all proceeds going to the charity.[5][6]

Gary Go also did special performances at Apple Inc. shops in London and New York, where he performed tracks with the iPhone and described how he used it as a composition tool.[7]

"My First Twook"Edit

In December 2011, Gary Go released his literary debut "My First Twook" – an illustrated collection of musings from his Twitter feed.

The book contains over 100 tweeted thoughts from the Twitter feed of Gary Go, that were colourfully brought to life in illustrations by designer Flo Chaplin. The foreword reads: "These are random thoughts, observations, musings. With an analogue heart, I wanted to bring some of these thoughts into the real world. Why not? What if the internet gets deleted!?"[8]

Limited edition copies of the book were given as a gift to artists performing at MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011.

Performer DiscographyEdit

Year Title Artist Type Credit Notes
2006 So So... Ep Gary Go EP Writer, Producer, Performer
2007 The Diary of Rodney Harvey Gary Go EP Writer, Producer, Performer
2009 Napster Live Sessions Gary Go Napster exclusive EP Writer, Performer
2009 The Heart Balloon Gary Go Song for the British Heart Foundation Writer, Performer
2009 Gary Go Gary Go Album Writer, Producer, Performer UK Top 20, US iTunes Top 10
2009 Wonderful Gary Go Single Writer, Producer, Performer UK Top 20, US Top 40, Italy #1, US iTunes "Pop Song Of The Year"
2011 Magic The Knocks ft. Gary Go Single Writer, Producer, Performer
2011 Close To Me Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go Single Writer, Performer UK #1 Club Chart
2011 Control Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go Single Writer, Performer UK #1 Club Chart
2011 Cinema Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go Single Writer, Performer Platinum Award Winning, US Top 40, 200 weeks on Billboard Dance Chart
2011 Cinema Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go (Skrillex Remix) Single Writer, Performer Grammy Award Winning
2012 Now Was Once The Future Gary Go Album (Videotape & Soundtrack) Writer, Producer, Performer
2013 Through The Walls Gary Go Single (Audiovisual Project) Writer, Performer
2015 Crying Sound Gary Go Single Writer, Producer, Performer
2015 Prisoner Steve Angello ft. Gary Go Single Writer, Performer

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Type Credits
2005 Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Direct-to-DVD film Songwriter
2006 Casper's Scare School Direct-to-DVD film Songwriter
2007 Reflections Of A Skyline Short film Composer
2011 Cinema Benny Benassi music video Composer, Creative Director
2012 Guilty Pleasure Ruby Rose music video Writer, Director
2012 Now Was Once The Future Short film Composer, Writer, Director, Editor
2013 Through The Walls Audiovisual project Composer, Writer, Director
2014 Just Before I Go Feature film Songwriter
2014 Cinema ft. Carina Round Short film Composer, Writer
2015 Home Feature film Songwriter
2016 Friend Request Feature film Composer
2016 Welcome to Germany Feature film Composer

BibliographyEdit

Year Title Type Credits
2011 My First Twook Illustrated book of Gary Go's tweets Author

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 'Lady Gaga Crazy for Go Audio' Skope
  2. ^ "Why Does America Love Skrillex?". Vulture. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2018. "Kanye West spent New Year’s Eve [2011] tweeting about [Skrillex], including the allegation that his remix of Benny Benassi’s 'Cinema' is 'one of the greatest works of art ever made.'"
  3. ^ Singer Gary Go makes sweet music with iPhone CNN
  4. ^ Gary Go solicits lyrics via Twitter Spinnermusic.co.uk; 19-08-09; Accessed 19-08-09
  5. ^ [1] The Heart Balloon BHF.org.uk 28-08-09; Accessed 28-08-09
  6. ^ [2] Daily Mail
  7. ^ Superfuture on iPhone This is London article; 19-08-09; Accessed 19-08-09
  8. ^ [3] Gary Go Official Store MY FIRST TWOOK

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