Gerry was originally from London, Ontario but eventually resided in Brantford, Ontario, Canada ran Counterpoint School of Music and Recording Studio he also ran for Mayor in 1974 for Brantford, Ontario. Gerry was a product of the birth of rock ’n roll in the 1950’s getting his start playing guitar in ‘The Mel-O-Denes’, a rock band in his hometown of London Ontario. From that start, Gerry performed with The Capers - a London group that included drummer Garth Hudson (later with The Band). The Capers had their own TV show on CFPL Channel 10 London. Gerry landed a recording contract in Detroit and had personal appearances with such artists as The Everly Brothers, Paul Anka, Jimmy Rogers, Bill Haley & The Comets, Johnny Cash and others. Gerry was a good friend of Chet Atkins and traveled often to Nashville to further hone his craft under the watchful eye and tutorship of the master himself, “Mister Guitar”.