Gary Philips

Singing Guitarist
24 Reviews • 32 Bookings

Based In Middletown, NJ


Gary PhilipS is one of the top performers at the Jersey Shore performing at events in a wide variety of venues. He performs for groups at large and intimate settings, weddings, birthdays, beach parties, christenings, cocktail hours, luau, banquets, corporate meetings, assisted living facilities and whatever type of social event that you could think of. He plays a wide variety of music covering the 40’s to the present. He covers over 1000 songs by over 300 different artists. From beach music to oldies to classic rock, Gary has a knack for reading a crowd and knowing exactly what to play, creating a party atmosphere or a laid back vibe or anything in between.

In addition to the guitar, Gary also plays the ukelele and has recently taken up the steel pan.

Gary performs about 200 gigs a year as a singer and guitarist at clubs, parties, music festivals and events. While primarily a solo artist, he add Steel Drum, Percussion, Guitars or Keyboards all needs can be filled. Gary has performed up and down the East Coast from Boston to Key West The Landshark Bar in Atlantic City, Margaritaville Ocho Rios. He has also performed in Scotland and Ireland. Gary was Nominated for Male Vocalist of Year and song of the Year by the NJ Acoustic Music Awards. Gary has had the pleasure of performing with such notables as Ben E King, Darlene Love, Harry Chapin, Don McLean and Doyle Grisham and Peter Mayer of Jimmy Buffetts Coral Reefer Band. Whether you are looking for a solo act, duo, trio or full band Gary PhilipS will make your event a good time.


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John S

Private Party - 2016-11-26

Gary Philips is an unbelievable Musician / Singer. He played a large Family & Friends Party and had all the guests thoroughly entertained and moved by his performance. Even with temperatures on the...

Philip H

Wedding Ceremony - 2016-10-15

Gary was a true professional. He made my daughters ceremony very special. In the future I will use Gary at my next affair. I can't thank him enough.

Nicholas H

Wedding Cocktail Hour - 2016-09-10

I actually messed up and selected the wrong time slot for my wedding cocktail hour, only to realize this a few days before the event and after I had fully paid. Not only was Gary understanding, but se...

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