Garry Tibbs

Arranger/ Producer/ Bass player


Gary Tibbs  became a professional musician in the late 70's as a teenage graduate of the then musical revolution in London, Punk Rock. His first group, The Vibrators, a fast and furious outfit ,became popular with the public but not the press(they could play their instruments!).Two albums and numerous tours ensued to critical acclaim. Gary at this time was gaining a reputation for his ability and versatility, unusual for one so young, so recording sessions and subsequent offers kept coming in, notably from Eurythmics and Pretenders. However when approached by boyhood heroes Roxy Music and asked to participate in their reformation, he jumped at the chance. Manifesto and Flesh and Blood albums followed, and by the onset of the 80's their first number one Jealous Guy had Gary at the top. 

However a new movement was again starting, and on being approached by Adam Ant, and realizing his new 'vision' Gary joined Adam and the Ants. Hit records followed during the first half of the 80's. During this period he also worked with the likes of Roger Daltrey, Hazel O'Conner, Tom Verlaine, Stewart Copeland, Bryan Ferry, Carlene Carter and many many more. Television and Theater acting now also started to become a factor and a Johnathan Miller Opera(Beggars Opera) and a couple of BBC TV Dramas followed. Gary also performed on stage in musicals, notably the lead in 'Tommy' and' Chess'. His music, however still flourished, and by the nineties he moved to NY, teamed up with Miami Steve Van Zandt and some of Bruce Springsteen's E street band, recorded with country superstar Dolly Parton and then back to UK for 2 years working with Kirsty Macoll. A move to Los Angeles was next, and due to the onset of new technology Gary started concentrating on composing production music for BMG and later Universal as well as live performance with his current band The Fixx. The Fixx continue to tour in USA to this day and Gary has been a vital part of their 'rebirth'.