NOW ACTING*** Born in Sheepshead Bay~ Brooklyn, New York 2nd gen Italian/American
Gary Private started out as a drummer playing the N.Y. club circuit (Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, Coventry) etc; with many NYC bands
(Legs Latreau, Dancer, Arrival) continuing on to front his own band. Signing a recording contract as singer/songwriter,
G.Pvt. went on to record with Select Records. Soon after a requested performance at Studio 54 (NYC) for Calvin Klein’s birthday party,
he was signed by Atlantic Records which then released a remake of the Four Tops song "Reach Out, I'll Be There."
The next record on Atlantic was "Secret Love" (now available on ITUNES, RHAPSODY, etc...) which featured original songs written by Private.
Following this, (4 albums and 7 singles) Private was featured on "Dick Clark's American Bandstand" twice,
"Playboy's Girls of Rock-N-Roll", Disney's "Flight of the Navigator", daytime soap "One Life To Live", "TeenBeat magazine", Details Magazine and "Billboard Magazine's Top Album and Single picks"....... Gary has worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world: "T.M.Stevens" on bass,
David Bowie's "Stan Harrison" on sax, the Uptown Horns"Arno Hecht" on sax, Steely Dan's "Elliott Randall" on guitar,
Meatloaf's "Bob Kulick" on guitar and probably the greatest all time Rock-N-Roll bass player Kenny "Double A" Aaronson.
In earlier years he played with great local NYC musicians like: Steve Restaino on guitar,
Gus "Gussy Kidd" Sasso on drums,
Frank Diorio on drums; Mick Pappagallo on bass; the amazing Elliott Glenn on every instrument
imaginable, and Richard Younger backing vocals.
Produced by Himself, Steve Tyrell w/Barry Mann, David Kitay, Fred Munao, Elliott Glenn and Rick Knowles..................
~~~ In 1985 he moved to Los Angeles. Still traveling both coasts and in between !!! 2016 still singing, acting and producing music & films.