Frequently Asked Questions
How old is Gerard?
Is he married or single?
Does Gerry have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page?
Yes, he does. They can be found with the verified checkmark next to the account name. Any other persons or person claiming to be him should be ignored and reported. These are the links:
How tall is Gerard?
Where does he live?
Does he prefer to be called Gerry or Gerard?
“[in a deep Scottish accent] “GerERD. Your name is GerERD.” And, and, but, it’s funny, but, I did a magazine interview a few years ago, and they asked me, “What do we call you?” And I said, “Well, you say it just ‘Gerry,’” because when Americans say “GerARD,” it drives me crazy, when my mum does that. But they got it the wrong way around, and they put it in the magazine that I hated being called Gerry. And so then all my friends are calling me, going, [in a high-pitched, mocking voice] “Ooh, GERard.” [audience laughs] And [I said] “I didn’t say that! I didn’t say that!”
Does he smoke?
Does he drink alcohol?
No, he does not. He has not had any alcohol since 2012.
What colour are Gerard’s eyes?
Does he have a pet?
What is his favorite color?
Is he gay?
Can I have his phone number?
Does Gerard have an e-mail?
Does Gerard ever visit GB.Net?
Did he do all his own singing in The Phantom of the Opera?
What’s the story behind the ring and bracelet he always wears?
” ANSWER: “You know, funnily enough, .the reason I met Tonya [his assistant] was though an ex-girlfriend of mine.who I went out with for a couple of years and she got me [the ring] after two weeks of going out, it freaked me out because it’s inscripted ‘Dedicated to the one I love.’ We were only seeing each other for two weeks and I was like ‘wait a minute, wait a minute, are you saying you love me?’ She had one from a previous boyfriend. So it was kind of strange that she had one from a previous boyfriend.”
What football club does he support?
I support the Celtic football team which was in the semi-final for the European cup and it was the first time they’ve been in for many years. I went to the game the night before (the audition) in Glasgow with all my crazy Glaswegian friends who screamed at the top of their lungs the whole night and I had to sit there and clap to protect my voice because I was singing for Andrew Lloyd Webber the next day in London.
Does Gerard’s family have a tartan?
Is there more information on his band Speed and did ever record anything?
Gerry and Alan met in a law firm called Morton Fraser. Gerry was a trainee solicitor and Alan was already a qualified lawyer. Alan had a band called “Speed of Life” with a girl singer called Gill Wood. Gerry wanted to hang out with the band and they became friends. Gerry told Alan he could sing and (after an impromptu audition in a pub toilet) ended up singing backing vocals in that band. They recorded three songs with Gerry doing backing vocals. They had some really wild times with that band until Gill left and they decided to carry on with Gerry singing on his own. You can imagine what a good front man Gerry was, and things began to take off for that band.
The bass player was Kenny Mullen who was at Glasgow University with Gerry and was Secretary of the Law faculty Law Society when Gerry was president. Kenny is a very fine bass player (his dad is a drummer). The drummer was David Watt who is one of Scotland’s best drummers. David used to go clubbing with Gerry when they were at University in Glasgow. When Gill left the band they were round at a friends flat (in Edinburgh) who said that there was a guy who played drums living in the flat immediately above. They were looking for a new drummer so they went upstairs and David answered the door. Gerry didn’t know that David was living there! And so they got their new drummer.
Gerry was quite wild in those days and you never knew what he was going to do next! The band had a residency during the Edinburgh Festival in the Fringe Club. They were the house band and went on at 1am after comedians like Rich Hall and Greg Proops had finished their acts. They used to pack the place out and rocked it till it shook. People had to dance on tables and chairs because there wasn’t enough room. Eventually they had to hire Rock Steady to do the security as things could get a
It was not really a college band at all, and Gerry did make recordings, including the song “Going Down Slow” that was played for Kim during the first GB.Net exclusive fan site interview. Speed played some big gigs including an open air gig in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh to an audience of about 10,000 people.
Speed was a cross between the Doors, the Stones and Sly and the Family Stone. Things however did not work out for Gerry as a lawyer and he left Edinburgh to seek fame and fortune in London, commuting up to Scotland for gigs. When the bass player announced that he too was going to London, that was the end of the band. They had a blast and Alan says he would not have missed it.
The recordings of the band are not available for purchase, but Alan says Gerry was justifiably very proud of his singing.