About Gary

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

About Gary

Gary Lightbody (born 15 June 1976) is a Northern Irish musician and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Snow Patrol.

He writes as essayist articles or columns in various music magazines and newspapers like Q magazine and previously wrote for The Irish Times music section as guest-editor. As an impassioned music fan and DJ he recommends in his blogs or essays albums and artists of different and wide-ranging genres of music. In the magazine “The New Statesman“, he referred to his journey to Uganda with the aid organisation Save the Children.

Gary Lightbody is currently on the board of directors of the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Northern Ireland, a project set up to give young artists a place where they can share ideas and kick-start their music careers, as often is the trend of talent leaving the country from lack of appraisal. He supported young bands from Northern Ireland and involved them as support bands to shows of Snow Patrol‘s UK & Ireland Arena Tour of February–March 2009.

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