"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA
Kings and Boozers - featuring a guest appearance by Gary
In late 2017, German folk-punk band Kings and Boozers approached Gary about permission to record a cover version of his song, the old Whisky Priests classic, 'The Raven', for their forthcoming album 'Still Got the Booze'.
Then, in January 2018, they approached him again, this time inviting him to sing guest co-lead vocals on the track. At extremely short notice, Gary roped in his Whisky Priests colleague and duo partner, Mick Tyas, to join him at The Forum Music Centre, Darlington, so that they could record lead vocal parts on the song together, on 26 January, just in time for the CD to go to print at the beginning of February, ready for its official launch on 9 March 2018.
Kings and Boozers grea from the ashes of another German folk-punk band, Lady Godiva, who released several albums during a successful twelve-year period. Lady Godiva supported The Whisky Priests at a number of concerts throughout Germany in the 1990s.