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Keynetic Records – Let The Light In – 2010

Sam and Gary’s new album “Let The Light In” is a recording of a performance at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in Melbourne on the 7th of March 2010. Containing a few originals and songs by great soul and R&B artisits like Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, it is a snap shot of a collaboration beginning in 1997, a partnership where the joy of playing great songs together, honestly and with open hearts, is at the centre of every performance.

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Australian born of Indian heritage, Gary Pinto is regarded by his musical peers as being a rare talent who has the ability to touch the hearts of those who see him perform. This was evidenced when he received a standing ovation from Motown legend Smokey Robinson after witnessing Gary perform at a prayer meeting in Los Angeles. Gary also received accolades from soul legend Stevie Wonder after being asked to perform at his daughter Sophia’s 16th birthday. Having been described as “ of the most exciting solo vocalists in Australia and an artist Terence Trent D’arby and Lenny Kravitz would tip their hats to”, (Herald Sun), Gary sees these comparisons as flattering, describing his style as “..a unique crossing of cultures. Having been immersed in so many various styles of music throughout my life and coming from an Indian background, I tend to cross-pollinate cultures through my music and give it a signature of my own.”

Gary’s musical background includes fronting the multi platinum selling band CDB, widely regarded as pioneers of R&B music in Australia. Through this involvement, Gary released two albums through Sony Music and toured extensively throughout the regions oF Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Performing alongside John Denver in Seoul Korea to a live audience of 100 000 and a television audience of 77 million proves one of the many highlights. CDB’s first album debuted ahead the likes of Madonna and the Beatles Anthology album.

With a socially relevant undertone running through his music, Gary’s strength lies in his lyrics which convey a message of hope and love, highlighting situations that are often overlooked but nonetheless prevalent in society today.

Gary has established an immense catalogue of songs, having collaborated with Justin Stanley (Nikka Costa), Jamie Jaz (Rahsaan Patterson), Guy Sebastian, Charlie Midnight and Mark Swersky (James Brown, Joe Cocker, Hilary Duff), Dave Darling (Brian Setzer Orchestra), Dan Rothchild (Tonic), Dwayne (The Unit, India Arie), Brad Pinto and Diesel. Gary has developed a sound that is both credible and commercially appealing.

Gary has also written songs for a number of Australian artisits including Guy Sebastian, Mr Timothy, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu, Jimmy Barnes, Jade Macrae, American soul singer Taylor Dane and German pop sensation Monrose.


At Bennetts Lane, Melbourne 2008 (Photo: Megan Evans)