Gerry Ranks AKA G STRING
Has been tearing up dancehalls from way back
in the 80's. He first surfaced in the early 80s
playing a set young Naza with the founders
Brother Raga, mingling with the likes of UKs
Barry G, and other MC's
Gerry soon realised his talents and began to
develop the art of chatting over records and also
wiring up sound systems and making speaker
boxes, a talent he holds to this day.
Artist profile for Gerry Ranks AKA G STRING
Written by M. Stephens Imani News May 05 (c)
Gerry Ranks AKA G STRING has been involved in
soca music for over 23 years. As a teenager Gerry
played the steel pans for a school band which led
him to be offered the opportunity to play in London
All stars, one of the Uks top steelbands.
During 1985-97 Gerry was also involved in the one
unity soca sound which also played in the Carnival
Gerrys skills include:
Radio presenting which has included work with
Spectrum DAB radio and Radio Challenge,
broadcasting the Soca review alongside co-presenter
Lady LIBRA from the Squeeze Dem Crew.
A producer managing his own pre production studio.
Gerry also runs a music project for young people
offering them an opportunity to get involved in music
at a grass roots level.
A session drummer gigging with live bands and a
four piece steelband. Gerry has been performing,
Chatting on Soca raga beats since the 80s and
has made two records to date, Serious times and
His first album GT with love was marketed solely
in Guyana. Performing under the name G STRING
this artist is surely one not to be missed.
Look out for the forthcoming album, faces due out
His motto ”each one teach one”
For more info click on link: www.gerryranks.com