Gary Sfraga AKA Gary PhilipS began performing at the age of 6, often singing unaccompanied. He played with various rock bands and in the 60's and 70's in Northern New Jersey and Queens, NY. Later in the 70's he ventured out on his own, mixing the folk music of his early youth with the rock, playing at area colleges, including Fairfield University, William Paterson College, Wagner College. He also performed with Harry Chapin and Don McLean during that time. Gary took some time off from performing in public but has recently burst back onto the musical scene at the Jersey Shore.
A versatile performer, Gary performs as a solo act, duo, trio or with his band, The Jersey Coast Reef Band, depending on your needs. Playing a style known as Trop Rock, a combination of Rock, Southern Rock, and Country music all with a Tropical feel, he covers numerous artists from the 50 through the present, with a summery sound. Gary has recently began composing some songs on his own as well as co-writing with a long lost friend from Arizona, Phil Corso, under the names of AKA and Baja-Dos Amigos Viejo mixing tropical and southwest flavors.