Gary Shukoski has recently taken notice that on other artists' "bio" sections, in order to give more weight and/or professionalism to their pages, tend to refer to themselves in the "third person" format. Gary will have no part in this what-so-ever! He has decidedly taken the low road and will henceforth be referring to himself in the "first person" format, starting on or about right...(wait for it)...NOW!
This is a collection of songs I've recorded over the past 15 or so years using various 4-tracks, computers, and programs. All the drums, bass, and keys are played and/or programmed by me with the use of a Boss/Roland DR-5. "Prog Thing"(1998) and "What Child is this"(2002) I recorded on a Tascam 424 4-track tape deck and were later transfered to the digital medium with help from my friend Martin Hill and his Cubase SX program. He also used the same program to help me record "Society's Child"(2003) directly onto his computer. He played and recorded all my rhythm tracks with me on that song. We brought in my friend Ben Mendoza to lay down vocals. When I moved from the Riverside area to San Diego in 2004, Martin gave me a Lexicon sound card and installed Cubase VST on my computer and I recorded "Little Drummer Boy", "Necropolis", "The Rose", and "If Every Day Was Like Christmas"(2004-2007). Then my computer took a dump and I was S.O.L. for about 2 years. Finally in 2009 I got a new one and bought myself an M Box 2 and the latest version of Pro Tools and recorded "Blues Song" and "O' Holy Night". The backing tracks for my latest 2 songs "Song For Venus" and "Inspiration" utilize Pro Tools instruments exclusively.