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“Though Stockdale has worked in the music business for decades, he never considered himself a real songwriter, not like Browne or Schock. Instead, he was a gun for hire, working as an assistant for Lalo Schifrin; singing and acting in Steven Bochco's epic TV flop "Cop/Rock"; penning scores for '80s jiggle flicks like "Hard Ticket to Hawaii"; gigging and recording with Bill Mumy's rock band, The Jenerators; and writing music for TV series like "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "Penn & Teller's Bulls---!" As he got older, though, Stockdale's appreciation for people like Browne grew, people who, he said, "have put their lives and their thoughts into perfect little four-and-a-half-minute novels, full of demons and saints and villains and victims." One day Stockdale finally decided it was time to stop writing "what other people wanted me to write" and, instead, commit himself to becoming a real singer-songwriter. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/dec/06/blues-bop-and-books-concert-on-dec-8-in-”
“The first thing that will hit you upon hearing this album is Gary Stockdale's impressive vocals. He has a voice that was sent from the heavens above. His lyrics are the second thing that will grab your attention and fast. They are representative of how he sees the world. He shoots from the hip. His sentimental side lights up the room, but he can also have you up on the dance floor in a New York minute. His sense of humor explodes and flows easily from every pore of his being. With Gary Stockdale, combine strong vocals, exceptional songwriting, natural charisma and kick ass sense of humor. Marry that with some of the finest instrumentation you can imagine, package it and you have "Sure Of Mice Elf". It is absolutely infectious! Not only is the instrumentation brilliant but the production, mixing and mastering on "Sure Of Mice Elf" top notch. Read More: http://www.indieshowcase.net/index.php?topic=1043.0”