Gary Lamb was born and raised along the Central California Coast, he is a pianist/composer who always had a deep appreciation and love of nature. Especially the mountains and coastal regions of Carmel, Big Sur, and the Monterey Bay where he spent many days of his youth. From an early age, Gary was called a musical prodigy, being able to play any instrument that he wanted to try. By the time he was 12, Gary was conducting a 100 piece orchestra at his school in Pacific Grove, California. His love of surfing and the ocean deepened in his teenage years and he went on to teach himself piano and drums. His attraction to the piano first became evident to his mother when Gary was only 4 years old. He called her into his aunt's parlor to show her an original piece of music. To this day, those that knew Gary as a young boy still marvel at his outstanding and natural musical talents.
Gary Lamb's composing, recording, and performing excellence became immediately evident with the release of his still top-selling debut, "A Walk In The Garden" (1987). This impressionistic solo piano offering was a break-out recording and gave the New Age genre a classical twist. Gary's gift for melody has remained a premiere trait on all of his 12 CDs of original compositions.
Following this debut came the classic "Watching The Night Fall" (1989). This CD with its wonderful melodies and subtle, thoughtful orchestrations garnered national acclaim for the pianist and his next recording, "Distant Fields" (1990) achieved Top 10 status on Billboard Magazine's instrumental music charts. By now his music was being aired on national television and radio and was beginning to find its way into the hearts of listeners of all ages. Medical and educational professionals soon discovered the wonderful attributes of Gary's music and the benefit it could have by being played within their respective working environments.
"Distant Fields" was followed by another Top 10 CD, "Love Themes" (1991). The original melodies on this recording have become classics for many fans and the music has been played at many a wedding ceremony. Love seems to the motivating force behind this great composer's works. "Winter Dreams" and the energetic "Imaginations" also highlighted the prolific years of 1991 and 1992 as the elegant style of Gary Lamb's music began to find an international audience.
"Twelve Promises" (1993) features 12 compositions and 12 musicians accompanying Gary on more unique musical statements. And this CD led the way for the classic original piano/violin duet album of 1994 "Angel". 1995 brought the return of Gary's solo piano style with the beautiful and sophisticated "Language Of Love" CD. "When East Meets West" (1997) is an eclectic blend of exotic instrumentation that features top musicians from the contemporary instrumental music community.
"Return To Eden" (1999) is Gary's exploration into the subtle nuances, character and tonalities of the acoustic grand piano. Surely the grand piano is Gary Lamb's favorite of all instruments and he uses it as a master artist would paint on a canvas. Gary's timeless musical statements continue to bring joy to people of all ages and nationalities.
"By The Light Of The Moon" (2001) is a splendid collection of unique piano melodies orchestrated with cello, french horn, violins and flute.
other professionals discovered the tremendous benefits Gary's music
had for the mind. With it's ideal tempo and composition, Gary's music
found it's way into many classrooms and other settings where there
is a high premium on relaxed alertness. In 2004, Gary collaborated
with Kagan Publishing, a leading educational publisher, in creating
the Music for the Mind series. The series features six of Gary's original
12 CD's most appropriate for the educational environment and other
settings using music to enhance cognitive functioning.
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Twelve original piano based instrumental albums. Four of these achieved positions on the Billboard charts, two of which hit the Top Ten. Gary's music has been placed on shows such as "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "ABC's Wide World of Sports," "Melrose Place," "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "Entertainment Tonight," "Guiding Light," and "Hard Copy." Gary has also provided music for in-flight programming on United, American, Delta, TWA, and Continental Airlines. Recognition and special musical acknowledgments have come from corporations such as Radius, IBM, Marriott, Disney, Silicon Graphics, National Semiconductor, Apple Computers, SuperMac, Bose, PG&E, and Sony Music's Columbia House.