Born in Sheepshead Bay~ Brooklyn, New York 2nd gen Italian/American Gary Private started out as a drummer playing the N.Y. club circuit (Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, The Coventry, Great Gildersleeves, The Peppermint Lounge, The Red Parrot, Studio 54, Le Twinkie Zone) etc; with many NYC bands (Legs Latreau, Dancer, Arrival) continuing on to front his own band. Signing a recording contract as singer/songwriter, G.Pvt. went on to record with Select Records.
Soon after a requested performance at Studio 54 (NYC) by and for Calvin Klein’s birthday party, he was signed by Atlantic Records which then released a remake of the Four Tops song "Reach Out, I'll Be There." The next record on Atlantic was "Secret Love" (now available on ITUNES, RHAPSODY etc...) which featured original songs written by Private. Following this, (4 albums and 7 singles) Private was featured on "Dick Clark's American Bandstand" twice, "Playboy's Girls of Rock-N-Roll", Disney's "Flight of the Navigator", daytime soap "One Life To Live", "Teen Beat magazine", and "Billboard Magazine's Top Album and Single picks".......
Private's worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world: My close friend & legend Frank Stallone, "The O'Jays T.M.Stevens" on bass, David Bowie's "Stan Harrison" on sax, Uptown Horn's Arno Hecht, Steely Dan's "Elliott Randall" on guitar, Meatloaf's "Bob Kulick", & Steve Ress on guitar, John Gitano, Gus Sasso on drums, Frank Diorio on drums, and the greatest all time Rock-N-Roll bass player Kenny "Double A" Aaronson.
Through the years he collaborated many times off and on with the greatest all-round musician .. the brilliant Elliott Glenn.
Produced by Himself, E. Glenn, Steve Tyrell w/Barry Mann, David Kitay, Fred Munao and Rick Knowles................
In 2017-2018 Warner Brothers released 9 compilation albums,
all with a Gary Private song on them, with artists:
Foreigner, Elvis Costello,
Lou Reed, Duran Duran, INXS, Yes,
A-Ha, Pilot, Bad Company, Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, Todd Rundgren,
Aretha Franklin, Vanilla Fudge, Jesus & Mary Chain, Foghat,
The Monkees, The Ramones,
Grand Funk Railroad, Frankie Valli, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge,
Jimmy Webb, George Benson, Echo & The Bunnymen,
J. Geils, Al Jarreau and more....
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Appearing in films with talents such as: James Spader,Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, David Proval, Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio, Michael Madsen, D.B Sweeney, Tony Lip, Carlo Rota, Nick Vallelonga, Frank Stallone, Francesco Quinn, Timothy Murphy, Stana Katic, Diane Verona, James Russo, Kelly Hu,
Jim Belushi, Ron Gilbert, Tommy Tiny Lister, Eric Roberts, Robert Miano, James Cromwell, Tony Denison, Cory Feldman…etc & has done numerous sound tracks and voice overs, commercials (ex: Orbit Gum, Betty Crocker, Toyota. etc) music videos with Andrea Bocelli & GooGoosh! Also a supporting role in a theatre performance of "BROOKLN USA" directed by T.J.Castronovo............
Appeared on Playboy's "Fiction In Bed"!
Directed by Bill Roe on The Blacklist scene with James Spader & worked many times with director and close pal Nick Vallelonga and much more.
More credits available upon request.
Co-Produced the documentary “AKA PRIVATE”
Moved to Los Angeles in 1985.
Known for operations at several of the hottest venues in town
~10 years lead security for the House of Blues Foundation Room on Sunset Blvd,L.A.;
~Trained the opening team at the Mandaley Bay Hotel/Casino H.O.B. Foundation Room in Las Vegas(1999); ~Received Presidential seal/name embossed cufflinks from President Bill Clinton for assisting the Secret Service during his visit to H.O.B.;
~Co-event coordinator for the House of Blues Fdtn Rm temporary Sundance Film Festival location in Utah; ~Managing partner of Hollywood & Vine Diner/Ultra Lounge nightclub L.A.;
~GM of Platinum Live in Studio City.)..............................