Gary Borress

Contributing Writer - New York City, Interviews & Profiles

Gary Borress began his musical journey at 17, venturing into music journalism. His first byline was a review of Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA for The Harvard Crimson. He later became Music Editor of Brandeis University’s Barrister, before joining the professional ranks as a Staff Writer at The Beat.

Three years later he became Editor-In-Chief for the New England monthly music and arts paper, The Rock Report and during his tenure there, Gary scored interviews with dozens of music luminaries ranging from from Melissa Etheridge to Bon Jovi.

As the tide began to shift away from the major labels, Gary and award-winning producer Hirsh Gardner decided to leverage their passion for authentic artists, forming GB Music in 1988.

GB Music has since, signed many important acts including Dee Dee & Marky Ramone, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, New England, Sylvain Sylvain of The New York Dolls, Willie Nile, Elliott Murphy & most recently The Del-Lords. “We look for honest music,” notes Gary. “That’s been our agenda from the beginning... great songs and true honest performances. We are a 'no auto-tune' label.”

While GB Music continues to release records, Gary is also excited to return to his roots and write about music again. “I’m happy to join the staff at Standing Room Only and hope to bring a mix of reviews and feature stories that will offer insight into the artists, their work and the ever changing music industry,“ Gary tells SRO.

Gary resides in New York City with his wife, Michelle and plans to submit his first Standing Room Only article very soon. Also watch for a monthly column from Gary dubbed "Music Matters with Gary Borress"