Gerald Stockton

Vinyl Hampdin

An extraordinary bassist, and composer-arranger, Gerald Stockton has worked with everyone from Michael Brecker to Andy Williams.  Gerald spent many years in the jingle and music for film arena in the Dallas Fort Worth area while touring with various artists. Here is his bio in his own words:

I was born in Durban, South Africa, into a musical family and was introduced to the world of music at a very young age. The mind altering and explosive sounds of Chicago’s first three albums had a profound and indelible effect on this young, unblemished and impressionable soul, ultimately leading me, The G Man to follow my dream and jump start my desire to immigrate to the USA.
 
I applied and was accepted to the University of North Texas, and in 1979, began my pursuit of a B Mus. Degree in Jazz Studies. During my tenure at UNT I was ultimately chosen to play bass in the world-renowned One o’ Clock Lab Band and spent an exciting year (1982) playing and recording with that esteemed organization. The G Man is to this day, the only South African to hold that distinct honor. A highlight of his time with the One o’ Clock was a live performance with the world acclaimed sax player, Michael Brecker.
 
After graduating in 1984, I began a worldwide tour of more than two years, playing bass with singer Andy Williams, which included two command performances for both Presidents Reagan and Bush at the White House.
 
I finally settled down in Dallas and began what was to become a highly successful career in the local studio and gigging scene. For ten years I was employed by TM Communications as composer in residence under the great Tom Merriman, followed by a fifteen year stint at The Axcess Group, and for many years I wrote and produced countless Radio and TV Jingles, commercials and film documentaries many of which can be heard both nationally and world wide.
 
I've recently released an album of thirteen original Jazz tunes called “My Gentle Breeze” featuring many of America’s finest Jazz artists including Steve Wiest, Dan Jordan, Pat Coil and Dan Haerle.
 
Today the G Man lives in Orlando with my wonderfully loving and supportive wife Avryl. I am also well known for issues relating to my treacherous and meretricious digestive adventures, as well as my festering swerve and can be found bringing up the bottom end of the preposterously, hallucinatory, extravagant and down right funky-ass groove of what I like to call: Vinyl Hampdin!

Learn more about Gerald at his website:
http://www.geraldstocktonmusic.com/