Gerard comes from Ballinakill, Co Galway, an area steeped in traditional music. His grandfather Tommy Whyte was a founder member of The Ballinakill Ceili Band in 1927.
From an early age Gerard has played whistles, pipes and indeed composed many compositions. He proceeded to win several All-Ireland titles in all of these fields at the age of nine. Gerard continued to experiment with various different musical genres. Gerard’s ethnic tradition influences greatly his present musical style. A life long ambition of Gerard, in association with his brother Terry was to produce a musical showcasing his diverse talents. In 1989 these ambitions were realised in the musical Tara, first performed in Taibhdearc na Gaillimhe. The world premier of Tara was at the prestigious Luxor Theatre Rotterdam in 2004.
Gerard was also the founding member of the chart topping band 'Furry Village' who's hit single 'She moved through the Fair' spent several weeks at the top of the charts. He has a prolific composer who has had compositions covered by the world famous Boston Pops Orchestra. As well as being Musical Director for Michael Flatley's 'Lord of the Dance', he has recenlty composed the new musical score for the 'Lord of the Dance'.