b. 14 June 1960, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. A drummer who comes from a musical family (his father played flute and composed, his mother danced), Husband started on piano lessons at the age of seven, then took up drums in 1970. An infant prodigy, he created a stir in the local jazz clubs with his precision and fire. Drawn towards jazz rock and its older protagonists, he gravitated to London in the late 70s, playing and recording as pianist, guitarist or drummer, with an extensive range of jazz and rock artists, including Syd Lawrence, Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, the Jim Mullen / Dick Morrissey Band, Paz, and the Gordon Beck Quartet.
During the 80s and 90s Husband worked extensively with guitarist Allan Holdsworth, and from 1987 onwards was a member of the chart-topping fusion band Level 42. In the 90s, Husband balanced engagements with his own Quartet and Group with work for Gary Moore, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, Randy Brecker, Ron Sexsmith, Jimmy Nail, and the Pet Shop Boys. In 1998, he released his debut as a leader, and established the New Gary Husband Trio with Husband on keyboards, bass player Mick Hutton, and drummer Gene Calderazzo.