Gerry Read began releasing house in 2010 using fruity loops, a drum kit and samples. His early releases would unknowingly coin phrases such as ‘Outsider’ or ‘Lo-fi house’.
He grew up in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and played football for Ipswich as a youth before he got into music and moved to north London. Being self-taught on guitar and drums, he aspired to form a band but was unable to find anybody in his hometown. Aged 15, he used his Mum’s laptop to discover electronic music and ultimately ended up producing for himself.
His debut album Jummy was received to critical acclaim worldwide and is said to have influenced artists such as Ross From Friends and Anthony Naples. Following Jummy were an even stronger slew of underground 12-inch singles, which garnered plays from Roy Davis Jr, Loco Dice, Laurent Garnier and Basement Jaxx.
September 2016 saw the release of Gerry’s acclaimed second album Chubby Cheeks, which was featured on BBC 6 Music with its own dedicated album special with Gilles Peterson.
Gerry signed to Ministry Of Sound + Three Six Zero (US) via Sony Music Group in 2019.