Originally a Beatles and Carl Perkins fan, Gary Van Miert had been playing and singing old Country and Blues songs for years, mostly as a hobby. He came up with the concept for “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!” as a vehicle to start performing and take advantage of the vibrant art and music scene in Jersey City. The Blues Wonders were designed to replicate the original instrumental lineup of acoustic rhythm guitar, electric lead guitar and upright acoustic bass used on the first rock and roll records recorded by Elvis Presley at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn.
He gigged extensively in Jersey City, Manhattan and Broklyn venues. He also performs solo as “The Gospel Wonder” at church services and events with a fine, handpicked repertoire of classic Gospel tunes. Gary also picked up some theater experience along the way, but he’s always been interested in that point where Blues, Country and Gospel music intersect.