Gary Siperko is a professional touring/recording guitarist and composer most notably associated with THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, PERE UBU and ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS. Mr. Siperko has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. He specializes in Contemporary and Classical Guitar as well as Bass Guitar,Mandolin and Ukulele. Beginning lessons focus on fundamentals as well as playing basic songs. Intermediate to advanced lessons focus on the application of Music Theory to the instrument to help students acquire strong compositional and songwriting skills, knowledge of chord construction, the ability to play scales proficiently, and gain necessary skills needed for solo improvisation, as well as sight-reading skills.
In addition to a wealth of teaching experience, Gary has earned a reputation as a virtuosic live performer and highly sought after professional guitar instructor. In 2011, he joined Rocket from the Tombs for the USA ‘Barfly’ Tour, replacing Richard Lloyd(Television) in Peter Laughners’ former guitar position in the band. He has since toured regularly with Rocket From The Tombs throughout the United States and Europe, as well as co-writing and recording songs for ‘Black Record’ (2015, Fire Records). In 2016, he joined Pere Ubu and toured on the ‘Coed Jail’ Tour, followed by co-writing, recording and touring as a member of PERE UBU in support the ’20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo’ album (Cherry Red 2017). In 2017, he joined the Legendary Shack Shakers and toured in support of their release “After You’ve gone” and appears in the official video for the song “Sing a worried song” from the album. In 2018, he toured world-wide with JD Wilkes and THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS in support of the release “Fire Dream”, in addition to more touring in Europe with PERE UBU. He appears on THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS “Live from Sun Studio” album as well as PERE UBU “By Order of Mayor Pawlicki”, both released in 2020. Some highlights include performing at the Centre Pompidou Modern Art Museum in Paris, France with Rocket From the Tombs, and recording live at Sun Studios in Memphis,TN with The Legendary Shack Shakers.