Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, Teacher, Sound Artist, Producer and Entrepreneurial Leader


23 October
Sportsman’s Warehouse Sportstar of the year Awards

Gary France and the ANU Sambanistas’ Samba Ensemble opened this special event.

5 – 11 October
South Coast Music Camp

Bega New South Wales Gary France tutored young percussionist during this inaugural one week music festival.

25 – 26 September
The DRUMatiX Annual Spring Concert TINTINABULATION
10 – 13 September
Gary France & the DRUMatiX tour the NSW Saphire Coast

Gary France & the DRUMatiX toured the NSW South Coast: Nowra Anglican School, Sapphire Coast Music Society @ Narooma High School Auditorium on September 12, 2:30pm and for the Montague Choristers’ Visiting Artists Sunday 13th, in the Wolumla Community Hall 2:30pm.

20 August
Goulburn School Music Days

Gary France and the DRUMatiX presented Young Peoples Concerts, “on tour” 2009! 10 – 11, 11.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 2.30 Goulburn High School.

25 June
ANU Percussion Area Concert

Directed by Dr. Mary Broughton, guest Lecturer ANU School of Music. Performers Katrina Leske, Cary Finlay, Chloe Natterer, Jeremy Gallant, Jarred Synnott, Ana Napier, Yvonne Lam, Christina Hopgood, Charles Martin, Veronica Walshaw, Lisa Lai.

24 – 25 June
Alternate Mode collaborations with Mario DeCiutiis

Working on newest technology with Mario.

14 June – 6 July
Gary France USA Tour

Collaborations with Kalani, Arthur Lipner, Mario DeCiutiis and more!

6 June
Gary France & Speak Percussion American Masters Program
8 May
Canberra International Music Festival

Rites of Passage Peter Sculthorpe’s most significant work, commissioned for the opening of the Sydney Opera House, unheard for 35 years, and dedicated to the memory of Joern Utzon. Fri 8 May.

7 May
Canberra International Music Festival

Sun in Me A portrait concert to celebrate Peter Sculthorpe’s 80th birthday. Thurs 7 May. Gary France and David Pereira perform “Sonata for Cello and Percussion.