Gary West

Profile Updated: March 21, 2015
Residing In: Columbia, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Single and playing the filed. LOL
Occupation: Singer, Entertainer, Actor
Children/Grands: Children: David 1981, Angela 1984, Granddaughter: Alexis 2009

Spectator Sports (USC), Fishing

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Singer, entertainer, actor Gary West is a classic Big Band crooner. He
will delight you with songs like Misty, Unforgettable, Summer Wind and others made popular by artists like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Johnny Mathis plus a variety of Broadway show tunes. His WWII Tribute Show includes songs like: GI Jive, This Is the Army Mr. Jones, Coming in On a Wing & a Prayer plus a military medley finale recognizing all 6 branches of the military. West’s 15th Annual Christmas Tour Show is a combination of Christian and Holiday favorites plus some Big Band. He has entertained audiences for the past 20 years and has gotten rave reviews all over the country. His most recent national tours included performances in Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Sedona, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and more. West is no stranger to the theatre stage either. He’s played Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” over 100 times at five different theatres, the Governor in “Man of La Mancha,” Huckabee in the “Fantasticks,” the King in “Cinderella,” Lennie in “Of Mice & Men” and more. He was a featured soloist in the “Road to Victory” WWII touring show which parlayed him into a love affair with Classic American Standards and Jazz. He is considered a unique song stylist and was the vocalist for the Bill Hemmans Show, an electrifying Jazz Show featuring the internationally renowned tenor saxophonist Bill Hemmans and was also the lead vocalist Hemman’s Gospel Show.
Enjoy the sensational sound of Gary West
“The Best of Big Band, Jazz & Broadway”
Sentimental Serenades Entertainment
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Favorite memory of RHHS:

Crazy Eights

Least favorite memory of RHHS:

I was shy and did not get involved in many school activities.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr. Cain

Ever skip school?


What did you always want to do that you haven't done?

Visit all 50 states.

Would you do anything different if you could roll the years back?

I would have become a singer, entertainer, actor earlier in life instead of wasting 30 years in the newspaper business.

How old do you feel?


Favorite vacation spot:

Las Vegas

Favorite TV show:


Any words of wisdom?

Live in the moment.


Having fun on the roller coaster of life.

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Mar 29, 2016 at 1:30 AM

These gentlemen were all members of the Rock Hill High School Class of 1970 and 71's most prestigeous fraternity, The Crazy 8's. Principal Cal Burleson called a special meeting to recognize these outstanding scholars who contributed greatly to the academic prowess of Bearcat nation and were role models for decorum and behavior at football and basketball games which has never been met since. Seated are Tommy McGuirt, Larry Carroll and Memory Blank. Standing are Steve Whitner and John Hallman. R.J. Reynolds was especially proud of these gentlemen for their contribution to the tobacco industry. Several members including Fred Atkins and Jerry Gillespie were not available for the photo shoot due to prior obligations at the Barn stocking PBR

Mar 15, 2016 at 9:22 PM

Happy birthday tomorrow!

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Posted on: Oct 13, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Laura, unfortunately I was unable to make the reunion Saturday night but I wanted to remark that you were definitely the most photogenic lady in all the photos I saw. If my memory is correct we went to school together at Ebenezer and all the way through RHHS. I was very shy back then and just a background figure among all the other students.
If your husband ever stupidly runs away to Vegas with a long legged dancer and does not return, call me I'd love to serenade you. LOL

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Apr 09, 2015 at 1:51 PM

John, Eddie Rice has arranged an afternoon get together for a few beers with some classmates on Thursday, April 16 at 4:00 PM at the Carolina Ale House by the Columbiana Mall. Can you make it? Send me an email to:, reply here or call me at 803-984-5542. I hope you can make it. Maybe it will turn into a regular thing and we can invite more classmates. Eddie's email is below.
Hey Gary and Fred , let's get together for a beer at the Carolina ale house by columbiana mall April 16, Thursday , at 4 . Forward this email to hallman and Abrams . Maybe buzzy can get off early too. Ed

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Posted on: Jan 29, 2015 at 6:37 PM

John, thanks for the nice comment you posted about me. I really was shy. I just acted crazy to cover it up. Stay in touch. I'd love to see you sometime. If you are ever in Columbia, give me a call 803-984-5542 and I'll buy you a beer.

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