It’s a Knockout!


Formed in Queens, New York, U.S.A. The brainchild of Eric Matthew (real name Joe Tucci) and Gary Turnier, Gary’s Gang were a small group of musicians in New York who recorded live in a garage at the back of Eric’s house. The writing and production chores were handled, jointly, by Joe and Gary. It was here they made their debut single ‘Keep On Dancin’ which sold half a million copies around the world and was a U.K. Top 10 hit (1978). The drums were played by Gary Turnier on the song. It was co-written by Eric Matthew and released in the U.K. by CBS (licenced from Sam Records). Their CBS follow-up was ‘Let’s Love Dance Tonight’ (U.K. Top 50 in 1979). In 1982 they returned with ‘Knock Me Out’ (U.K. Top 50) for Arista before Eric Matthew wrote and produced ‘Makin’ Music’ for the Radar Records label in 1983. In 1990 ‘Keep On Dancin’ was remixed by Hollywood Impact, and released by BCM Records in the U.K. Gary Turnier went on to play the drums on ‘Love Insurance’ by Front Page, and he produced ‘The Beat Is Mine’ by Vicki D.

Garys gang – Knock Me Out – Synthia Re-Edit by Synthia

A cute little RE-EDIT of the quirky ‘Knock Me Out’ by Gary’s Gang. We decided to take all the bits we like and leave most of the corny vocals behind. The remainder was some great disco percussion and little motifs, we added a new baseline, some more bass and arpeggio synths and thickened up the mix a little. Hope you like it. Let us know if you have kids dancing to it too!!

This is the video for the Original Single.


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