Gerard was self-taught on the saxophone before going to the Royal Northern in Manchester. Here is a picture from his debut playing Green Onions with The Sting at Derry's The Venue in 1983. L-R. Willie Carson, Gerard, Johnny Watters, Micky Watters and drummer "Ducksy" McDonald.
Craig Ogden and Gerard McChrystal set the thermometer high with their sinuous and heady interpretation of Andy Scott's Nemesis.
The Irish Times, Nov 2006. Sugar Club, Dublin