In Jan 2013 Gerard performed at the gala opening concert of Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 to an audience of 3000 people. Over 11,000 applied for tickets! The event was broadcast on BBC NI.
Such was the popularity of Saturday's Festival Coffee Concert that the event was forced to move to the Elmwood Hall in order to accommodate a larger audience than expected... Mid-morning magic.
Belfast Telegraph, Nov. 2006. Belfast Festival, Belfast.