Gary Hunter was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria in 1990. He took a huge interest in music at an early age and began his education as a pianist. In his teens he decided to take up the trombone, studying under brass band renowned Gordon Evans MBE. In 2008 Gary attended The University of Hertfordshire where he attained a second class honours degree in Music Composition and Technology. He stayed at the University for a final year where he then attained a masters degree in Music Composition for Film and Media.