Pickus entered the national dueling piano circuit in 2000. Always
a dynamic performer, he combines superior piano skills, flexible
vocal ability, and an engaging stage personality to entertain audiences
of all ages. His encyclopedic repertoire spans doo-wop to hip-hop,
Abba to ZZ Top, and filled with audience favorites from artists
like Billy Joel and Elton John.
A native of New York, Gary relocated to Los Angeles, where he rose
quickly through the ranks in the LA songwriter scene. After winning
the grand prizes of both the American and Yamaha International Song
Festivals, in addition to receiving a gold record for a song on
El Debarge's most successful album, Gary became a sought after collaborator,
demo producer, musical director and arranger — as well as
an always in-demand entertainer.