As an integral part of the New Brunswick, NJ indie rock scene in the mid 90’s to early 00’s, Gerry has had success both as a frontman and as a sideman. By playing in such notable acts as A Halo Called Fred, Catherine Moon and finally fronting Akasa, Gerry experienced all the joys and disappointments that happen when navigating the indie rock landscape. Playing festivals such as the CMJ Music Marathon, Independent Music Fest, opening for national acts (King Missile, Ween), releasing albums and rocking out in clubs like Maxwell’s, Mercury Lounge and The Stone Pony kept Gerry incredibly busy, but loving every minute of it. As a frontman in Akasa, Gerry garnered rave reviews in the media, online and with his fans. They were featured artists on CMJ Network’s ChangeMusic.com, Starpolish.com and Garageband.com. Their song, “The Messenger” outranked close to 20,000 songs by making to the top 10 on Garageband’s Alternative Charts. Akasa also shared megabyte space on early 00’s Artist Amplification compilation CDs, alongside future shooting indie rock stars, The Strokes, Val Emmich, Longwave and Ben Kweller.