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Gary grew up in Greenville, NC where, in 1971 (at the tender age of 15) he started performing with a group called The Avengers. This band was based out of Grifton, NC and in 1972 became what is known today as the Band of OZ. When the Band of OZ went full-time and moved to Raleigh, Gary stayed behind (with 3 other members of BOZ) and formed a dynamic 5 piece group called Five Degrees South. After graduating from East Carolina University, Gary moved to Kernersville. Special Occasion was an established band performing in the Winston-Salem area and he joined them as lead male vocal/saxophone in 1984. Special Occasion has evolved into what we know today, SOB……..ONE GREAT BAND! Gary is also a Senior Financial Advisor (of 20+ years) with Merrill Lynch in the High Point, NC branch office.

The man who fronts the band with his mellow sax and vocals, tracking the event from coordinating host details to making sure the band arrives home safely.

Gary Warren assumes responsibility for the band and event to insure everyone has a memorable occasion. His mellow lead vocals and saxophone riffs in between only lead us to one conclusion…

Special Occasion is…

One Great Band

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