Gerry Owens is a multi instrumentalist, composer, producer and vocalist based in Ireland. Owens’ professional career started when was signed to Chris Blackwell’s label ‘Palm Pictures’ with Dublin band ‘Skindive‘. He composed and produced Skindive’s Debut Album ‘Skindive‘ followed by their second album ‘Between The Cracks’. During this time Skindive had a Grammy track placement, an MTV Music Awards track placement and music placed in Anime classic ‘Blood The Last Vampire’, and various TV shows around the world.
After Skindive, Gerry wrote and produced the ’Agents Of Empire’ and ‘Rise of the Reptile King‘ albums for his Industrial Alt Rock project ‘Lluther’. Lluther toured extensively in Europe and the US between 2006 and 2012, during which time, Owens signed a worldwide publishing deal with EMI (Sony ATV) and composed music for Movies and Documentaries such as ‘A Maverick In London’ & Uri Geller’s ‘Cursed’ Feature Length Documentary. He has worked alongside and learned from some of the finest talents in the industry, people such as Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Danny Saber (U2, Happy Mondays), Chris Blackwell (U2, Bob Marley, PJ Harvey, The Cranberries), Nick Ingman (Oasis, Annie Lennox, Björk, David Bowie), Alan Branch (Sinead O’Connor, Jeff Beck), Adrian Sherwood (NIN, Ministry, On-U Sound System) and many more”
In 2012, after a 10 month US tour with Lluther, he removed himself from his contract with EMI (now Sony) and set up his own label ‘Black Bag Music. During this time, he produced music that was licensed to games such as EA’s Cyrsis 2 and movie trailers such as ‘Thor The Dark World’, ‘The Edge Of Tomorrow’, ‘San Andreas’, ‘Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation’, ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Tomorrowland’.
In 2020, Owens returns with his first studio albums in 10 years. ‘Waiting for April’ followed by ‘The Remnants’ The work combines acoustic instrumentation and electronically manipulated recordings, and was inspired by a two month stay in the home of American Poet Robert Grey.
“The two months I spent with Robert were wildly creative for me. His detailed, and often harrowing accounts of his family history and ancestors set off a creative torrent.” The resulting sound mixes genres such as Ambient, Modern Classical and Electronic. “I wanted to relay the beautiful, intense and dramatic stories Robert had told me in a way that didn’t over dramatise, but also didn’t soften the subject matter,” Owens’ music is often delivered in a visual/narrative/cinematic style, which has infused his music throughout his career.
Following a commission to write and produce a dark cover version of Love is a Battlefield for Nicole Böhm’s Soul Guardian Chronicles Series (Die Chroniken Der Seelenwächter) in 2021, Owens teamed up with vocalist Eliza Grey to for his new project ‘ZKULLZ’. 2022 will see the release of music under his own name and via ZKULLZ.