Gareth returned to FMM for the 2016 season having previously played with the band from 2007-2012. During the intervening years he was a member of Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band. Originally from Belfast, Gareth has previously resided in Perth, Western Australia where he was Leading Drummer of the Western Australia Police Pipe Band. He has enjoyed a very successful pipe band drumming career to date, including four World Pipe Band Championship titles, a Grade 1 world drumming title and two Australian National Championship titles. Gareth is an avid football supporter and enjoys following the success of his national team, Northern Ireland.