Once upon a time I was a kid listening to the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers, CCR and the Beatles on a transistor radio. I started playing the guitar when I was 12. I also started surfing that same summer. On the weekdays my mom would drop us off at La Jolla Shores or Pacific Beach early in the morning and come pick us up in time for me to get home and deliver papers on my paper route. Evenings were spent messing around on the guitar trying to learn anything I could. That was the summer of my youth. What a life. Looking back this might have been the best year of my life. Maybe not…

So… then you blink a few times and here I am at the cusp of another decade of life. I've sailed the waters of California, Mexico and Tahiti. I've performed with so many gifted artists. I've opened concerts for rock stars. I've been blessed with wonderful fans and so many friendly venues. My dreams really have come true. I believe this all has been a God-Thing. How else could this have happened???

My sincere thanks to God, my wife, my family and to all who have been part of this journey. Talk about blessed. I couldn’t have done this without you all.

The two young guitar players on stage here are Me & Jimmy Buffett. Mark Rutledge on congas. Not shown in this photo but on stage; Tim Flannery and Shaaron Schuemaker. The original Buffed Out Band. San Diego Convention Center Nov 6, 1992

We opened Willie's Concert at the Rancho Cucamonga baseball stadium. He was the most gracious celebrity I've met 2003

Played roadie for Scott Burns as he opened Toby Keith's show. Hanging out with Toby backstage 1997. I’ll never forget your kindness Toby.

The Lagoon on Bora Bora:
I was sailing with friends in French Polynesia. We spent a week inside this lagoon snorkeling and diving. We stopped at a few places; Bloody Mary's and the Bora Bora Yacht Club to do a few shows. In this shot we're just getting under way to head back to Raiatea to board our plane and head back home. I still wish this last sail of our vacation never would have ended. Every time I see this picture I'm back on the water, sailing to the next island. 

Home Port: San Diego, County CA

I was born in a small town on the seashores of Lake Kontsance in southern Germany and arrived in So Cal just in time to celebrate my 2nd birthday. I don't remember the old country though I still feel a strong tie to it. I've been singing, surfing and living within reach of the Pacific Ocean ever since and it's a priceless relationship. It shows up in my songs, it comes across in my shows, and it's the source of much of my life's recreation.  
My entertainment history has been fairly extensive, yet mostly confined to the local region. I love traveling and love doing shows around the country but not full time, so I stay closer to home. I learned my craft in smokey barrooms back in the mid 1980s. I’ve been blessed to have been able to take my guitar and entertain audiences in a few different countries. How a guy gets to sail throughout French Polynesia and then wind up singing live on Radio Bora Bora is truly something that is quite magical... but it happened just that way.
I’m an entertainer at heart. I’ve written songs over the past 35 plus years and have recorded 4-original CDs, which you can purchase on my website, through CD Baby, or download on iTunes. 
My entertainment focus is to provide fun that the entire family can appreciate. I put my heart in every show, with a God given positive attitude. My dad always told me, “do your best and work hard and  things will always work out”. Thanks Dad. It's still working. I sure do miss you.
"Life's been good to me, so far". Hope to see you at the next show.

If God is for me, then who can be against me?

Thank you sincerely, to all who have been a part of my entertainment history. From Jimmy Buffett to Willie Nelson, the resorts in the islands and in Mexico, to the fans, promoters and most importantly my family. You are all priceless to me. I'm amazed and blessed. The list below reminds me of how much fun I’ve had. Lots of musicians have come and gone on this long and winding road. I’m indebted to each and every one of these talented people.

Concerts-Major Stage Productions:  
Opening act for Jimmy Buffett
Opening act for Willie Nelson
Opening act for Jan & Dean
Opening act for Judy Collins
Performed with Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefers
Opening act for Steve Poltz
Opening act for Jack Temchin
Opening act for AJ Croce
Concert at the Bali Hai Hotel: Moorea, Tahiti
Concert at Bloody Mary's: Bora Bora, Tahiti
Concert at the Bora Bora Yacht Club, Tahiti
Live on Radio Bora Bora
Concerts at the Iberostar Resort in Cancun, Mexico
Concert on the Beach Cozumel, Mexico
Admiral Theater, Bremerton Beach Bash Bremerton, Washington
NFL... CBS Super Bowl Show: Hollywood, CA
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe

Corporate Customers:  
Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Pala Casino and Resort, Pala/Fallbrook, CA
MGM Hotel Las Vegas
The Rio Hotel Las Vegas
The Galley at the Marina Chula Vista, CA
Rockin Baja Restaurants San Diego & Oceanside
San Diego Padres
Sleep Train Mattress: Sacramento, CA
The Hilton Hotel Family  
San Diego Padres July 4th Celebration
PROFIT Organization: Cozumel, Mexico  
Storage USA: Cancun, Mexico  
Schneider Electric Las Vegas  
APC Rhode Island: Las Vegas, NV  
COMDEX Show: Las Vegas, NV  
Hotel Del Coronado  
Extra Space Storage: Cancun, Mexico  
San Diego Gas & Electric Co  
Starwood Hotel Resorts: San Diego & Tahiti  
AAMCO Califxornia Dealers Assoc. San Diego  
Palm Desert Country Club  
La Quinta Country Club  

Civic Shows:  
Mt Helix Amphitheater  
Concerts in the Desert: La Quinta, CA  
Scripps Ranch Concerts in the Park  
La Cañada Flintridge Concerts in the Park
Concerts in the Park: El Cajon, CA  
Lake Poway Concerts in the Park  
CASA: Bakersfield, CA  
Green Flash Concert Series: Birch Aqaurium La Jolla, CA  

Yacht Clubs & Festivals
Bora Bora Yacht Club -- Tahiti  
Silver Gate Yacht Club  
San Diego Yacht Cub  
Mission Bay Yacht Club  
LA Yacht Club  
Southwestern Yacht Club, San Diego  
Cabrillo Yacht Club  
San Pedro Yacht Club  
Kona Kai International Yacht Club  
Coronado Yacht Club 
Mulligan's Islandfest San Carlos: Mexico  
Parrot Mafia Puerto Penasco: Mexico  
Ocean Beach Pier Breakfast: San Diego  
Flip Flops Required Songwriter Show  
Concert with Sam The Cooking Guy: (TV) San Diego CA  
Latitudes & Attitudes West Coast Cruisers Party: Poulsbo, WA  
MoTM: Key West, Florida  
PHINS: Laughlin, NV  
Parrot Head Clubs: throughout America  
El Dorado Ranch: San Felipe Mexico  

Special Events:  
NBC 7/39 Concerts in the Square
Hollywood Celebrity Golf Tournament  
Paradiso Resort: San Carlos Mexico  
El Dorado Ranch Celebrity Golf Classic: San Felipe, Mexico  
NFL Golf Tournament: California  
Songwriter Concerts: Florida, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Texas, Georgia, Hawaii, California, Moorea & Bora Bora -Tahiti

The years goes by quicker than you might think. Here are a few of my memories. 

Nov 6, 1992 The Buffed Out Band Opening Act for Jimmy Buffett San Diego Convention Center. Jimmy joined my band and we all sang Havana Day Dreaming together. My folks, my son, and many good friends were there to support me. A wonderful night.

May 23, 1993 Opening Act for Willie Nelson in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Willie was the kindest most sincere celebrity I have ever spoken with. Such a memorable event.

August 1994 opening act for the San Diego Padres post game beach party at Jack Murphy Stadium featuring Jan & Dean, the Surfaris, Dick Dale, the Chantey’s, and the Buffed Out Band (Tim Flannery, Shaaron Hancock, Taylor Harvey, Tom Van Ourkirk and Gary Seiler)

Oct 13, 1995 played with Jimmy Buffett and the Corral Reefers at Irvine Meadows, CA. Jimmy gave me an autographed Gibson guitar and a video of the show. 

2000 Tahiti Shows on Cooks Bay on Moorea

2002 Gary Seiler “Living On Dreams” CD Release 

2004- 2011 Mulligan’s Island Concerts on the Beach San Carlos Mexico

2005 Gary Seiler “He’s Finally Living” CD Release

2005 Coast to coast He’s Finally Living US and Mexico Tour

2005 The Tahiti Tour Shows at Bloody Mary’s, Bora Bora Yacht Club, Radio Bora Bora

2010 Gary Seiler “Toes in the Sand” CD Release recorded a Nashville, TN.

March 15, 2020 Gary Seiler “Turn It Up” CD Release - the day the world shut down with COVID.

October 6, 2023 Retirement Show 


June 2018 with SDvoyager magazine interview with Gary Seiler.