Gary Alexander Wales was born in Falkirk, Scotland, to Carol Avery on September 29th, 1995. He grew up in Bo'ness, Scotland until the age of 12 years old. Wales & his family then moved to County Armagh, Northern Ireland in 2007. He studied at the City of Armagh High School, where he took part in two musicals playing both main characters in Oliver and Grease, and then went on to study at the Southern Regional College in Armagh studying Performing Arts where he was granted both his Level 2 & Level 3 BTEC Diplomas.
He studied at the National Stage Theatre School in County Tyrone from 2012 to 2015, taking part in a National Tour across Northern Ireland for Black 47, A New Musical based around the Irish Famine which reached record sales and news publications in the United States.
In 2017 after he completed his studies, he and his family moved back to his hometown in Scotland where he started his Production company GAW Films creating material throughout Scotland. In 2021 GAW Films partnered with DP Productions with David Penman.