Gordon Cree is a singer, actor, entertainer, compere and musician. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, he originally trained and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now known as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), before embarking on the career as a professional performer that has taken him around the globe.
He has the great fortune to remain active and much-respected in both the serious music and entertainment fields, appearing frequently in opera, oratorio, concert, recital, cabaret, variety theatre and music hall in almost equal measure.
His theatre credits are innumerable and include a season heading the bill for the 2008 summer season at Blackpool's Wintergardens, two sell-out seasons at the Nevele Grand Stardust Room in New York and is a favourite guest artiste on "The Good Old Days" at Leeds' City Varieties Music Hall. He has made many television appearances, both in roles and appearing as himself, including "A Bunch of Thyme," for BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Scotland's "River City," as well as cameo appearances in the films, "Shallow Grave," "My Life So Far" and as the subject of the award-winning documentary film, "Echoes of Cinema City."
He was Scottish Young organist of the year 1990, was made a Burgess (Freeman) of the City of Glasgow in 2008, a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers in 2012 and was awarded the Scottish Music Hall and Variety Society's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, following in the footsteps of such entertainment legends as Jimmy Logan, Jack Milroy and Johnny Beattie.
As of 2022, he is the vice-president of the Scottish Showbusiness Benevolent Fund.