Gordon Biitian Lari was born in Bawku in 1969 to Jackson Bunbom Lari, a Police Officer, and Mariama Williams, a Nurse Midwife in Ghana West Africa. As is characteristic of the migration and rotation patterns of the police profession in Ghana, Gordon grew up in various parts of the country, to significantly include, Bawku, Tema, Sekondi-Takoradi and Tamale. It was in Tamale that Gordon attended high school at the then Tamale Secondary School and graduated in the Arts. In 1988, after graduating from the Sixth Form at Tamale Secondary school. In 1988, Gordon chose to pursue a music career he had been nurturing over the years. He recorded his first local music album in 1989, which was launched at the Picorna hotel in Tamale. The album, which got radio play and attracted attention nationwide was a success by all standards since it introduced Gordon to the mechanics of the music industry and live band music from a practitioner perspective.