MUSIC

OVERVIEW

SOLO ~ GREG REALLY ENJOYS PERFORMING SOLO.  IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A GOOD RANGE OF MUSIC FOR YOUR FUNCTION OR VENUE TO BOTH ENTERTAIN AND GET PEOPLE DANCING THEN HE CAN ACCOMMODATE.  PLEASE SEE HIS FULL SONG LIST WHEN YOU CLICK ON THIS PAGE SO YOU CAN SEE AND CHOOSE SONGS THAT HE OFFERS. ALTHOUGH THIS PAGE IS PRIMARILY FOR COVERS AND FUNCTIONS, HE HAS ALSO HAVE PERFORMED SOLO ORIGINAL SHOWS AT MANY FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD AND AT OTHER CONCERT VENUES.  IF YOU WISH TO HAVE HIM PERFORM ORIGINAL MUSIC LET HIM KNOW. 

THE BAD BAD THINGS DUO ~ THIS DUO IS WITH LEN SAMPERI, THE BASSIST FROM HOT YOGIS.  IT’S ALSO PRIMARILY A COVERS DUO WITH A FEW WELL-PLACED ORIGINALS. THE SONG LIST IS SIMILAR TO THE SOLO LIST.  ALONG WITH THE NORMAL COVERS THEY CAN DO ROOTSY BOTTLENECK BLUES AND MORE FUNKY DANCE SONGS.

OCCASSIONALLY, AS AN ALTERNATIVE, I PERFORM THE DUO WITH A DRUMMER.

 

 

DV8 ~ THIS BAND WAS MY FIRST SUCCESSFUL ORIGINAL BAND AND IS STILL DOING AROUND 30 SHOWS PER YEAR. WE’VE RELEASED MANY ALBUMS AND ARE WRITING AND RECORDING NEW TUNES IN THE GOOD-TIME ROCK STYLE THAT WE’RE KNOWN FOR. ON THIS PAGE YOU CAN SEE RETROSPECTIVE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS AS WELL AS WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW.

HOT YOGIs ~ THIS BAND WAS FORMED AROUND A FUNKIER, ROOTSY ACOUSTIC STYLE OF SONGWRITING THAT HAS SURFACED FOR ME OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. LEN SAMPERI ON BASS AND “ROSIE” ON DRUMS ARE THE PERFECT RHYTHM SECTION TO JAM WITH AND ARE BOTH CLEVER AND INSTINCTIVE PLAYERS. LEN AND I HAVE A LONG MUSICAL HISTORY AND WE BOTH PRODUCED OUR ALBUM “UNDER THE WIRE”. THIS LINEUP REALLY SUITS FOLK/ROOTS/BLUES TYPE FESTIVALS AND VENUES.

ROCK N ROLL INC. ~ THIS BAND, CONSISTING OF FOUNDING MEMBERS OF DV8 AND THE SCREAMING JETS, IS A SPECIAL LINEUP TO SHOWCASE THE COMBINED REPETOIRE OF BOTH BANDS WITH THEIR RICH HISTORY OF PUMPING “NEWY ROCK”. HAVE A LOOK AT PHOTOS FROM OUR GIGS AT THE MEREWETHER BOARDRIDERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT NEWCASTLE CITY HALL AND ALSO FROM OUR DUDLEY SHOW.

JIGZAG ~ THIS FOLK/POP BAND WITH MYSELF, LIZ FRENCHAM AND CAROLINE TRENGOVE MADE IT’S NAME AT FOLK/ROOTS FESTIVALS NATIONALLY AND AROUND THE WORLD. I STILL PERFORM ORIGINAL SONGS FROM THIS PERIOD. THIS WAS A MAGICAL LINEUP FUSING MANY DIFFERENT GENRES (FOLK, POP, CELTIC, and JAZZ), INCORPORATING SOME BLISTERING INSTRUMENTALS AND BEAUTIFUL 3 PART VOCAL HARMONY. ALL OF US WROTE SONGS FOR THIS BAND. THE YEARS WITH JIGZAG PROVIDED ME WITH A TIME TO BE MORE ADVENTUROUS MUSICALLY AND TO GROW AS A SONGWRITER.

ALTHOUGH NO LONGER PERFORMING AS A BAND, OUR MUSIC IS STILL AVALABLE ON iTunes AND CD.