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Greg’s first professional gig was opening for Martin Mull at colleges throughout the New England area. In the early 70′s, Greg was a fixture in the Boston music scene and collaborated with many aspiring musicians. His first album featured Steven Tyler and Billy Squire singing backup vocals. Greg signed a development deal with Gem Toby, the manager of David Bowie. He was brought to Los Angeles to record an album for Polydor, with Jeff Emrick, the Beatles engineer, producing. Music publisher, Freddy Beinstock, was such a fan of Greg’s songs that he bought one quarter of Greg’s publishing rights with the intention of having Elvis record Greg’s material. Shortly thereafter, Greg was signed by Peter Yarrow and Barry Beckett, and began recording at the world-famous Muscle Shoals Studio. During that time, Greg met and befriended Richie Havens, who recorded Greg’s song, “Death at an Early Age.”
In the early 80′s, Greg moved to Santa Cruz and built a music recording studio. He also fell in love with yoga and nature, while continuing to write and record music.
In the mid-80′s Greg went back to Boston and formed a band with Franny Sheehan of the group Boston, and was signed to a development deal at Epic Records.
Greg returned to Santa Cruz in 1988. In the 90′s, Greg toured with his good friend Richie Havens. In 1995, they recorded an album together, which included two of Greg’s songs.
Dale Bozzio, of Missing Persons fame, a lifelong friend of Greg’s, has recorded several of Greg’s songs over the years. Greg has recorded with Rob Fraboni, the producer and engineer for Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Band and Bonnie Raitt, at The Band’s Shangri-La Studios in L.A.
In 2008, Greg was a finalist in the Moody Blues Songwriting Contest, with his song, “When Love Was A Style.”
Since then, Greg has continued to refine his songwriting and performing chops. Greg is now creating music in a duo with his brother, Paul, who plays keyboards. Friends and fans have been clamoring to hear Greg’s new music.
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