Thursday 28th November
Clive GregsonTickets: £10 from the Globe or www.wegottickets.com
Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer from cult band Any Trouble. The group toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at
the end of 1984. In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo "Best Of..." compilation was released in April 2009. Clive's solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from a stripped down one man and his acoustic intimacy to a full on electric band approach. Clive's live shows are usually solo performances and the guitar skills that prompted Guitar to include him in their "1,000 Great Guitarists" are always well in evidence.
Mary Chapin Carpenter named Clive as one of her favorite songwriters...
According to Guitar Player, he is one of the "1000 Great Guitarists"...
Clive's songs have been recorded by many artists including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie.
"One of Britain's most cultured singer-songwriters."
"Adult pop from one of the most emotionally literate songwriters around."
"A superb songwriter and fine guitarist, keyboards player and producer."
"Gregson is as fine a singer-songwriter as anyone has a right to expect...he does the lot."
"Gregson is a powerful and vital force in contemporary music."
"A player of great taste and sensitivity - not to mention one of our finest songwriters."
"More musical expertise than is usually good for one man."
"Marvelous voice...brilliant guitar playing."
"Gregson is a consummate songwriter."
Chicago Daily Herald
"Make this man a cult hero now!"
The Seattle Rocket
"Clive Gregson is an Englishman whose solo work is full of wit, romance and tight pop arrangements."
The Wall Street Journal
"Clive Gregson continues to write dark, brilliant songs as a solo artist."Acoustic Guitar
"Gregson deserves an award for the most under-rated singer-songwriter of the '90s: each and every effort is a minor masterpiece."