KÖNIGSWINTER, GERMANY, Germany — Mr. GREGG is hailing from Germany and currently living in the Siebengebirge ( Seven Mountains),on the river Rhine.
He started his music career as a keyboarder and choir singer.
Big fan of Sting, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling and especially Donald Fagen ( Steely Dan). Last song UNDER SHABBY BRIDGE featuring Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock.
He started his music career as a keyboarder and choir singer in the Cologne-Porz Rockband ” Fango Music “.
With this band he had his first studio experiences and live gigs.
Then he moved to Lille (Northern France) and began to get to know jazz. First through vocal jazz in several SATB vocal jazz groups accompanied by musicians.
With the ” Couleur Swing Quartet ” he experienced several performances of the musical ” The crazy day of Radio Swing “.
With the vocal quartet and a big band he performed among others in Paris on the ” Place de la Concorde “.
The highlight came in 1998 , when he appeared as frontman and lead singer and support group of Diana Krall at the North Jazz Festival.
Last band in France was TRIoST. (bass , guitar, vocals)
In Germany he is now a member of the jazz-funk group UPAJAH.
He is currently working on his first studio solo album with producer Robert Niegl in Germany ( Himberg) and other arrangers in France.
Mr.GREGG can not hide that he is a big fan of Sting, Michael Mc Donald and especially Donald Fagen ( Steely Dan), his constant inspiration. He loves this kind of jazz tinged rock: Complex chord changes and a special attention to the backing vocals. He had the opportunity to hire Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock for one song , and that was for UNDER SHABBY BRIDGE …. Also, one of the Danettes (BV ists with Steely Dan), I mean: La Tanya Hall, sings on another song: INDIAN SUMMER.
Fan of jazz tinged rock …
Have a listen to jazz tinged rock song by a new singer songwriter Mr. GREGG
Jazz tinged rock inspired by westcoast music and Yacht rock … fan of complex chord progrssions and subtle BV arrangements
Name: René GREGOIRE
Address: Im Kottsiefen 23, KÖNIGSWINTER, GERMANY, Germany