Greg is a professional bass player and music lecturer. He started playing the double bass at the age of nine and the bass guitar shortly afterwards. He studied classical bass under the instruction of renowned bassist, Barry Glynn. Greg subsequently studied bass guitar performance at ACM (Guildford) and completed a music degree through the Open University, with a dissertation centred of the history of music performance.
He went onto study music at postgraduate level at the University of Southampton, where he was awarded a masters degree in Musicology. His dissertation (“Constructing and Disseminating American Hardcore Punk: Ramones, Black Flag and Dead Kennedys”) examined the development of hardcore punk in the U.S.A. during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Greg has always been fascinated with performing and has gigged with many different bands and ensembles. This has resulted in Greg playing in a wide variety of venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens, BIC and Pavilion, Portsmouth Guildhall, Winchester Jazz Festival, Kent Country Music Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. He has also recorded in numerous music studios, including Winterland Studios (Minneapolis).
Greg currently performs with an array of different bands, including two jazz duos, a jazz trio and quartet, a modern funk trio and a function band. Greg also undertakes regular dep, recording and session work which includes a variety of multi-media composers.
Alongside playing the bass guitar and double bass, Greg teaches at local colleges and privately. He is also the professor of bass guitar at the Royal Marines School of Music (Portsmouth), teaching undergraduate and postgraduate musicians.
Greg is an associate lecturer in popular music at Solent University where he has recently rewritten the three-year bass degree program. In addition, Greg teaches music theory and on the language of music unit.