“One of the most innovative guitarists of our time…!”
Movinmusic is pleased to announce that it is now helping to arrange dates for the Gregg Wright Band’s July UK tour. All interested venues and promoters can contact us about this exciting act on 01209 860067 or by e-mail.
The Monterey Bay Blues Festival calls master guitarist Gregg Wright . . . “the new King of Rockin’ Blues Guitar!” He’s an electrifying live performer who “learned how to not look like a statue, performing beside Michael Jackson every night on the Victory Tour!” His guitar playing leaves audiences spellbound . . . “Wright is one of the most innovative guitarists of our time . . . he’s got more depth than the Atlantic Ocean!” raves the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. All this is accompanied by excellent songwriting, a soulful voice and rare style.
Gregg Wright, first took up guitar while attending junior high school in Wichita Falls, Texas, where his father, a career military man, was stationed. He started playing in bands in high school in the Washington, D.C. area during his Dad’s last military assignment before retirement.
Gregg’s professional career began on the U.S. Southern circuit in the mid-1970’s, playing years of one-nighters. He opened shows for Blues legends like Albert King and Freddie King. “I was privileged to work and learn around greatness!” says Gregg. “People like Albert and Freddie encouraged me to work hard & keep on pushing!” An ’80’s move from Louisiana to Los Angeles saw Wright become an A-list session guitarist. “I had to master many styles of popular music, but the Blues is where I live!” Awards, platinum albums and world tours with Mick Fleetwood, Michael Jackson, the Gap Band, Spencer Davis and others followed. Gregg is a featured soloist on the IMAX film soundtrack “Ocean Oasis” with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wright’s new CD “King of the Rockin’ Blues!” contains some of his best guitar work to date, putting him in a class among the world’s elite Blues guitarists. Outstanding live performances across Europe and America, have earned him international acclaim and a worldwide audience. Welcome to Rockin’ Blues guitar in the 21st century: Gregg Wright . . . “King of the Rockin’ Blues!”
Friday, 16/07/2010, Abertillery Blues Festival, Mainstage Marquee, Abertillery Park, Abertillery, South Wales 01495 355800
Saturday, 17/07/2010, Musofest in association with Warsop Carnival, “The Carrs” showground, Church Street, Warsop, Mansfield, Notts, NG20
Sunday, 18/07/2010, Bath Jazz and Blues Festival, Green Park Station, Bath
Monday, 19/07/2010, The Famous Monday Blues Club (doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, bar till midnight), the Bullingdon, 162, Cowley Road, Oxford, Oxon 01865 557849
Friday, 23/07/2010, Maryport Blues Festival, Main Stage Marquee, Maryport, Cumbria 01900 817200
Friday, 30/07/2010, Antequera Blues Festival, Cambaya, (Near Malaga) Spain.