Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival

28th – 30th July 2017

Creg Coulson

“Although only 22, Greg Coulson is a hyperactive example of the ability of the blues to grab new generations with it’s indefinable magic. Definitely one to watch!”Classic rock presents the Blues Magazine

” The Crazy and exciting Organ solos of Greg Coulson”Stuart Maconie,BBC Radio 6 Music

“As a frontman you’ll struggle to see any better. Vocals, Guitar and Hammond were absolutely sublime. Unique, expressive, dynamic, thrilling would be a start to the description of the experience but it’s a lot more” – Glasgow blues players

” The Brit sensation takes an exhilarating blast through the Taj Mahal classic, “Squat That Rabbit”…We love it.”The Blues Mag Online

“ Greg is a professional, multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, whose infectious enthusiasm for performance and music make him a joy to work with”Pauline Black, Lead singer with The Selecter

“I hope you’ll agree with me that Greg is a hugely refreshing new musician from the world of R&B. Check him out live should the opportunity arise” – Bedge Music Review

“Greg Coulson has tremendous stage presence and a thrilling voice” – British theatre.com

“Greg Coulson, he’s the triple treat that keeps on giving”  –BoxOfficeBuz.com

“An outstanding musician and instrumentalist” – Kyle Riabko, creator of Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined

Biography:

 Greg Coulson is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and gifted performer. An accomplished Pianist and Hammond player he is also a gifted guitarist and singer/songwriter specialising in Rhythm & Blues. 2010 saw the break hardworking Greg had been looking for, at the age of 19 he joined the legendary two-tone band The Selecter. Known as a Hammond player, and not just a keyboard player, Greg toured with The Selecter and made over 400 appearances worldwide. Gigs include: Coachella, Riot Fest, Ink and Iron (USA), Isle of Wight Festival (UK) in addition to touring Europe, Scandinavia, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

After leaving The Selecter back in March 2015, Greg landed a leading role in the West End production of, “Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined” at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus. An amazing opportunity, that lead to playing and performing with Burt Bacharach himself for Tv appearances (national) and the opening night at the Criterion.

Greg’s heart has always been true to Rhythm & Blues and his own songwriting.

Finding time away from The Selecter he has managed to tour the UK with his own band, taking his own brand of high octane, fun and musically ingenious Blues to loyal audiences throughout the UK – Greg’s main aim to make Blues accessible for the next generation of music lovers.

2017 Line Up:

Greg Coulson-Vocals/Guitar/Hammond

Stuart Dixon-Guitar(/Eddie floyd/Geno Washington/Marcus Malone)

John Thompson- Bass(The Selecter/Bad Manners/Bent)

Adam Gammage-Drums (Rebecca Fergusson/Baxter Dury/Elliot Sumner)

The last few years have seen Greg feature in various publications and radio

stations including Classic Rock Presents the Blues and Blues Matters.

Links:

www.gregcoulson.co.uk

www.facebook.com/gregcoulsonmusic

www.twitter.com/gregcoulson

www.soundcloud.com/gregcoulsonband

MiniBIO:

Greg Coulson is bringing his hi-octane musical party to venues and festivals across the UK. Just 25 years old, Greg is already an accomplished and highly respected musician with a track record including lengthy spells in the legendary Two Tone/Ska Band The Selecter and in the West End as a lead in Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined.

Greg has his own special, fiery, impassioned brand of Rhythm & Blues, putting his own stamp on the music of the greats who inspire him – Ray Charles, Booker T, Taj Mahal and more. Greg breathes new life into what is often considered Vintage music, reminding people of all ages of why this music once dominated the world.

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