The World Service Project came to Bristol last Sunday (28 April) but unfortunately Bristol didn’t reciprocate. They gave a bravura display of progressive hi-energy jazz to an audience counted on two hands.
Clive Gregson new album & tour visits Bristol On Tuesday 28 May Clive will bring his personable manner, delightful humour, his talent for song writing and guitar playing along with his unique breathy vocal. In an interview with the BBC, Mary Chapin Carpenter named Clive Gregson as one of her favourite songwriters. Melody Maker described his 1980s band Any Trouble, as the most exciting new rock 'n' roll group since The Pretenders and according to Guitar Player, he is one of the 1000 great guitarists.
More musical expertise than is usually good for one man ~ Time Out
Clive Gregson new album & tour visits Bristol
This Is Now: UK release 13 May 2013. clivegregson.com
A new collection from one of the most respected names in song-writing
This Is Now, features 14 brand new Gregson songs, an eclectic mix, from rock to folk to country and ballads, all written and produced by Clive; recorded in Houston, Bournemouth and Glasgow, mixed in Manchester and mastered in Nashville. It also features Simon Whitbread on drums plus Jason McDermid on trumpet and Fayyaz Virji on trombone (courtesy of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra).
Despite having earned a reputation as a pathfinder in British folk-rock for more than two decades, This Is Now defies easy categorisation, a collection of beautifully crafted songs, performed in Clive’s intimate, laid-back style. And a new fun video for My Kind of Girl the albums opening track by award-winning director Nigel Dick (REM, Corrs, Nickelback).
In a career spanning nearly three decades, Manchester-born, Texas-based Clive Gregson has earned a reputation as one of the most talented, innovative and respected names in the music industry. He does, as The Independent observed, “the lot” – not just a consummate songwriter he is also a top guitarist, keyboard player, singer and skilled producer. Founder member of the cult Manchester rock quartet Any Trouble, signed to Stiff Records and then EMI America in the eighties (reuniting in 2007 to release an all-new album Life in Reverse), Clive went on to make five albums with singer Christine Collister; a partnership described by Rolling Stone as the state of the art in British folk-rock ...... read more