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Greg Genre

Dec 3rd 2017 @ Claypath Delicatessen

Durham, United Kingdom
I Was There
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
3:30 AM
Claypath Delicatessen
Durham, United Kingdom
Greg Genre (what a name!) has all the accoutrements of a blues singer: voice check; guitar check; harmonica check; but whereas a blues singer might drone on about waking up in the morning and reaching for the bottle because his mistress has ran off and left him with just his dying dog and an unpaid Netflix account, Greg walks a decidedly different path. Indeed, on one of his tunes - Realigion he sings, 'I get up early in the morning, I sing for peace and love for everyone and everything.' And yes, you did read that song title correctly: 'You might call it religion, I call it Realigion, this is true living sharing peace and love' says Greg.

He's very much a glass half full kind of guy ('If your glass is half empty then fill it to the top'), and is also liable to add hip-hop elements to his songs with a lilting rap flow. At other times, such as on Crazy for Peace, he sounds like Nick Cave at his most contemplative. Greg also puts his money where his mouth is, donating all of the proceeds from his latest album 'Make your Own' to Musicians Without Borders.

'Greg Genre is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle who exudes more warmth than a 15 Tog duvet' - The Crack.

Scott Free describes himself as a hippy singer-songwriter whose Influences are Nick Drake, Kurt Vile and Elliott Smith.