Gregg is going to be part of new folk rock band TRADarrr and this is what Gregg’s says about this new project.
“I was asked by PJ Wright and drummer/producer Mark Stevens to demo some traditional songs that I had. They liked them, recorded them and now I’m part of the live band. There’s some amazing players on the album like Dave Pegg (Fairport) and Jerry Donahue (guitar wizard). We’ve made an album that we’re all really proud off and can’t wait to get it on the road. I think its a real celebration of classic British folk rock!!”
“We’ve been following Gregg for a couple of years now and his songwriting and interpretation of English folk songs has a refreshingly honest feel about it, plus his live sound is developing into something very special indeed.” – BBC Music Introducing.
At the age of 18 Gregg formed folk-rock band CAVE. The band toured extensively around England and enjoyed main stage billing at some of the best English folk festivals and venues. The mixture of Gregg’s songs and carefully selected traditional songs & tunes with members such as Guy Fletcher (fiddle) and Simon Care (melodeon) made for a very popular live sound.
2008 saw the release of the band’s album ‘Welcome Welcome’
CAVE still get together sporadically and reformed in 2012 to play the ATM festival in Germany.
In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and has been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance.
2012 saw Gregg supporting artists such as Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick and Chris Wood.
In the autumn of 2012, Gregg embarked on a very successful tour of Germany where he was joined by fiddler Nick Ellison. For this tour the duo released the limited edition album ‘Keep The Beggars Warm’. This has been released through Gregg’s new label ‘Tweed Music’.
Summer 2014: Gregg’s new album ‘Old England Grown New’ has now been released. In addition to the fine collection of Northamptonshire musicians joining Gregg on this album, Dave Swarbrick (ex-Fairport Convention) plays fiddle on the opening track ‘The Bonny Lass of Anglesey’.
As Gregg says in the liner of the album: “This album is dedicated to the new bundle of pure, innocent hope and joy that is Wilco Arthur Cave”.
Visit the Tweed Music page for information on previewing and purchasing the album.
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