Greg Johnson

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Musician (1968)
Wed Mar 31 2021
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Greg Johnson is 53 years old multi-talented musician. He was born on 7 January 1968 in New Zealand. The singer, songwriter. He writes melodic, lyric-based pop songs. He has seen success both as a solo artist and writing for others. Though he was born in New Zealand, he lives in California, being a resident of the United States.

From age 15, Johnson quickly graduated to the early New Wave scene playing in bands. He also works in many of the infamous live venues that scattered NZ early and post-punk years; this place includes Mainstreet Cabaret, the Reverb Room, The Windsor Castle, and The Esplanade Hotel. 

He currently tours around New Zealand, Australia, the USA, and Europe with his show called "Every Song Has A Story." It features visuals and stories behind every song and album of his.

Get  Detail knowledge of Starting Career Of  Greg Johnson :

In 1987, he signed with Trevor Reekie, the former indie label Pagan Records, releasing an EP under the name "This Boy Rob," which stated his career. Then he  started his own  "The Greg Johnson Set." He started his solo career with his album called " The Water Table" in 1991.

 He won New Zealand's "Top Male Vocalist" at New Zealand Music Awards in 1995. His songs have featured on Air New Zealand inflight programs between 1996-2017. 

In 1997, Johnson won the  New Zealand's most prestigious Songwriting Award called APRA Silver Scroll because of his  tune "Liberty" from the album "Chinese Whispers" among the tough finalists for the Silver Scroll, which included "Isabelle," "Hold Tight" and "Boxer's hands."

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In 2002, he won NZ Tui Best Compilation Album 2003 for "The Best Yet." His music was used in an interview in Austin Mitchell's Pavlova Paradise Revisited (2002). 

World Tours with "Every Song Has A Story."

Johnson moved to Los Angeles in 2002 after signing a worldwide deal with Immigrant Records, a label set up by Fleetwood Mac producers Richard Dashut, and Ken Caillat,  and the late John Trickett. 

Greg Johnson
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In 2005, his song "Save Yourself" from the album Here Comes The Caviar broke on over 50 US Adult Alternative Radio stations. The same year he performed a collection of his songs with The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at Auckland's Aotea Concert Hall.

His band toured all around America doing many radio concerts and arts festivals, including a sell-out show at Boston's Paradise Lounge in August 2006.

In 2007, his song "Hold Tight" was used in the New Zealand drama series Shortland Street during the wedding of Sarah Potts and TK Samuels's characters. 

Several EMI and Universal Music Compilations have been released and "Me and Joanna" on British label Baria Records in 2007.

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In 2008 he and Wayne Bell performed a set on an Air New Zealand 747 between Los Angeles and Auckland. His last album is "I Got Opinions,"  which was released in 2009. 

Since then, he is enrolled in live performances and concerts worldwide, mostly in New Zealand and the United States of America. Then he paused the music.

In 2018, He came back with a new show called "Every Song Has A Story." This show features visuals and stories behind the songs and albums.

Know Most Popular Awards  Greg Johnson  got:

 In his 30 years of a musical career as a singer, composer he has won awards like NZ Tui Top Male Vocalist 1995, Winner APRA Silver Scroll for songwriting 1997 with the song "Liberty," and Winner APRA Silver Scroll for songwriting 1997 with the song "Liberty." 

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