A recent Presenters Pick of the Month by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA), Greg Coulson’s debut album ‘What’s New?’ has been well received by critics and given extensive radio and online airplay. So much so that it was Number 1 in the IBBA airplay chart in July 2018, preceded by rave reviews of his HRH Blues Festival appearance in April and followed by his competing in the UK Blues Challenge 2018. Reviews include:
"Gregory Coulson has the homegrown R&B thing down – see jiving opener 10/10, the cocksure Sick Note and the lift-off chorus of Girls, all three songs as fresh as the genre has sounded in years"
, “… a worthy debut… As an ensemble, Coulson’s band displays the tightness essential to handle the passion and timing of his thoughtfully arranged songs”
, “…an enthralling mix of styles played by a band of great skill and energy” – full review here
Down The Front Media
“The combination of solid musicianship, catchy tunes and elements of soul, jazz, blues and rock means that there is plenty to enjoy here!”
Blues in Britain
“not many people could follow that.” With more airplay and reviews coming in, this is a watershed year for Greg Coulson.
Greg Takes on the often unfashionable RnBs sound and makes an album with
personality, Finness and fine songs.
We should all get behind him.
Greg will be taking part in this years Uk Blues challenge!
The challenge will be held on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Worthing Pier's Southern Pavilion and more details, including how you can get tickets, will be made available soon.
The winner will be invited to represent the UK at the The Blues Foundation's 35th International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2019 & European Blues Union's 9th European Blues Challenges in Ponta Delgada in the Azores in April 2019.
Catch Greg Coulson & the Band live in 2018! Greg will be appearing in the UK and Europe to promote his long awaited debut Album, 'What's New?' Release date: March 30th 2018.
He will be accompanied by the fantastic, Stuart Dixon - Guitar (Eddie Floyd, Never The Bride & Dani Wilde), John Thompson - Bass (The Selecter, Bad Manners & Bent) and Adam Gammage - Drums (Baxter Dury, Elliot Sumner & Tom Grennan)
Go to: Gigs for more info!
You can also see Greg Coulson play with, The Blockheads, Spiritualized, Dani Wilde and Alice Jemima over the course of 2018.
Greg Coulson is bringing his hi-octane musical party to venues and festivals across the UK. 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.
While Greg is well known for his livewire on stage performances, he could not make the impact he does without his stunning, hand-picked band of crack musicians who help him rock any house he appears in.
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