Prolific star of the folk scene: Clive Gregson at the Limelight Theatre
Queens Park Arts Centre’s Limelight Theatre welcomes acclaimed singer-songwriter Clive Gregson as a guest of Aylesbury Folk Club at the end of May.
Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer, who rose to fame fronting the cult band Any Trouble. The group toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at the end of 1984.
In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo "Best Of..." compilation was released in April 2009.
Clive's solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from a stripped down one man and his acoustic intimacy to a full on electric band approach. Clive's live shows are usually solo performances and the guitar skills that prompted Guitar to include him in their "1,000 Great Guitarists" are always well in evidence.
Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive has followed many musical diversions. Between 1985 and 1992, he formed a partnership with Christine Collister that Rolling Stone called "the state of the art in British folk-rock". They released five albums and toured the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Christine's distinctive voice allied to Clive's songs, instrumental and production skills created something truly special and their decision to call it a day left a huge gap in the roots music scene.
Clive has also toured and recorded with Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine. His songs have been
recorded by many artists, including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie.
Clive relocated to the USA in 1993. He continues to tour regularly and write prolifically. In recent years he has also run a number of songwriting workshops and master classes and remains in demand as a record producer and session musician.
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