John Greaves

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John Greaves

New record "Piacenza" to be released on Nov. 18 (Dark Companion Records - Ma.Ra Cash Records)

The man, the piano, the voice. Some twenty songs going spanning a career of fifty years. A journey from Wales to Liverpool, London, Cambridge, New York, Paris. The adventure is in the music, the story in the lyrics. Songs of youth, songs of experience, romantic, rebellious, funny and sad. Greaves unravelled and vulnerable. Confidential.

"Born in Wales, and now a French resident, John Greaves is an artist out of the ordinary: eclectic, prolific and firmly independent.
He has played with the greatest: Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt, participated in unclassifiable ensembles (Michaels Nyman, Peter Gordon, Peter Blegvad), not to mention his fundamental part in historical progressive rock groups such as Henry Cow or National Health. As always, he is an activist of Music (with a capital M) and nowadays he easily makes the transition from trip hop to rock, from cabaret to jazz.(...)Musician of his time, a unique and endearing singer, John Greaves embodies the most beautiful of utopias. Refined melodist and a skilled musical risk-taker, he breaks the established codes and turns the avant-garde into an accessible genre." Pascal Bussy

THE WIRE (UK) “It’s hard not to recall John Cale’s work, less because of their shares Welsh origins than their shares ability to make grand statements using simple conceits and materials."

THE NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE (US) “A left-field Elvis Costello”

LE MONDE (FR) "one of the greatest British musical personalities in jazz and singing."

John Greaves

New record "Piacenza" to be released on Nov. 18 (Dark Companion Records - Ma.Ra Cash Records)

The man, the piano, the voice. Some twenty songs going spanning a career of fifty years. A journey from Wales to Liverpool, London, Cambridge, New York, Paris. The adventure is in the music, the story in the lyrics. Songs of youth, songs of experience, romantic, rebellious, funny and sad. Greaves unravelled and vulnerable. Confidential.

"Born in Wales, and now a French resident, John Greaves is an artist out of the ordinary: eclectic, prolific and firmly independent.
He has played with the greatest: Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt, part...

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Past Gigs John Greaves

  • 05 | 2016 Royaumont, FR Abbaye de Royaumont
  • 05 | 2016 Vendome, FR SMAC
  • 11 | 2015 Reims, FR Opéra
  • 11 | 2015 Malakoff, FR Words & Music
  • 09 | 2015 Paris, FR Festival Jazz à la Villette
  • 07 | 2015 Lacanau, FR Plein Air à Lacanau
  • 07 | 2015 Bergerac, FR Les Mercredis du Port
  • 06 | 2015 Les Lilas, FR Le Triton
  • 05 | 2015 Piacenza, IT Musiche Nuove a Piacenza
  • 05 | 2015 Bologna, IT Angelica Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Paris, FR Maison de la Radio
  • 01 | 2015 Aulnay sous Bois, FR Le Cap
  • 01 | 2015 Paris, FR Auditorium du Louvre
  • 01 | 2015 Les Lilas, FR Le Triton
  • 11 | 2014 Huddersfield, UK -
  • 11 | 2014 London, UK Barbican
  • 11 | 2014 Flori, IT -
  • 11 | 2014 Tokyo, JP -
  • 11 | 2014 Kyoto, JP -

Discography John Greaves

  • 2015 Piacenza Album | Dark Companion Records
  • 2015 Verlaine Gisant Album | Signature
  • 2012 Divine Ignorante Album | Cristal Records
  • 2008 Verlaine Album | Zig Zag Territoires
  • 2003 The Trouble with Happiness Album | Chant du Monde

Media

  • Video John Greaves au Ministère d...
  • Sound John Greaves - Piacenza
  • Video John Greaves - Logique - Ma...

Origin

  • Paris FR

Members

  • John Greaves piano, vocals