Clive Gregson

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Clive Gregson
Born (1955-01-04) January 4, 1955 (age 59)
Origin Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England
Genres Folk music, folk-rock, pop music
Occupations musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1975–Present
Labels Stiff Records
Cooking Vinyl
Special Delivery
Associated acts Any Trouble
Gregson & Collister
Richard Thompson band
Website www.clivegregson.com

Clive James Gregson (born 4 January 1955, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England) is an English singer/songwriter, musician and record producer. He has toured in bands, provided backup for well-known musicians, and written songs that have been covered by Kim Carnes, Norma Waterson and Nanci Griffith.

Any Trouble[edit]

His start in the music business was as a founding member and leader of Any Trouble, a band that released five albums and performed hundreds of gigs but which broke-up at the end of 1984. PS Any Trouble got back for a few gigs around 2006 - and are due to perform together in London in December 2013 (Source - Clive Gregson at Star Folk Club, Glasgow 19 Nov 2013)

Gregson & Collister[edit]

In 1985 he released the first of eight solo albums and around the same time he partnered up with vocalist, Christine Collister. This partnership was to prove to be highly successful and helped re-invigorate British folk-rock in the late 80s and early 90s. So much so they were described in Rolling Stone Magazine as "the state of the art in British folk-rock", the same magazine have also described him "one of their 1,000 Greatest Guitarists".[citation needed] Their first four albums all achieved chart success and numerous tours of the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan further established Gregson's name in the world of British folk-rock.

Throughout this period Clive was also a member of the Richard Thompson Band and in demand as a record producer and session musician. He compiled his second solo project, Welcome To The Workhouse and by October 1992 was performing as a solo artist again.

During this time he developed a song-writing partnership with Boo Hewerdine, founder member of The Bible. They toured the UK in the spring of 1993 as a trio completed by Eddi Reader, the ex-Fairground Attraction vocalist.

Solo again[edit]

As of 2009 his career spans 29 years and 17 albums, plus numerous collaborations. His professional career started in 1980 when he helped form Any Trouble bringing out their first record release with Stiff Records.

Clive Gregson shares his guitar expertise at the adult music camps "California Coast Music Camp" and/or the "Puget Sound Guitar Workshop" in Washington State most summers as time allows.[1][2]

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