Greg Roberts (musician)

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Greg Roberts
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Greg Roberts during his time with Big Audio Dynamite – Santa Cruz, March 1987
Background information
Born London, England
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Big Audio Dynamite, Screaming Target, Dreadzone
Website Dreadzone – Official web site

Greg Roberts (born 29 May 1958, London, England) is a British rock drummer. He was part of Big Audio Dynamite, who had a no. 11 UK hit single with "E=MC2", from 1984–1989.

Roberts went on to form the band Screaming Target in 1991 with ex-BBig Audio Dynamite members Don Letts and Leo 'E-Zee Kill' Williams, then started Dreadzone with Williams and Dan Donovan, another former Big Audio Dynamite member. Dreadzone had a no. 20 hit with "Little Britain" in 1996.

A self-taught musician, Roberts has said that his experience with Big Audio Dynamite — particularly the band's use of technology (including a drum machine) — enabled him to become a writer and arranger, and also led to him forming Dreadzone.[1]

Roberts has also worked as a session musician.

Discography[edit]

With Big Audio Dynamite[edit]

With Screaming Target[edit]

With Dreadzone[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll – 3rd Edition
  • The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and Albums – 19th Edition

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