Gregg Foreman

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Gregg Foreman
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Background information
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Occupation(s) Musician, DJ
Associated acts The Delta 72, Cat Power, The Black Ryder, Pink Mountaintops

Gregg Foreman is an American musician and DJ born in Philadelphia.[1] Foreman gained recognition originally as the front man of The Delta 72,[2][3][4][1] a band that created a frenetic and honest style channeling post-punk rock sensibilities with 1960s British Invasion R&B.[5] The live gigs of The Delta 72 have been characterized by Gregg's energetic stage performances and James Brown-like moves.[3][5]

Foreman who had been djing since 1995, also established a career as a popular deejay in his hometown, Philadelphia, and still spins in his resident city, Los Angeles.[5] Foreman's sets span a range from soul music to post-punk, girl group sounds and psychedelic.[6]

He joined Cat Power[3][7] in 2006, now elevated to musical director.[5] He was also in Pink Mountaintops,[3] founded by Stephen McBean from Black Mountain ; psychedelic, post punk band The Meek,[4][8] and a part-time member of the slow-burning, psyche rock band The Black Ryder.[3][3]

In 2015, Foreman worked on Re-licked, a project of James Williamson (musician) of The Stooges, including Alison Mosshart from The Kills and Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys.[9]

Gregg also hosts The Pharmacy,[10] a radio show focusing on the architects of underground music, interviewing artists like Alan Vega of Suicide, Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre,[11] Genesis P-Orridge from Psychic TV and a pioneer of no wave, Lydia Lunch.[12]

Gregg has one sister Abbe Foreman, a photographer in Philadelphia and mother Vicki Foreman who was a school teacher. He was raised in Valley Forge, coming from a single family which shaped him into the person and artist he is today.

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