Michael Grepp preparing before a show at the Agora Ballroom April 2010.
|Origin||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
Raised in Solon, Ohio he attended Solon High School from 2000-2004. During this period he played in several local pop/rock bands, competing in various battle of the bands and High School Rock Offs in the greater Cleveland area. Upon graduating from Solon High School he went on to study Architecture at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, eventually pursuing music alongside such notable acts as Kate Voegele, Powerspace, and Look Afraid. In September 2008 he replaced the current singer and became the rhythm guitarist for the Cincinnati/Dayton based band Just Above Jealous, staying with the band up until the groups mutual decision to go in separate directions in early February 2009. During his time with Just Above Jealous he began to write and record demos for several of the songs which would eventually make up The Hampshire EP, before finally returning to Miami University to graduate with a degree in Philosophy.
During the time after his departure from Just Above Jealous he has both shared the stage and toured with various notable Cleveland musicians in and around the greater midwest. Over the last year he has spent much of his time promoting his solo career in the greater Cleveland area, playing a wide range of venues from local coffee shops and open mic's, to various notable Cleveland Venues such as The Agora, Grog Shop, and Wilbur's to promote his upcoming release. In late February 2010 The Hampshire EP was announced with an expected release date to be towards the end of summer, with its namesake derived from a notable side street off of Coventry rd, a well known spot for the local music and art scene in the Cleveland Heights area. The Hampshire EP is expected to feature several guest musicians from the Cleveland area, with a less conventional approach to the typical acoustic release, with a focus on the creation of moods and layering of vocal melodies in an unconventional manner for the previously stated genre of music.
Ep's and Single's
- "The Hampshire EP" (2010)
- "An Allusion From" (2007)
- Michael Gregg blog
- Thrasher, Don (January 16, 2009). "Groove benders: Just Above Jealous meld punk and funk". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
- ManWhoCriedSheep blog
- Taylor Greenland (14 February 2010). "The Hampshire EP". Cleveland Scene.