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GREGG ARTHUR

BASED: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

When you think of soaring romantic strings, cool rhythms and velvet tones from a man on stage in a well cut suit you might be forgiven for thinking of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett, but this time around it’s none other than Australia’s very own Gregg Arthur, interpreting in his own way the classic songs from the legendary Nat “King” Cole songbook. ABC music is proud to present Gregg Arthur’s latest album “Unforgettable”, a collection of songs from Nat “King” Cole’s contribution to the Great American Songbook.  This recording, as is the case with all of Gregg’s recordings, evokes an era of elegance and style, a time when the music was performed with phrasing that emphasized the storytelling behind these songs.  The Great American Songbook is a collection of music, which was written for singers with technique – power doesn’t suit these tunes, they require nuance, which Gregg Arthur delivers in spades. 

Gregg is a true Renaissance man. He is an accomplished songwriter, creating music and lyrics, a landscape and portrait painter, and actor. He grew up both in Sydney and on a cattle property on the McIntyre River an hour out of Inverell. Isolation on the farm was no problem for the young Gregg.  In between working on the farm and painting landscapes, he immersed himself in his father’s extensive record collection, which included all the classic albums of Frank Sinatra, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Gregg soon made his way to the United States and even with his matinee-idol looks and personable manner, he soon discovered that the way into the world’s toughest music scene also required confidence and tenacity. ‘I just started going to gigs featuring great musicians and whenever they’d have a break I’d go up and start talking to them about music. Inevitably it would end up with me getting up onstage and singing with them.’

Honing his craft over the years, Gregg has travelled the world performing for enthusiastic audiences of his own, most recently in Las Vegas, where celebrities and Great American Songbook aficionados have embraced him and his unique interpretation of this beloved musical art form, and he has had the pleasure of working with some of the great players of the genre – Joey Singer (musical director for Debby Reynolds, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Feinstein), Vincent Falcone (former musical director for Frank Sinatra), Gus Mancuso (musical director for Sarah Vaughan) and Bob Rosario (bandleader and arranger for Bobby Darin). His debonair style makes it all look so smooth and easy, but such ‘natural’ ease takes years to perfect.

‘I’m one of those people who believes that you never stop learning,’ he says. ‘And in the end it all comes down to the story of the song. All of these wonderful songs sum up the lives of individuals and you enter into their world, rather than the song just being a jingle.’ Gregg recently performed a series of showcases and promotional appearances in the U.S., including Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in the MGM Grand Las Vegas (star of Everybody Loves Raymond) With his assured command of the genre, listeners to this brand new album ’Unforgettable’ will be swept away.

“I love the way you sing. You’re yourself, which makes you an original singer. Your phrasing is perfection”
-Tony Bennett

“I had the great fortune to work with Gregg in Las Vegas. He’s got it all; phrasing, intimate voice, presence, pitch, taste, star material indeed”

-Gus Mancuso (Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Quincy Jones) “As the former pianist/conductor for Frank Sinatra, I want to say that having worked with Gregg Arthur, I believe that he has all the necessary talent and vocal acuity to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Sinatra, and effectively disseminate the great music
which Mr. Sinatra loved so much”

-Vincent Falcone  “In my opinion he is the ultimate crooner”

-Maestro (Dr.) Tommy Tycho, AM MBE "Gregg Arthur is the musician's singer. His interpretations of the songs are lucid, groovy and informed by the tradition of jazz singing. He has a great instrument- it allows him to speak to the audience as though he was confiding his most personal thoughts with them.

Most importantly he knows the genre and speaks it with an authority that one seldom hears. He is my favourite male singer for all of these reasons."   -Craig Scott. Chair of the Jazz Unit,
Sydney Conservatorium

 

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