Greg Cockerill

Greg Cockerill

GREG COCKERILL’S MUSIC IS A UNIQUE EXPRESSION OF CANADIAN ROOTS. GROWING UP AND DISCOVERING CLASSIC ALBUMS FROM JOHN LENNON AND JIMI HENDRIX AMIDST THE EXPLODING GRUNGE ROCK SCENE OF THE EARLY 90’S, GREG PICKED UP A GUITAR AND PLAYED IN AS MANY BANDS AS POSSIBLE RANGING IN STYLE FROM HIP-HOP AND R&B TO JAZZ AND COUNTRY.
IN 2010 GREG RELOCATED TO TORONTO AND RE-FORMED A NEW GREG COCKERILL BAND AND RELEASED “FESTUCA”  IN 2011 WITH HIS BROTHER JOSHUA COCKERILL AND STEW CROOKES. THE ALBUM GARNERED INDUSTRY PRAISE AND GENERATED A FAITHFUL FOLLOWING IN THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE PLAYING RESIDENCIES AT THE CAMERON HOUSE AND THE DAKOTA TAVERN.  AS WELL AS FRONTING HIS OWN BAND, GREG ALSO WORKS AS A SIDEMAN AND SESSION MUSICIAN AND ARRANGER.   MOST NOTABLY HIS COLLABORATION WITH BLUES RENAISSANCE MAN PAUL REDDICK WON THE JUNO IN 2017 FOR BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

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